Saturday, February 13, 2016

Matsumoto Shave Ice

Matsumoto Shave Ice It is referred to in different ways, depending on where you are from … in Hilo it’s Ice Shave; lots of folks outside the Islands call it Sno-Balls, SnoCones (or Snow Cones) or even Shaved Ice … most, here, call it Shave Ice. M Matsumoto Store Inc (founded February 13, 1951) opened in the previous Tanaka Store in Haleiwa. In 1956, a family friend suggested that the store sell cones of shave ice to help make up for slow business – they bought a hand-crank shave ice machine from Japan, attached an electric motor and started making shave ice cones at a nickel a piece.

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  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I love Hawaii and its history and your blog is a wonderful part of my love of Oahu. Thank you so very much.