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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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Excellent Chocolate

We did a tour of the farm and factory. It was very informative and we got to sample the chocolate... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
stevensenita
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Best chocolate on the island

We were so glad we found this place. It has excellent chocolate, and they have a small video that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JeevesBertie
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did a tour of the farm and factory. It was very informative and we got to sample the chocolate. Their chocolate fudge ice cream topping is amazing.More

Thank stevensenita
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Mahalo Steven for weighing in on your visit and the chocolate fudge sauce. While our chocolate is used to make the sauce, we at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory don't make the actual sauce. We want to give credit, where credit is due, and the sauce...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so glad we found this place. It has excellent chocolate, and they have a small video that explains the history of chocolate and the different varieties. They even gave us a little tour of the chocolate trees. Loved it!

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

Mahalo JeevesBertie for stopping by and we're glad you enjoyed our chocolate. For the full Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory experience, feel free to book a guided tour, offered every Wed. & Fri. mornings, via our website. Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Original Hawaiian Chocolate factory offers about a 45 minute tour of their operations. This is the only place on the islands that grows its own cacao beans and does the entire process through to chocolate delights. The tour begins with tastings of their one...More

Thank cookielover54
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo cookielover54 for coming on our plantation tour and learning about how we grow and turn single-origin cacao into made-in-the-USA chocolate. May your 2018 be filled with lots of chocolatey goodness.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned a lot about growing chocolate on this small farm. It is the only producer that uses only Hawaiien grown beans. It is a small operation and the product is expensive but they take great care to explain the growth, picking, drying process followed...More

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

Mahalo for the feedback maxhenn...we're glad you found your visit educational. Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mahalo to Bob for a very informative tour today. I had no idea how interesting the process of making chocolate could be! I will definitely recommend the tour to others.

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to know how chocolate is made from start to finish this is an excellent place to learn it. The tours are Wednesday and Friday and you need to make a reservation. If by chance you cannot get into one of the tour's...More

Thank Quinn P
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The tour guide was the owner named Bob. I could not understand everything he was saying while outside. We started out looking at the trees and how the pods are grown and then inside to see how the process is used to make the chocolate....More

Thank LadyATL475
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Aloha LadyATL475, Mahalo for coming by to see us. If you have any questions about the growing of cacao, just let us know. Many people like the rare criollo chocolate as the best! Look forward to receiving your chocolate order. Mele Kalikimaka!

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

It was great how accommodating they were with our kids. And it was nice how the owner of the plantation was our tour guide. It’s something like that that makes the experience genuine.

Thank Brenden90
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks for bringing your family by to experience our cacao plantation and chocolate operation. Mele Kalikimaka!

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Due to our own schedule, we didn't get to take the full tour but the staff was nice enough to spend some time showing us the cacao pods and explaining the steps they follow to make chocolate. It was an interesting stop and capped off...More

Thank JanetB-1212
Reviewed 18 November 2017

After seeing just how much work goes into generating a single bar of chocolate I am amazed we can buy it so cheaply!! The tour guide (Bob) is the owner of the property and business and he clearly has a passion for the business. His...More

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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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