[ food Category ]
March 18, 2003

Melona Bars

melona bar.gifMelona bars! ONO! I am in San Fran and can't find it anywhere! Does anyone know where I can get them here on the mainland? Also if I can order them right to my home in California? I have a strong weakness for melona bars!

Made in Korea, a melona bar looks like a pastel-green, single popsicle. It's made of water, molasses, skim milk powder, sugar and melon flavor. Each 2.46-ounce bar contains 5 grams of fat, 4 of them saturated, and 19 grams of carbohydrate, including 15 grams of sugar. Price is about 79 cents.

Posted by Heidi at March 18, 2003 07:33 AM


Posted by lisa on March 18, 2003 7:58 AM:

My suggestion is to try Ranch 99 (aka 99 Ranch). They tend to have just about every Asian product imaginable. And I know I've seen them at the Japanese supermarket complex off highway 280 in/near Cupertino (which also has the greatest Hello Kitty clearance table- stuff only sold in Japan- for $2-$3).

If that's too far, check a local Mexican grocery store. Good luck!

Posted by Ryan on March 18, 2003 11:56 AM:

According to the 99 Ranch Market store locator, there's one in Daly City, maybe ten miles southwest of central San Francisco. Let your fingers do the walking to see if they carry 'em: (650) 992-8899.

Posted by Anaiis on March 18, 2003 8:39 PM:

Ooh, Melona bars. They are a bit of a recent development in my life.

I am not one for ice cream products, but the day I was moving into my new house, my landlady bought me some (banana flavored) and I have been hooked since.

Sinfully divine.

Posted by aureservoir on March 30, 2003 10:50 AM:

guys...it's on sale at Longs! go get 'em

Posted by liam on April 3, 2003 10:22 PM:

I live in Korea and maybe there is some way I can send you some.I don't know how I would be able to keep them cool.I love them too so I understand your problem very well,
Take Care,

Posted by JP on April 4, 2003 3:35 PM:

I found Melona bars at:

Kuk Jea Market
2350 Junipero Serra Blvd.
Daly City, CA 94015

It's a big Korean supermarket that opened a few months ago.

That Melona IS addictive!

Posted by 7train on April 8, 2003 4:57 AM:

For the New Yorkers, you can get them in Flushing, Queens, at the Korean grocery stores(and some delis).

Posted by Kathy on April 24, 2003 8:26 AM:

We, too, are huge Melona bar fans. Anyone have any idea where we can find them in or around Baltimore, MD? Or any info on places that will cold pack & shiop them to us? Thanks!

Posted by :: jozjozjoz :: on May 22, 2003 8:20 PM:

OMG, Melona bars are the BEST! I just ended up here on your site because I was googling for MELONA bars!

Posted by Erika Engle on May 28, 2003 2:16 PM:

Costco sells BOXES of Melona bars for less than the regular grocery stores. Sam's Club might also have such good deals.
I almost picked up a box the other day but saw a huge box of 18 "Skinny Cow" ice cream sandwiches that offered more nights of desserts for my kids than the box of Melonas. They are also fans of the Ice Mony popsicle things, which I think are also Korean. Sometimes Safeway has 'em on sale for 99 cents a bag!

Posted by b on June 1, 2003 10:09 PM:

I know of a korean market right in the heart of San Mateo that has the strawberry and melon bars, all for a measly 80 cents.

It's a block away from Takahashi Market, which has fresh poi from Hawaii every Thursday.

Posted by Ellen on June 5, 2003 10:23 PM:

I am a Melona-bar addict as well! I looked up "melona bars" on the net and got this site and chuckled to find so many people living in the bay area who got addicted at some point and were having a similar jonesing (I got hooked in Hawaii too). Thanks to everyone for posting the skinny on where to find these in the San Francisco area!!!

Posted by bobbie on June 11, 2003 8:23 PM:

hi there fellow melona lovers. my husband and i are having the same problem in seattle! i personally think its a ploy to make sure we all return to hawaii! please let me know if you have info for the seattle area.

