Jade Food was founded 1961 by Hollis Ho with his vision of bringing the beloved crackseed snack to Hawaii. Crackseed is Chinese style preserved fruit that comes in many different forms and is made with a variety of different fruit, such as, plums, peaches, lemons, and mangos. The term "crackseed" is an umbrella term for all types of preserved Chinese-style fruit. The crackseed snack was not previously made in Hawaii but Hollis established Jade Food with a couple of chefs from Hong Kong skilled in the crackseed process. Together they built the foundation of Jade Food and recipes that have stood the test of time.
Today Jade Food processes fifty different versions of their iconic crackseed. Through the years Jade Food has stood by their quality standards and manufacture their crackseed by hand with the utmost
attention to detail. It is the quality and variety that keeps generations of families coming back time and again.