Why use the name Manoa Chocolate Hawaii when you are located in Kailua?
Locals usually think of Oahu's deepest, widest valley on Oahu when they hear the word "Manoa". This beautiful Hawaiian word means "solid, vast, depth, thickness", thus an appropriate name for the valley.
I don't live on Oahu. How can I get my chocolate fix?
Our delicious Hawaiian chocolate bars are carried by many stores in the USA and abroad. Should there be no store close to you, contact Manoa Chocolate Hawaii and we'll make a plan.
I live in Hawaii and plant cacao trees. Would you like to buy my cacao pods?
How do I arrange a chocolate and wine pairing event?
Should you be interested in scheduling our tasting room, contact us with your desired date, time and group size, and we'll respond with potential availability and a quote.
Is dark chocolate healthy?
Yes. Cacao nibs (roasted, crushed cacao beans) are the main ingredients of quality craft chocolate. Nibs contain 30 times more antioxidants than blueberries and have the highest concentration of magnesium and iron in nature. Read about other reasons why cacao is good for you.
How many calories are there in a bar?
We have no idea.
Are your bars dairy-free?
Bars with a cacao percentage of 72% or higher do not contain milk, but are made in our factory that process milk.
Is your chocolate local?
The art and craft of chocolate making, from roasting, to grinding, tempering and packaging, occurs on Oahu. Our cacao is supplied by Hawaiian farmers in Hamakua (Big Island), Waiahole, Maunawili and Haiku (Windward Oahu). Chocolate-making is an emerging industry in Hawaii, thus local bean supply will be limited until more farmers catch on.
We also source from Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Madagascar and Liberia. The taste of cacao varies with the location where it is grown.
Where do the special ingredients come from?
Pineapples: The Hawaiian Crown dehydrated pineapple that tops our Ghost Pepper and Pineapple bars are from Kunia, Oahu.
Coffee Beans: The coffee crunch atop our “Breakfast Bar” is grown in Waialua on the North Shore of Oahu. Brad, from Kailua Town Coffee Roasters, roasts our beans.
Lavender: We buy dehydrated culinary lavender flowers from the Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm on Maui.
Sea Salt: We get to source and play with the range of colorful sea salts from across all the islands. Our batches feature pink sea salt from Moloka’i and black lava sea salts from the Big Isle.
Would you ship chocolate to Kyrgyzstan?
If you live in a country that is not listed as an option in our online chocolate store, please send us an email and we will see if whether we can work out something.
It depends upon the order size, time of the year and shipping options. We want to ensure that the chocolate arrives in a good condition and that you don't have to sell your car to pay for the shipping.