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 (or buy them from a nearby organic farmer who does the same), 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 local organic roasted macadamia nuts with a sprinkle of salt. OMG this chocolate is so good!