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The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

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Welcoming and informative.

The tour at the Chocolate Factory was excellent. The information about the process was given in... read more

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irondivit2018
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Chocolate tour

I learned so much about growing, harvesting and making chocolate from this tour. Bob gave the tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
wsurferFtMyersFL
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Ft Myers FL
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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...more
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78-6772 Makenawai St, Driveway on Kahoolele St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8958
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Reviewed today

The tour at the Chocolate Factory was excellent. The information about the process was given in "laymen's" terms and we came away with knowledge and appreciation of the precise care that is taken in the making of their chocolate. Everyone was very accommodating, even for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I learned so much about growing, harvesting and making chocolate from this tour. Bob gave the tour and I was very impressed with his knowledge and his ability to teach us about the entire process. We sampled 3 different kinds of chocolate which were all...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great visit, very welcoming staff, incredible view, and educative tour... the kids lived it. Most important, the chocolate is delicious, and the crioulo variety is exquisite. Highly recommended.

Thank Anderson T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn’t schedule a tour. Lucky you dont have to do the tour to experience wonderful chocolate. They gave us 3 different kinds of chocolates to sample. They were all so good. The man at the counter let us see the farm and we also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My children (twins age 9) and I visited the Chocolate Factory during our trip to the Kona area. It was a fun and fascinating tour. Bob, the owner, was extremely knowledgeable and laced various facts with a bit of humor and stories. The highlight for...More

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

Hey Kathy, Thanks for coming up for a tour and bringing your keiki. We find that children enjoy the tour and Bob tries to keep the narrative light and understandable for all. Bob thinks our geckos are the star of the show and we love...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This chocolate tour was so much fun! It was led by a very funny and knowledgeable guide, who went into a lot of detail about the cocoa trees and the process of making chocolate from tree to bar. We also got to sample three types...More

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

Hi Emily! Mahalo for letting us know about your visit. Bob is a hoot isn't he? We're glad you enjoyed our dark, milk and criollo chocolates and bought some to take home. Hope to see you again sometime....Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was well worth the time spent. I learned all about the processes. The tasting was a new experience. Wonderful, yummy treats. Loved every minute!!

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

Aloha Janet, We're so happy you found our tour worthwhile! And you think we are "yummy!" Hope to see you again sometime—Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting little farm that grew cocoa beans for chocolate which they made on premise. This tour only lasted about 40 min and the owner talked quite fast. I felt like he was just trying to push us through the experience. We walked...More

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

Thanks Karen for weighing in. We'll have to tell Bob to slow down! Due to health and safety rules, we do not give tours during our factory production times, so instead explain the process. We're glad you enjoyed your time in the cacao orchard and...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

We really enjoyed the tour of the chocolate factory. Bob, the man who started it all, gives a great tour. The tour is mostly the plantation with a more brief look at the factory at the end. You go into a cacao grove, and Bob...More

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

We appreciate your thoughtful review on our plantation tour. We think Bob does a great job too! He is the passion behind Original Hawaiian Chocolate and has been devoted to creating the whole product—from tree to bar— right here in the U.S.A. We hope to...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

We really enjoyed this tour, our guide walked our group around the plantation explaining about the cacao flowers and the different colours of the pods; he also opened a ripe pod and explained the entire chocolate making process in an interesting and fun way. The...More

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Mahalo for weighing in on your experience with us. We don't have many guests that aren't keen on chocolate and we're glad you still enjoyed yourself. We feel our place is pretty special too and we wish you a great summer ahead with more beautiful...More

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Shannon D
5 December 2017|
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Response from Fern G | Property representative |
Aloha, I am with Original Hawaiian Chocolate and happy to answer your question...Yes, you can purchase a gift certificate for the tour and then your recipient can book it at their convenience...kindly phone OHC and they will... More
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Jeremy C
25 June 2017|
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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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Aloha, it's about an hour.
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