Waimānalo, Oʻahu Island Bar 70%
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About the Bar: Waimānalo is a small town just 15 minutes from our Kailua based factory. The verdant Koʻolau mountain range towers over the largest beach on Oʻahu, making for an epic combination of mountain, jungle and ocean. This region is home to three cacao farms. We’ve collaborated with these farms for many years, treating the trees like our own, and helping to select genetics based on fine flavor. In 2021, as the farms reached maturity, we had enough cacao to make the first ever single origin Waimānalo bar.
Even with fantastic seasons, we barely cross the threshold to bring this bar into existence. Compared to other single origin bars, this is the smallest batch of chocolate we make all year. While the scarcity of this chocolate (and Hawaiian chocolate in general) is real, we are actively working on improving the scale of Hawaiʻi grown cacao.
• 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)
We ship all orders via two-day FedEx and treat your order with the utmost care so that it arrives in perfect condition.
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.
Each chocolate bar is packaged using recycled paper and wrapped in a biodegradable plant-based fiber
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.
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.