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Steelgrass Chocolate Farm Tour

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Address: 5730 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-8808
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+1 808-821-1857
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Chocolate From Branch to Bar begins with a stroll through the Steelgrass...

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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Extremely Fun Time!

A super fun time. A great way to "taste test" the local fruit and a lot of yummy chocolate. Andrea was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her job. I... read more

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A super fun time. A great way to "taste test" the local fruit and a lot of yummy chocolate. Andrea was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her job. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. It is a great family excursion.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the 9 am tour with friends. A little hard to find, but worth the effort. If you are interested in learning about chocolate and the available local fruits on Kauai, this is your place. The enthusiasm of Will the fourth generation owner of the farm and Andrea, the incredible tour guide is contagious. They love what they do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful tour- fun, educational and lots to eat. You begin and end sampling chocolate. The chocolate was so satisfying that I still remember it. You know all those fruits you see at the farmers' market but don't know what they are? Andrea will tell you and provide samples. Warning: Once you taste their honey you will want... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Andrea did an amazing job keeping everyone excited and peppering us with lots of facts about different fruit, the farm and of course chocolate. She was highly energetic and kept everyone involved, and it was educational and fun. Great opportunity to learn about new fruit and... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was fun--a very entertaining tour guide, interesting fruit to taste and wonderful chocolate too!

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Jamesville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This agro-tour is so much more than a chocolate farm! Friendly, personable folks, with true passion for what they do. Will and Andrea created a unique experience. Worth every penny of the cost!

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Morton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

employees were enthusiastic and fun. they also knew their subject - chocolate. enjoyed tasting multiple fruit. went to a farmers market and was surprised to know how many fruits I recognized.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the tour. Will and Andrea were fun and entertaining. Great chocolate tasting and lots of fruit. Good for families and a fun morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour for adults and older kiddos. We highly recommend Steelgrass Farm for anyone visiting Kauai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time we drove up the driveway and were greeted and treated with a warm welcome to the end, this was an awesome treat on a personal and palate pleasing level. Will and Andrea are so knowledgable about not only the chocolate growing and making process but also about the many unique tropical fruits growing on the plantation. At... More 

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