The Sugar Museum's gift shop is situated inside the Sugar Museum in what was once the private kitchen of a plantation superintendent's home. It offers made-in-Hawaiʻi gifts and souvenirs, including the most popular items — real Hawaiian sugar cane stalks and sticks, and our own private label Maui sugars and coffee, ready to take home. You'll also find books, music and DVD's on Hawaiʻi's history and culture, especially highlighting sugar's history and plantation life. There are children's books of Hawaiian stories and activities, and t-shirts exclusively designed for the Sugar Museum inspired by the sugar mill and Maui's multi-ethnic plantation roots.
If you would like to purchase any of the specialty sugars, coffee, books or DVD's on this page, or any item in our gift shop, please email us with your contact information and what you would like to purchase, and we will call you to make a secure phone order.
You may visit the museum gift shop any time without paying museum admission. For admission to the museum, directions and hours, please click HERE.
Your visit into Maui’s sugar plantation history isn’t complete until you pick up some Maui specialty sugars to take home.
Maui Brand Premium Maui Gold Raw Sugar: Amber-colored Maui Gold Natural Turbinado Cane Sugar is made by slow boiling natural raw sugar, while retaining distinct molasses tones. Premium Maui Gold adds rich taste to coffee and tea drinks and robust flavor to baked goods.
Maui Brand Plantation White Evaporated Cane Juice Sugar: Plantation White Natural Evaporated Cane Juice retains the old fashioned, pure taste of the sugarcane not found in refined sweeteners. Plantation White includes just a hint of molasses, adding depth and richness when used as a natural substitute whenever refined white sugar is called for.
A Sweet Partnership: Maui Gold and Plantation White Sugar are made on Maui by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, dba Maui Brand, and donated to the non-profit Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. Proceeds from sales benefit the cultural and educational programs of the Sugar Museum, and help perpetuate our island plantation heritage.
This aromatic Maui origin coffee pairs well with our specialty sugars.
Plantation Blend 100% Maui Coffee: Rich, smooth Plantation Blend is a unique combination of Maui origin Arabica beans, grown on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains. Wake up with Maui in your cup!
A Partnership Firmly Rooted in Maui's Plantation History: Plantation Blend is grown in the West Maui Mountains by MauiGrown Coffee. It is produced and packaged for the non-profit Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum. Proceeds from sales benefit the cultural and educational programs of the Sugar Museum, and help perpetuate our island plantation heritage.
Many of the DVDs in the Sugar Museum's gift shop are locally produced.
FROM CANE TO SUGAR-A TOUR OF HAWAIʻI'S LAST SUGAR PRODUCING MILL
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Take a tour of what was once Hawaiʻi's largest and last remaining sugar producing mill. Follow the sugar production process and get a closer look at the massive cane hauling trucks, see how cane is loaded at the mill, and follow the process of extracting juice from cane and crystallizing it into sugar. This best-selling DVD plays in the Sugar Museum for museum visitors and can be purchased in the gift shop. Since Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company announced in January of 2016 that it will cease sugar production, this is as close as most people will come to an actual field and factory tour of the historic Puunene sugar plantation and mill, located across from the Sugar Museum.
KAHULUI RAILROAD STORIES
The Kahului Railroad, first in the kingdom and last in the state of Hawaiʻi, operated for nearly ninety years from 1879 until 1966. The Kahului Railroad days are some of the most fascinating, colorful times in Hawaiian history. See Kahului Railroad workers and friends whose lives were touched by the railroad. The "talk story" conversations with old timers who lived the railroad life and the historical photographs tell an interesting story. The charisma, uniqueness and authenticity of the local personalities is exceptional. Kahului Railroad Stories captures wonderful real life stories from Maui's history that were nearly lost forever.
Among the many unique books carried in the Sugar Museum’s gift shop are some historical books written by local Maui authors.
FROM KING CANE TO THE LAST SUGAR MILL: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawaii's Premiere Crop
Allan C. Jones & Robert V. Osgood
University of Hawaii Press, 2015
This book focuses on the technological and scientific advances that allowed Hawaii's sugar industry to become a world leader and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) to survive into the twenty first century.
Hardback, 288 pages, $45.00
THE THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB:
The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and their Quest for Olympic Glory
In 1937 a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To become Olympians.
Hardback, 437 pages, $45.00
ISSEI NISEI SANSEI
Three Generations of Camp Life Puunene, Maui, Hawaii
Donald Y. Yamasaki
D&S Publishing Company, 2013
This comprehensive look at the Puunene Sugar Plantation Camps is from the viewpoint of Japanese laborers who left their homeland in search of a better life. Not only is it an important historical document, but it is also a nostalgic look back at the home life, customs, and even culinary traditions of the proud, determined people set on providing a future of hope for their children.
Paperback, 303 pages, $19.95
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