Kahaluʻu, Oʻahu Island Bar 70%

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$ 12.00
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$ 12.00
vegan, gluten-free, non-gmo, soy free, single origin, direct trade, hawaiian grown

About the Bar: In Hawaiian, the word Kahaluʻu means “diving place” or “dripping trough”. It’s a fitting name for this small town on the East Side of Oʻahu Island (just 20 minutes from our Chocolate Factory). The steep Koʻolau mountain range cradles the shallow waters of Kāneʻohe bay, making for excellent year-round diving, fishing, and farming. Back in lush Kahaluʻu Valley, farmer, Ben Field is taking advantage of these idyllic growing conditions.

Born and raised in Kahaluʻu, Ben is following in the footsteps of three generations of plant cultivation. While offering fermentation and drying services for small cacao growers (Mānoa Chocolate included) across the Island, Ben has been working on his own crop as well. On his family land he has planted approximately 800 cacao trees. As of this year the trees are now able to produce enough fruit for a new single origin Kahaluʻu chocolate bar. 

Ben and his family’s estate is not only a beautiful cacao farm, but an oasis of endemic plant life and other food crops. The family also grows banana, turmeric, taro, breadfruit, ginger, sapote, grapefruit, and a vast endemic plant nursery. Many of these crops are interspersed among the cacao, creating a thriving agroforestry system.

tasting notes of blueberry, roasted peanut and banana. pairs with french syrah, tequila blanco and hefeweisen

Details: 70% dark chocolate. Ingredients: cacao, organic cane sugar, and cocoa butter. 2.1oz (60g) bar. Dairy free. For maximum flavor, store and eat chocolate at 65-70° F.


• Ingredients: cacao, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter

• Gluten Free and Dairy Free

• For maximum flavor, store and eat chocolate at a dry 70° F (21° C)


2.1oz (60g)

melt-free guarantee

We ship all orders via two-day FedEx and treat your order with the utmost care so that it arrives in perfect condition.

Image of Kahalu& Image of a chocolate bar standing among cacao seeds Image indicating tasting notes of blueberry, roasted peanut and banana Image of smiling farmers showing off cacao beans Images of cacao farmers, cacao trees, and cacao pods Image of mountains on the windward side of Oahu Image of chocolate bar with a triangle piece broken off

made in hawai'i

All of our chocolate is crafted from bean-to-bar at our chocolate factory in Kailua, O'ahu.

direct trade cacao

We're buying cacao direct from the farmer. This allows us to establish long lasting relationships based on trust and quality. By cutting out intermediaries we can also pay our farmers higher prices for their crop.

sustainably packaged

Each chocolate bar is packaged using recycled paper and wrapped in a biodegradable plant-based fiber

melt-free guarantee

We ship all orders via two-day FedEx and treat your order with the utmost care so that it arrives in perfect condition.

simple ingredients

70% single origin dark chocolate [60% cacao nibs, 10% cacao butter, 30% organic cane sugar].

"70%" represents the amount of cacao present in the recipe. Because cacao (aka cocoa) butter is technically cacao, its 10% is added to the 60% nibs, making this bar a 70% dark chocolate. Why 70% you say? This recipe has become the craft chocolate industry's standard for a single origin dark chocolate. The ratio of 70% cacao to 30% sugar has been identified as an ideal balance to taste the inherent flavor present in the cacao.

"Single origin" signifies that all the cacao beans for a particular batch of chocolate were sourced from the same region and or country.

Image of five single origin chocolate bars displayed in a fan next to gift box

make HAWAI'I CHOCOLATE an experience

This chocolate treasure box allows you to taste our Hawai'i grown bars side-by-side. Like coffee or wine, these chocolate bars sing of the land where they were grown. These cacao farms have scaled and improved with us year after year and we can't wait for you to taste the unique flavors in each bar. Our company was founded upon an inspiration to develop a cacao industry here in Hawai'i. When you taste this locally grown chocolate you are tasting the fruition of our core mission.

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