Haw flakes are manufactured in China and are available in many parts of Asia. In Hong Kong they have been available since the 1970s. There has been virtually no change in the recipe or taste from the original version. By far the largest seller of haw flakes is the Shandong Foodstuffs Import & Export Corporation of Qingdao, Shandong, . Exported packages are manufactured by the Qingzhou Jiahe Food Corporation company . The snack is available in some Chinatowns.
Gourmet haw flakes are also available at specialty Chinese markets. Gourmet haw flakes tend to be larger than the Shandong haw flakes
Haw flakes have been seized on several occasions by the United States Food and Drug Administration for containing Ponceau 4R , an unapproved ing.