Sweet Taro Pie
If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday treat, then taro pie might offer the bragging rights you're after. It's available at McDonald's in Hawaii, but only during Christmastime, and it's beloved by locals in much the same way that, say, Shamrock Shakes are in the lower 48 around St. Patrick's Day. To this tourist, the sweetly sticky, bluish-purplish taro filling tasted a bit like a (very mild) mixture of blueberry and grape, and one was more than enough. Still, it's definitely a taste of the islands you can't get just anywhere.
By Stephanie Perry, AFAR Local Expert
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