Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company is located at Macadamia Road in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii and is approximately 20 minute's drive from Hilo International Airport. As well as producing macadamia nut candies and other treats, this site also features a visitor center. Visitors can come here daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm and it also open on public holidays.
Coming to the factory and visitor center will enhance people's knowledge of the macadamia nuts and how they are harvested. Visitors can also find out how the macadamia nut candies are made and get to sample some of the treats for free. A video shows how the harvesting and production process works.
The visitor center also has a gift shop and small snack bar outside where visitors can buy some of the treats made here. To take a self guided tour of the factory, visitors need to cross the parking lot from the visitor center and wander along the production line, where they will see signs explaining what they are looking at. The process where the nuts get covered in chocolate can also be observed, before the candies are processed through a cooling tunnel.