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Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii – ‘Ohana Since 1897
Made with Aloha. For over 120 years Meadow Gold has provided quality milk, ice cream and juices for generations of Hawaii’s families and communities.
In 1897, seven island dairies combined to form the Dairymen’s Association that would later become known as Meadow Gold. In 1959 the Dairymen’s Association changed its name to Meadow Gold Dairies Hawai’i.
In 1949 Meadow Gold created a mascot still used today, Lani Moo. The ambassador of good health and nutrition has had a proactive approach in communicating and reaching out to Hawai‘i ‘ohana and their keiki.
Meadow Gold also produces POG juice, a Hawai’i favorite tropical drink. POG is an acronym for three fruits from which it is made: passionfruit, orange, and guava. A food product consultant named Mary Soon, who worked for Haleakala Dairy on Maui, Hawai’i came up with the three fruit juice blend in 1971.
POG also has a mascot, named Poglodyte, which in sort is a yellowish fuzzball looking thingy da kine. Um… yeah.
The Meadow Gold company went through many changes of ownership throughout the years although a Hawai’i Island dairy farmer named Bahman Sadeghi purchased Meadow Gold Dairies in May of 2021.