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The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

78-6772 Makenawai St, Driveway on Kahoolele St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8958
+1 888-447-2626
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Fun tour!

Took the kids while on vacation. Fun time with the family. See the grounds, taste the chocolates... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bkp21
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Frankfort, Illinois
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Chocolate Farm

Even if you cannot book a tour you should still check it out! We spent half an hour getting free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Megan G
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From our factory on the slopes of Hualalai Mountain's bountiful Kona region on the Island of Hawaii comes the one and only Original Hawaiian Chocolate(R). We are the first to grow, hand-pick, sun-dry and process only Hawaiian grown cocoa beans, non-blended to assure purity and quality. The result is a delicious single-origin Hawaiian chocolate of distinctive texture and taste. The OHCF farm and factory tours are offered Wednesday mornings at 9:00am and Friday mornings at 9:00am. It is a one-hour walking tour of the orchard and factory and of course, includes chocolate sampling! Bob conducts an educational tour ... it's full of information about every step in the chocolate making process, from growing the trees to molding each handmade delicious bar. Please go online to book your tour for Wednesday or Friday. Chocolate Shoppe is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Chocolate is Aloha!
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78-6772 Makenawai St, Driveway on Kahoolele St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8958
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+1 888-447-2626
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids while on vacation. Fun time with the family. See the grounds, taste the chocolates, what could be better?

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even if you cannot book a tour you should still check it out! We spent half an hour getting free samples of chocolate, watching an interesting informative video about the process of how chocolate is made, and we were shown the trees that grow the...More

Thank Megan G
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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Megan for your detailed review—we're glad you found your visit worthwhile. We hope you can come back sometime and take a guided plantation tour, which can be conveniently booked online via our website. We are a working farm and offer the tours 9am...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the chocolate factory. The visit consisted of one small gift shop. A 15 min video and being able to see a tree in bloom. You can also sample their 3 types of chocolates. The tours appear to get booked up...More

Thank TravelingJana
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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Jana, Mahalo for stopping by and sharing about your experience. Yes, guided plantation tours get booked in advance so its best to make your reservation before coming to the island. You can book conveniently online via out website. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really great tour! Very informative and friendly. They were also extremely accommodating of those with mobility issues. Be sure to check tour times.More

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo for your review—we are pleased you found your visit worthwhile. Our plantation tours are 9am Wed and 9am and 11pm Friday and we sell out so need reservations via our website. However visitors can drop by 10am-3pm Tues-Fri and visit our Chocolate Shoppe to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour at the Chocolate Factory was excellent. The information about the process was given in "laymen's" terms and we came away with knowledge and appreciation of the precise care that is taken in the making of their chocolate. Everyone was very accommodating, even for...More

Thank irondivit2018
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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your plantation tour with us while learning about everything we do to grow cacao and make chocolate. We hope you can come back to visit sometime soon! Chocolate is Aloha!®

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned so much about growing, harvesting and making chocolate from this tour. Bob gave the tour and I was very impressed with his knowledge and his ability to teach us about the entire process. We sampled 3 different kinds of chocolate which were all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit, very welcoming staff, incredible view, and educative tour... the kids lived it. Most important, the chocolate is delicious, and the crioulo variety is exquisite. Highly recommended.

Thank Anderson T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t schedule a tour. Lucky you dont have to do the tour to experience wonderful chocolate. They gave us 3 different kinds of chocolates to sample. They were all so good. The man at the counter let us see the farm and we also...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My children (twins age 9) and I visited the Chocolate Factory during our trip to the Kona area. It was a fun and fascinating tour. Bob, the owner, was extremely knowledgeable and laced various facts with a bit of humor and stories. The highlight for...More

Thank Kathy G
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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hey Kathy, Thanks for coming up for a tour and bringing your keiki. We find that children enjoy the tour and Bob tries to keep the narrative light and understandable for all. Bob thinks our geckos are the star of the show and we love...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This chocolate tour was so much fun! It was led by a very funny and knowledgeable guide, who went into a lot of detail about the cocoa trees and the process of making chocolate from tree to bar. We also got to sample three types...More

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Emily! Mahalo for letting us know about your visit. Bob is a hoot isn't he? We're glad you enjoyed our dark, milk and criollo chocolates and bought some to take home. Hope to see you again sometime....Chocolate is Aloha!®

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Shannon D
5 December 2017|
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Response from Fern G | Property representative |
Aloha, I am with Original Hawaiian Chocolate and happy to answer your question...Yes, you can purchase a gift certificate for the tour and then your recipient can book it at their convenience...kindly phone OHC and they will... More
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Jeremy C
25 June 2017|
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Original Hawaiian Chocolate grows macadamia nuts on their farm but does no processing of nuts on site. There are no nuts in their chocolate bars.
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Cdevoll
20 June 2017|
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Aloha, it's about an hour.
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