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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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The Real Thing

This is an amazing place with an amazing story. The chocolate was delicious, and it was a fun... read more

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MrsZahn
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Beautiful farm

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Intimate tours offered in a beautiful setting. Tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
SadieKTea
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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 a fabulous 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 yesterday via mobile

This is an amazing place with an amazing story. The chocolate was delicious, and it was a fun educational process to learn to how chocolate grows, is harvested, and finally transformed into the finished product. Highly recommend this tour for the whole family... be prepared...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Intimate tours offered in a beautiful setting. Tour was informative and interesting. We were able to see the whole chocolate making process and sample some delicious varieties. It was a great activity for the whole family.

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

Mahalo nui loa for bringing your family to experience our cacao plantation and chocolate factory. So glad you found the experience informative, interesting and delicious! Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory was informative, tasty, and fun. It had everything. The owner provided an in-depth, hands- and taste-buds on- tour of the the factory's history, the plantation, the process of chocolate making. The owners preside over every stage of...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a fun little spot to visit! There were no tours happening the day we were visiting, but we still had a great time and learned a lot. We watched a short but informative video and got to taste some of the delicious chocolate that...More

Thank ArielM2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opted to do this on the recommendation of one of the activity planners at the resort and was very glad that I did. Not only informative but also very delicious. Learned a lot about the history of chocolate the different varieties and flavors of the...More

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

Aloha Kathleen, We're happy you found your visit worthwhile and enjoyed tasting something new—rare criollo chocolate. Isn't it fun to try and learn new things! Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very informative tour on how chocolate from the bean is made. A lot of information of how the bean is grown, cut and dried.The tour is excellently done , plus you get some chocolate to sample.

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

Mahalo for taking our plantation tour and we're glad you found it beneficial. Now you know chocolate really doesn't grow on trees—but cacao does! Aloha!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did not know that cacao was even grown on Hawaii. Well, it is! The only one of the states that can grow it. A fun place with helpful staff. The chocolate is terrific. Use your GPS as it is tucked away in Kona coffee...More

Thank Jack Z
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming by to see us Jack! Isn't it fun to learn new things—especially those that you can eat! Have fun in the Aloha State!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Chocolate anyone? This tour starts with three samples of delicious chocolate. The owner, Bob, is the tour guide and provides in-depth knowledge of the chocolate making process. The cocoa pods are grown and harvested on-site, and all of the chocolate is poured on the premises....More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We've taken coffee plantation tours in Costa Rica and Tanzania, and felt like we've had enough. But a chocolate tour?! Dude! Where do we sign up?! This is a small, independently owned cocoa farm. But the owner, Bob Cooper, is extremely knowledgeable and humorous. He's...More

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Mahalo for coming to see our tree-to-bar chocolate operation! We take pride in being made-in-the-USA and appreciate your views on the need to support local business! We are gratified that you enjoy our chocolate and hope to hear from you again. Come back and see...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We visited this site as part of a tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained the difference in the varieties of cocoa and the resulting chocolate flavours. The samples of the resulting various chocolates were very good. The tour did go amongst the...More

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Jeremy C
25 June 2017|
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Response from Fern G | Property representative |
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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