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Steelgrass Chocolate Farm Tour

5730 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-8808
+1 808-821-1857
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STIMULATING!!!

Entertaining, educational and FUN. Will and Andrea are so warm andharming I want To visit and tour... read more

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Yorba Linda, California, United States
Chocolate Lovers Paradise

Will and Andrea welcome you warmly, Aloha style! It's a fabulous overview of the pure, organic... read more

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Chocolate From Branch to Bar begins with a stroll through the Steelgrass gardens, winding among groves of rare black bamboo, tropical flowers, and exotic fruit trees. The focus of the three-hour tour is on chocolate, but you will also experience dozens of exotic plants and flowers, and taste the tropical fruits that are in season as your guides share our family's vision for creating sustainable diversified agriculture on Kauai.Soon we reach the chocolate orchard, where you'll see chocolate trees at all stages of growth, often bearing tiny blossoms that will develop into seed-filled cacao pods. We then move into our chocolate tasting tent, and you sit comfortably in the shade while we demonstrate the many steps involved in processing raw cacao into nibs and then finished chocolate. Cacao is recognized as a powerful health food; as you taste the way fermentation and sun-drying transform the seed's flavor precursors into the rich chocolate we all love, your guide will explain chocolate's antioxidant and other health benefits. Best of all, you’ll enjoy an eleven-course dark chocolate tasting, where you sample rare and delicious chocolates grown and made in Hawaii and all over the world, including Kallari and Republica del Cacao from Ecuador, Valrhona from Madagascar and Trinidad, Guittard from Peru, Santander from Colombia, Felchlin and Taza from the Dominican Republic. You’ll also learn chocolate’s history, from its first discovery by early Meso-American tribes, to its revered status as a divine plant in the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec cultures, to its introduction to Europe in the 1600’s, and finally how an American inventor, Milton Snavely Hershey, made the nickel Hershey bar (1905) and the Hershey’s kiss (1907) enduring American institutions. Our Chocolate from Branch to Bar tour runs from 9AM to noon, and is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Advance reservations are required. Cost for the tour is $60 per person, and children 12 years and under attend free of charge. Steelgrass Farm is located on Kauai's East Side, in the foothills above the town of Kapaa. Once your reservation is confirmed, we will send you written driving directions to the Farm. The Tour is handicapped accessible, and since chocolate trees love moisture, we operate rain or shine.
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5730 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-8808
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Reviewed yesterday

Entertaining, educational and FUN. Will and Andrea are so warm andharming I want To visit and tour again with these new Kauai friends.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Will and Andrea welcome you warmly, Aloha style! It's a fabulous overview of the pure, organic cacao plant, grown on this lovely farm. Chocolate tasting at its best.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

best activity we did on our honeymoon in hawaii - the staff is so knowledgable and fun - we learned a tun - and of course, the chocolate itself is incredible !!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I joined the Steelgrass Chocolate Farm Tour in early August. What a delight! Andrea was hilarious and incredibly knowlegeable on chocolate / history. We enjoyed tasting the flavors of the local fruits, and all of the chocolate combinations. Knowing the history of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Best part of the whole vacation!!! Andrea was extremely funny and entertaining. Would do this again in a heartbeat. So much chocolate and fun trying the new (to us) fruits. Everyone should do this tour!!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great and fun time learning about what makes chocolate taste so good! Will was an energetic host and very knowledgeable about what he does! Andrea was awesome and made sure we all had a blast viewing the plants and trees, feeding us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous tour, you'll enjoy several Hawaiian fruits and one of the most informative chocolate tours available.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful morning spent walking the farm, tasting its fruits and hearing stories. Learned a bunch about growing cacao and creating chocolate on Kauai. Will (owner) and Andrea (guide) make the tour unique and memorable!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr. Lydgate and his entire staff go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and basically give you an all access pass into their livelihood. We were particularly impressed with the unique Lydgate family history and how much they have given back to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide and owner were full of great information. The farm was beautiful and the chocolate was delicious.

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zogmeister
13 February 2017|
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Response from Will L | Property representative |
Aloha! Same answer as below. Come see us! Tour cost is $75 per person, children 12 and under are free of charge. This is the price listed through the 'book now' button on our site as well as in our promotional materials... More
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zogmeister
13 February 2017|
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Response from Will L | Property representative |
Aloha! Tour cost is $75 per person, children 12 and under are free of charge. This is the price listed through the 'book now' button on our site as well as in our promotional materials. Sometimes online concierges such as... More
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WhiteOwlOregon
5 December 2016|
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Response from Will L | Property representative |
Aloha, Our tour is $75 per person and children 12 and under are free of charge. Best, Will
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