Posted by courtney on June 12, 2003 7:48 AM:

Yup, most Korean markets have Melonas. I found em here at Kyo-Po market in Santa Clara, as well as the aforementioned 99 Ranch in Cupertino as well as Milpitas.

Posted by alyssa on June 17, 2003 10:49 AM:

MELONA! Those things are awesome! I'm not even a huge melon fan, but when I tasted a melon bar, I FELL IN LOVE!

Wowee - Costco! I will have to check that out, although when I was at Costco last time I didn't see them.

I know a bunch of people already posted places, but for anyone in the eastbay, Pusan Market on Telegraph sells them (not sure of the address, and, yes, I know telegraph is long, but look in the phone book or something!) Good Luck!

Posted by E.Akamine on June 29, 2003 11:47 AM:

Aloha fr Seattle! It's funny to see how many are craving melona bars, too! My sister & I are going through serious withdrawls..
Has anyone found them @ Ranch 99? Mahalo!!

Posted by heidi on June 29, 2003 3:27 PM:

hey people! glad to see that everyone enjoys melona bars! i am also glad i got alot of responds for this blog! i had finally found some melona bars in california!! right in fairfield!!! Remember people! if you are craving for melona bars, ask any asian store where the korean store is located and you would definately find some!! ask the people at ranch 99 where you can find a small korean store! all korean stores that i have been to have them! they different flavors!! be sure to check them out!

Posted by evergreenhaze on July 22, 2003 11:34 PM:

Oh, how I long for another Melona taste sensation. Fell in love with them over on the rocks(Hawaii). Does anyone know where to find them in upstate New York?

Posted by Randy on July 26, 2003 2:55 PM:

Update? Hm... could be a problem. I'm in CT and I go down to flushing when I want them - thankfully they are the korean version and come in a hefty padded bag to make the trip home... dunno if the American imported version does. I would check whatever asian food stores you can find, and be hopeful! :)

Posted by Jason on July 26, 2003 9:28 PM:

Hey. Does anyone know where i can find melona in the great state of Utah. I would really appreciate some help.

Peace, Jason

Posted by Anna on July 29, 2003 2:20 PM:

This goes out to Jason. In Provo just by BYU there is a small shop that has it and other oriental goodies. It's by the D.I. and Sweet's hawaiian food restaurant. Just ask the locals there.

Posted by Jason on August 11, 2003 11:20 AM:

Hey i got hooked on Melona on my last trip to the island. Since then i havn't been able to find them anywhere near me. Does anyone know where they are sold near Mission Viejo, California.


Posted by Kristina on September 9, 2003 4:03 PM:

I'm live Rhode Island and I've been to Hawaii 3 times, and everythime I've gone I have looked forward to melona bars, now here I am 4 years since the last time I went there and still find myself wanting one...If anyone knows where to get them in RI or Mass please help!

Posted by cathy on September 12, 2003 11:17 AM:

You can get the bars at Uwajimaya in Seattle and Portland. Just had my first one a couple of weeks ago from a friend who kept crooning "Melllooona, Melllonna!" She bought an entire box.

Posted by Hayley on November 20, 2003 11:10 PM:

Aloha everyone. I'm trying to find melona bars in Utah or at least figure out how to ship them from hawaii to utah or else I'll die from melona deprivation! someone please help me!

Posted by Vicki on January 13, 2004 9:24 AM:

I am in Michigan and am addicted to Banana Melona Bars. I'm probably not lucky enough to find any near me.

I'm going to Kauai at the end of this week....by chance does anyone know if they sell them in Kauai???

Posted by Niobe on February 15, 2004 9:59 PM:

hey guys!! i'm from saipan, in the cnmi and there isn't one korean store here (even local supermarkets) that don't sell melona. i would send you guys some melona but it'd probably melt before it leaves the post office :P, anyways, i hope you guys have some luck finding melona bars!

Posted by Ken & NormaJean on March 14, 2004 11:53 AM:

My husband and I are also Melona addicts! Does anyone have any idea where to find them in Pittsburgh, PA or Columbia, SC? We are trying to find them on the web. I wonder if you can get them shipped like meat in dry ice?
HELP!! Melona-choly in Pittsburgh, soon to be in Columbia!!

