Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Today we made a small grocery and supply run in Pukalani. We could not resist taking a few pics of the "Low Fat Big Hunk" candy bar and the Foremost Ice Cream section. The ice cream packaging is by far one of the best design series we have seen in some time. It's so refreshing to see packaging that is not all tricked out with splats, swirls, cheesy grinning models or uber bright colors. Of course this packacking looks as though they have not updated it since 1970, but don't you think they look refreshing and calming? Our favorites are the Pineapple, Rainbow and Orange Sherberts on the top shelf. The Macadamia Nut is pretty great and John pointed out that the San Fransisco Mint is (over) designed to look like money. I searched on-line and found very little info on the company, but discovered that FOREMOST ICE CREAM is/was made in Honolulu and was at one point in talks to be bought by Meadow Gold. I never did find out if it is still being made on Ohau. We would love to go over and take a tour of the plant. We only got about half photographed so I really would like to go back to Foodland and photograph each one individually.
The stunning 1950s-era Foremost Plant in Honolulu. What I would give to see inside. Can you imagine?
photo:Cindy Ellen Russell