Our Story

It all began 30 years ago....
Watch till the end of the video to see the reason Mr. Barry married Mrs. Barry....it was for the shortbread and macadamia nut Hawaiian cookies!

About Mrs. Barry

THE ORIGINAL

The idea came suddenly one day in May in 1978....to enter the cookie contest at the 1st Macadamia Nut Festival in Honoka'a the "Macadamia Nut Capital of the World". 

It happened in Mrs. Barry's kitchen up mauka (mountain in Hawaiian), on the volcanic slopes of Mauna Kea, overlooking the Hawaiian village of Honoka'a. 

Mrs. Barry went to work perfecting her recipe. She gave samples to her husband, her daughter, her son, and fellow teachers. So ONO (good tasting in Hawaiian), they all said. 

Mrs. Barry's scrumptious cookies won FIRST PRIZE on August 26th 1978. It was clear Mrs. Barry needed a store to hand out such delights. People who visited the islands for fun, work, and vacation... as well as Mrs. Barry's neighbors could now get all the cookies they wanted. 

 

Mrs. Barry's Kona Cookies store opened on August 5th, 1980. Since then, Mrs. Barry's Cookies has passed into the hands of some of the friendliest people in the world. When you receive Mrs. Barry's Cookies as a gift, you feel very special indeed. These hand-made gems represent the good times of Hawai'i. To us we always reflect on wow wonderful it is that someone is at our website or at our store thinking of sharing our cookies with another person.  

 

When you taste our cookies, you taste Hawai'i. Just imagine the gentle trade-winds... a conch cell blowing in the distance.... the magnificent Kona sunset about to paint the sky with brilliance....all of nature calling you to visit Hawai'i also known as e komo mai. We make our cookies with the concept of e komo mai. This all meaning "welcome, come-in to our place - please have a taste of our finest".

 

Once you receive our Hawaiian cookies, take a moment to get comfortable and relaxed. Then dig into one of our treasure gift boxes of delights to find out what everyone is taking about when they mention Mrs. Barry's Kona Cookies. 

 

  

Our Ohana - 3 Generations 

Meet Our Team

Han Sung Barry

"The Original" Mrs. Barry. CEO/Owner

Jim "Coach" Barry

Mrs. Barry's partner in crime. 
Co-Owner

Jamie Barry

Keeping the tradition alive.  
2nd Generation Baker/CEO

Candice "Candi" Chow

"The Brain" of the operations.  
VP of Operations & Marketing

Sarah Barry

"The Gofer", in charge of all that is needed.
3rd Generation/Marketing

Jimmy Ellis

Our "Mad Scientist"
&
Assistant Baker

Marce Yates

Our "Sweetheart"! She keeps the customers happy!
Customer Service 
 

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