Posted by Pam on April 8, 2004 8:48 PM:

Here's a real shot in the dark...anyone know if you can get Melona bars in Alabama?

Posted by helen on May 30, 2004 8:41 PM:

Went to the Varisty Theater to watch "Young Adam" and I noticed that they sold Melona Bars there.

Posted by Justin on June 5, 2004 12:39 PM:

Oakland's Koreana Plaza (formerly Pusan plaze) has them - $4.99 for a box of 10.

Posted by Spence on June 19, 2004 12:53 AM:

My family discovered Melona Bars on the Big Island of Hawaii during Thanksgiving of 2003. The taste was one of my mother's last great pleasures before she fell victim to cancer this past April. We even served them after her funeral service. In Portland, OR, you can get them at a Korean market on 82nd Ave near Burnside. I don't recall the name.

Posted by Andrew on June 28, 2004 4:22 PM:

i have been to hawaii twice and had melonas the second time i was there. I couldn't get them off of my mind. Does anyone know where to find them in the pasadena/los angeles area?

Posted by Len on July 18, 2004 8:36 PM:

My wife brought home a box of Melon Bars (not Melona Bars) and it looks exactly like the picture on this site. It's made by Lotte Samkang Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea.

She found them at an Asian store in San Mateo, CA on 4th Avenue just across the street from Wells Fargo Bank.

They are the greatest!!!!!

Posted by Troy on July 22, 2004 7:44 PM:

hey everyone!

it is crazy to find so many other melona bar fans:) i am looking for some melona bars in phoenix, az. i found some that were similar, but i haven't found the actual MELONA bar. can anyone help?


Posted by Tracee on September 12, 2004 10:03 PM:

umm, maybe we are weird, but in Kona we can buy them at Costco, Safeway, Longs, and almost all quick stores (7-11, am/pm, etc).
Maybe some other cities have them there too?

Posted by Yoojin on October 30, 2004 3:21 PM:

Ok, melona worked about well.. anyone know where i can order soju online? =)

Posted by Yoojin on November 1, 2004 7:10 AM:

=/ Found a site, www.missionliquors.com that has greensoju, *sigh* I know this is off topic, but since I raised it, I felt compelled to share... but it doesnt deliver to where I am!! *oh poo* when i find a site for the melon bars, i'll definitly post it here... i found korean grocery site though =)

Posted by Nichole on December 2, 2004 9:32 AM:

i live in vegas and i want melona bars like crazy!! where can i get them or can i have them shipped to me?

Posted by dancinfool on January 29, 2005 4:51 PM:


If a cute drummer signs your poster (of him and the band) not with his name, but with the words: "My melona is hot."

What the heck is he trying to say? Is his ice cream melting? Are his drumsticks burning up? What exactly is he trying to tell me?

He's a cutie so I must know.


Posted by melonalover on July 27, 2005 8:25 PM:

I was just wondering if anyone found a website which ships them? I am craving a Melona bar like crazy

Posted by Lisa on August 11, 2005 4:48 PM:

HELP! I live in Ohio an can't find Melona Bars either. We loved them in Hawaii!

Posted by Conrad on August 17, 2005 9:18 PM:

Are you guys fucking shitting me? You guys have a fucking forum on where to find this rotten-cum looking ice cream? How about you guys just stick to good old vanilla or chocolate ice cream you fucking spoiled pricks. Next time you guys fly off to Hawaii to eat some fucking ice cream, I hope all the active volcanoes start erupting over there and burn you down to your nerves.

Posted by Mikey on September 14, 2005 6:00 PM:

Does anyone know where I can get molona bars in san diego county?
Awesome. Thanks.

Posted by Katie on September 24, 2005 8:21 AM:

Conrad-How did you come across this forum if you weren't searching for melona bars yourself? Haha, I also did a google search wondering where I can get them in Huntington Beach...can anyone help?

Posted by Mike on November 20, 2005 8:56 PM:

For melona bars in San Diego, I always got them at the Mitsuwa market on Kearny Mesa (http://www.mitsuwa.com/slh2.html).

Now I'm in north LA. I checked at the nearby Mitsuwa, but no luck...anybody know where to get them around here?

