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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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Fun and informative

Good explanation, great finished product, geckos, love the dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, tour is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Douglas R
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So kind & helpful!

We accidentally booked our tour for the wrong day and the staff were so accommodating in helping us... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 a fabulous 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 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 4 days 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!!

1  Thank Fowlerandco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bob, the owner and tour guide, was knowledgeable, informative, and great fun. He provided a wealth of information about his beloved chocolate farm, factory, and operation. He shared his love of all things chocolate starting with the types of cocao trees and their growing process,...More

Thank gds75
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo nui loa for the detailed feedback—so happy you enjoyed your adventure! Hope to see you again soon. Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I honestly do not like chocolate but my wife loves it. We had a great time. Interesting to see Cocoa fruit and she loved the tasting. Easy to find.

Thank MGB999
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for weighing in and glad you found your visit interesting... too bad we couldn't sway your tastebuds to "like" chocolate! We think your wife is a smart gal! Chocolate is Aloha!®

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A must do See how Chocalate is grown Processed Made And you get to taste it too Yum yum Chef John Konainn.com

Thank John B
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Mahalo Chef John for coming by to see us—glad you think we taste good!

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We took the tour off of our Norwegian Cruise line excursion list and glad we did. A family owned farm making chocolate the right way. Awesome. We loved the tour. Got samples and really enjoyed ourselves. This is a great family farm tour.

Thank Jim D
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you Jim for your kind words—we take pride in our small-batch chocolate made from cacao grown right here on the Big Island of Hawaii! Now you know chocolate doesn't grow on trees! Hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This tour was very interesting and informative. The grounds were easy to navigate and the tour was detailed and interesting. The sample chocolates were delicious.

Thank CAC28365
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Picked a day where they weren't giving tours, so got stuck watching a video on chocolate production instead. Staff were nice and gave some free samples. Learned a lot about chocolate production. Parking here sucks, but hey, it's basically a farm. Chocolate there is very...More

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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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