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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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Great little secret with sweet treats’

This hidden treasure is a must do while on the big island. Learning what it takes to get to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
wildnsoft
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Corona California
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The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

Had a wonderful time visiting The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. Was guided by Steve and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie M
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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 an educational 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 6 days ago via mobile

This hidden treasure is a must do while on the big island. Learning what it takes to get to the coco bean is fascinating. The video on the process is great! Our host Steve was knowledgeable, friendly entertaining and made us feel like we were...More

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

Mahalo for taking the time let us know about your visit and we are pleased you found your time with us at The Chocolate Shoppe worthwhile. Come back and see us when next on the Big Isle! Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time visiting The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. Was guided by Steve and Keri who are both fantastic employees. Along with learning and seeing so much..we were given insight on how to make the most divine mole sauce! Thank you Team Original Hawaiian...More

Thank Stephanie M
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo Stephanie for coming by to see us—isn't it great to learn something new? Hope to see you again soon—Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the grounds that the plantation and factory are on are amazing. Well kept and providing amazing views of the island below. The staff was very friendly before, during, and after the tour. The tour itself was very informative, providing enough technical detail...More

Thank Steven H
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Steven and glad you came by to see us. Yes, we are a small farm and factory and do our tours when we aren't in production...that way we can give our visitors our undivided attention and we are "dressed for company." LOL! Hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We signed up online and had a slight reduction in the tour fee - we paid $15 per person. However, we are not sure why there is a fee when we can visit macadamia farms and coffee production plantations free of charge. The tour was...More

1  Thank EandSmee
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha EandSmee,   Thank you for the feedback.  Due to health and safety standards, we aren’t permitted to offer an educational tour while in production. We are a small farm and dedicate all our resources to visitors on tour days and to our plantation and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour, as expensive as it was at $17 per person was very interesting. It taught us a lot about chocolate growing and manufacturing on a small scale. We did purchase a couple of items. It's good chocolate and we always try to support local...More

1  Thank David S
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha David, Mahalo for letting us know you enjoyed the tour and feel the chocolate is good. We at Original Hawaii Chocolate are saddened you feel you didn’t have a good experience at our gift shop. However, we feel we are being unjustly accused of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of three went on the tour. It was a little spendy ($17 per person). That wasn't the problem though. At the conclusion of the tour, we all bought chocolate from the gift shop. The next day, we stopped at our local grocery store...More

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Oregontastic, We at Original Hawaii Chocolate Factory are disheartened you are unhappy with the pricing of your purchase at our Chocolate Shoppe. However, we feel we are being unjustly accused of unfairly pricing our chocolate. Kindly let us explain: We sell our chocolate wholesale...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good explanation, great finished product, geckos, love the dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, tour is short, family operation

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

Mahalo for weighing in and glad you found our tour worthwhile. The geckos are a hoot, arenʻt they? Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally booked our tour for the wrong day and the staff were so accommodating in helping us cancel and even gave us a mini tour since we couldn’t make the next tour date. They were so kind! We will definitely be back!!

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

Mahalo for coming by to see us and your kind words... we look forward to when you return for a plantation tour! Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Love chocolate or not, great tour! The owner was the tour guide, very cool. He walked us through the whole process and even gave us free samples. Very interesting standing in a chocolate orchard and learning how they transform it from a large colorful pod...More

1  Thank Crystal R
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo Crystal for coming by to see us! The cacao flowers attract the teeny weeny midge fly for pollination-that is crazy! Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Simple and informative Tour! Recommend this unique farm for all visitors! One of a kind for all of America! Where else can you go for a delicious chocolate experience! Bob and Fernando were excellent tour guides! The geckos were colorful and plentiful! If I lived...More

Thank pat m
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know how you liked the tour and we hope to see you again when you return to Hawai‘i! Take Care!

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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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Response from Fern G | Property representative |
Aloha, it's about an hour.
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Cintaimama
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