We are a Hawaii based chocolate maker, which is a lot like saying "wine maker." Wine makers buy grapes and turn them into wine.
Chocolate makers buy cacao and turn them into chocolate. Our chocolate is socially responsible through Direct Trade of fine cacao beans from around the world. Whenever there is available Hawaiian cacao supply, we source as much as possible from local farms. If a given Hawaii farm does not have the scale and/or quality we are looking to buy, we can offer private-label manufacturing services to turn their cacao harvests into chocolate.
Bean-to-Bar is a movement in chocolate, much like the growing craft beer industry, in the sense that we are moving away from mass production and focusing on smaller batches and fine quality.
Bean-to-Bar makers are also defined by the fact that we direct trade with cacao farms around the world, paying socially responsible prices for quality. In contrast, the vast majority of cacao is sourced from West Africa. Most of the commodity beans sourced from this region are priced so low that farmers cannot afford even basic living necessities. This creates human rights issues on a massive scale that include human trafficking and child slavery that are directly tied to the sale of cacao. Craft chocolate is the opposite, rather than sourcing cheap to blend from a variety of regions, we source cacao at high prices and tell the story of where the chocolate is grown.
About the Bar: When the seeds of passion fruit first came to Hawaii from Australia in 1880, they were planted in the East Maui district of Liliko'i and the name stuck. Inside, the fruit is filled with an aromatic mass of juicy pulp and edible seeds. The juice, with its distinct tangy flavor, is a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cuisine, used to make sauce, candy, ice cream, tea, or in cocktails and shave ice.
Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha Studio is the talented local artist behind the cover illustration. Also part of Flavors of Hawaii are the Banana (Mai'a) & Coconut (Haupia) bars.
Details: 50% dark milk chocolate. (Halfway between Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate)
Ingredients: cacao, organic cane sugar, organic whole milk powder, passion fruit powder, cocoa butter. 2.1oz (60g) bar.
Contains milk. For maximum flavor, store and eat chocolate at 65-70° F.
THIS PRODUCT IS NON-RETURNABLE.