Hakalau Chocolate is as pure as it gets! We discovered a delicious way to make strong, dark chocolate without processed sugar - we just use two ingredients - our cacao, and local honey. That's it - no added cocoa butter, no lecithin, no refined sugar!
Our cacao trees grow intermingled with other fruit trees throughout the farm. We never use herbicides or commercial fertilizers on them, only nutrient-dense compost made on the farm and mulch from surrounding support trees.
Every step of Hakalau Chocolate-making is done by hand, in small batches. We pick the pods when ripe, and then ferment, dry, crack, roast, and conch in our stone grinder. The only ingredient that goes in the grinder is cacao nibs. Then when we make bars, we stir in local honey, and finally add either our roasted cacao nibs for a little crunch, or sometimes local roasted organic coffee nibs. OMG this chocolate is so good!
To buy our chocolate, until we add a way to buy online, you can visit us at the farm (we are putting up a farmstand starting in January), or at the Hakalau Farmers Market Tuesdays from 3-5 (see "Things to Do.")