Overview

Date Established 09/2019
Founder Kristin Eldredge
Headquarters Kailua, Hawaii
Industries
Food
Website https://www.okinakitchen.com/
Press Contact Kristin Eldredge
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Products

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix $12.45
The Complete Collection
The Complete Collection $58.95
The Original Collection
The Original Collection $48.95

About

‘Okina is an emerging food brand dedicated to bringing regeneratively-grown foods to the home kitchen. Launched in September 2020, ‘Okina’s first product line — gluten-free, vegan baking mixes — features whole food ingredients sourced directly from organic and regenerative family farms. Each and every ingredient is thoughtfully selected for its exceptional quality and responsible farming practices. The baking mixes are freshly milled in small batches, produced without any additives and are shipped directly to consumers for optimal freshness. 

‘Okina’s current collection of muffin and bread baking mixes includes: Carrot Currant Masala, Banana Chocolate Chip, Zucchini Double Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice and Classic Base. The brand has been featured by Pop Up Grocer, BUBBLE, The Good Trade, The Strategist, Entrepreneur and Vegetarian Times.

Founding Story

What began as a mother’s quest to feed her kids the most nutritious (and delicious!) foods led to an unofficial education on the food system and what could be better. As she learned about regeneratively-grown foods, Kristin Eldredge began tracking down the best ingredients she could get her hands on, experimenting in her own kitchen. 

Hoping to make it easier for others to feed their families and use these exceptional ingredients, she created her company ‘Okina. A nod to the letter in the Hawaiian alphabet representing a break between two syllables (like “Hawai’i”), the brand’s name represents a pause that renews both people and the planet — a pause Kristin hopes each customer can experience while using the products.

Bios

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Kristin Eldredge

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A love of food has always been part of Kristin’s story. While working as an accomplished IT professional, Kristin continually dabbled in food -- be it through a year of culinary school, a stint making chocolate truffles or a farmers’ market stand selling baked goods. 

In 2017, she decided to commit her energy more fully to food entrepreneurship. With over 20 years of corporate experience and an MBA from Tulane under her belt, Kristin created ‘Okina -- crafting nourishing products that help her feed her own family and contribute to a healthier food system.

Press

Vegetarian Times 10 Plant-Based Kitchen Shortcuts

Of course, we’d all like to whip up delicious baked goods from scratch, but some days, there just isn’t enough time to purchase, let alone measure out all the ingredients. And those are the perfect days to let a package of ‘Okina do all the heavy lifting.

The Strategist 30 Gifts Under $50 From Asian and Asian American–Owned Brands

Features Okina Original Collection.

Veg Out Magazine 8 VEGAN MIXES FOR EASIER HOLIDAY BAKING

This gluten-free brand uses only the best organic ingredients and delivers them straight to your door. Relying on small batch grains and supporting regenerative farming, they offer up Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix, Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix, Zucchini Double Chocolate Muffin + Bread Baking Mix, and more. Can’t decide? Go with the complete collection!

In The Know 100+ ASIAN-OWNED BRANDS TO SUPPORT TODAY AND ALWAYS

The AAPI community is rich, creative and diverse, and the sheer number of Asian-owned brands and businesses below reflects that. Here at In The Know, we’re committed to highlighting diversity during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APAHM) and beyond. We want to make it easy for you to support diverse brands every single day of the year. Whether you’re looking for clean skin care, stylish home decor, yummy snacks to keep in your pantry or stunning, one-of-a-kind jewelry, the following Asian-owned brands are breaking new ground and creating game-changing products. Supporting the AAPI community shouldn’t only happen once a year. Make it a part of your everyday routine by getting to know the Asian-owned brands below and shop all the incredible products they have to offer.

Entrepreneur Easy Bake Vegan: These Brands Let You Have Your (Pan)cake and Eat It Too / Just add mylk: These conscious companies are making plant-based breakfast a breeze.

Ain't got muffin' on me

If you’re ready to level up your breakfast and dessert game, Okina is an independent brand that’s making it easy to put exciting culinary creations on the table. All of their mixes are vegan and gluten free, and in addition to the basic muffin and bread mix, they offer banana-chocolate-chip, pumpkin-spice, zucchini-double-chocolate and carrot-currant-masala baking bases. In addition to being tasty, Okina can boast that they source ingredients exclusively from farms that operate with sustainable and regenerative practices.

Red Tricycle 13 Store-Bought Breakfasts That Make Mornings a Cinch

Whoever said breakfast is the most important meal of the day never encountered a squirmy toddler or a picky eater. To help fill those bellies first thing in the morning, we discovered 8 delicious store-bought breakfast ideas that you’ll feel good giving to your kids and they’ll actually eat without putting up a fight.