Posted by Christina on December 19, 2005 11:58 AM:

I LOVE MELONA BARS!!!!! I live in Orlando, FL... does anyone know where to find them around here?

Posted by Lyndsi on January 17, 2006 3:16 PM:

Anyone know where I can find them in Santa Barbaram California? Let me know

Posted by Lyndsi on January 17, 2006 3:17 PM:

Anyone know where I can find them in Santa Barbara California? Let me know

Posted by Melona King on February 7, 2006 8:21 PM:

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW! You kids are missing out on the greatest thing ever. I should form an organization that helps provide to those who are in needy of MELONA! YESSSSSSSSS!

Posted by meloney melona! on February 7, 2006 8:25 PM:


Posted by Melona King on February 7, 2006 8:30 PM:


Posted by Melona King on February 7, 2006 8:31 PM:

MELONA KING STRIKES AGAIN! RAWR! I eatzorz your melonazorz.

Posted by Priscilla on February 7, 2006 8:34 PM:

um excuse me "melon king" but i don't think you should be spamming and using inappropiate words like "rawr" and "zorz". Please grow up.

To everyone else out there. I'm Priscilla, and I love melona, especially the banana flavored one. Also, because i eat so much of this delicious, creamy, exotic, fruit ice cream bar, I'm 4'11 and I weigh about 150 pounds now

Posted by asdf on February 7, 2006 8:43 PM:

Hi, I'm asdf and I like melona. I like to swim in melted melona in my house. I'm cool. kthxbai

Posted by Vicki in Seattle on February 21, 2006 3:59 AM:

I have been looking for Melona bars for a couple years, finally got frustrated. I'm on a mission again--where the hell are they in Seattle??

Posted by melonainolympia on February 23, 2006 3:37 PM:

i just wanted to say that melona bars are the bomb i crave them all the time im lucky enough to have an oriental market a minute a way from one of my jobs that sells them i buy them by the box and have gotten many other people addicted to them once you try them you cant stop eating them :)

Posted by c. bristol on February 27, 2006 2:03 PM:

I as do so many others crave melona bars but i currently live in phoenix arizona, any one know where i might find them here!!!

Posted by Nani on April 11, 2006 12:56 PM:

OMG!!! Found this blog when searching the net for Melona Bars. Been away from the "rock" for 3 years now and can't get my mind off those Melona bars. So ONO! Anyhoo...thanks for the advice on where to get them in San Diego. Gonna make a special trip! Melona bars, here I come!

Posted by lee on April 26, 2006 12:28 AM:

I like melona.
I bought it in LA Korean market.
Its taste is so good.

Posted by Melissa on May 20, 2006 11:28 PM:

dude...I thought I was a weirdo for googling Melona bars, but when I discovered this site with all of you, I suddenly realized how very weird everyone was. Interesting. I'm stoked to live in Hawai'i where I can indulge in Melona bars 24 hours a day. Yum. Peculiar thought: have any of you also come to think the strawberry melona bar resembles a tongue when its a little melted? I had one today that totally looked like a tongue...it kind of freaked me out.

Posted by Jeff on May 24, 2006 2:04 PM:

Everyone should experience MELONA. Does anyone know where they are sold in San Diego?

Posted by Nino on August 10, 2006 2:44 PM:

I can't believe how many years this post has run, although very thankful for it! Thanks for starting it, since two of my local 99 Ranch stores no longer carry my beloved Melona bars! Anyone have any other locations near Long Beach, CA?

Posted by jkl; on September 17, 2006 8:08 PM:

Hi I live in hawaii and I find melona in a lot of stores!!! Well the place I find it the most is: Don Quijote (aka daiai)!! So that is the most advice I could give, not unless if thay have Don Quijote in the mainland??

Post a Comment


Email Address:



Remember info?

« The First | Blogs come of age? »
[ HawaiiAnswers.com - You ask, Hawaii answers. ] [ HawaiiAnswers.com - Hawaii's first online news source. ] [ HawaiiAnswers.com - Let's talk story. ]
Main Page  ::  © 2002-2004 HawaiiStories  ::  E-Mail