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“Amazing Acai bowl!”

Hawaiian Crown Plantation & Chocolate Factory
Ranked #7 of 37 Shopping in Hilo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: We are proud providers of 200% Hawaiian chocolate! How can we be 200% Hawaiian? Our cacao is 100% grown & 100% manufactured into chocolate here in Hilo, Hawaii. When you visit we offer samples of our stone ground, tempered & hand molded chocolate. We also offer a variety of smoothies made from Hawaii grown apple banana & pineapple with low acidity. We feature acai bowls with 11 toppings, coffee, macadamia nuts, cacao brewing tea, European style hot chocolate, frozen banana dipped in our 70% dark chocolate & many other treats. We have our own Hilo farm so we also provide fresh apple banana, pineapple, whole cacao beans & nibs. E komo mai! Please come visit us!
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This was our first experience with an Acai Bowl. It was really interesting to watch her assemble it. The fresh fruit was so perfect with the granola, coconut flakes, and cacao nibs. We picked up some tea and some brewing cocoa to bring home.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kimbalaya
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The guide was very knowledgeable about chocolate but the tour was billed as a pineapple farm. Kids had fun but we were expecting to see pineapples.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LoveTravel721466
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We did the tour - no need to do it. Waste of money. We were also thinking we'd see pineapples... we didn't so a little disappointed. The tour guides did know their stuff though.
Factory is tiny so be aware. They have samples of the different chocolate.
We were suppose to get chocolate milk with our tour... we didn't...
I had the PB & Chocolate Delight Smoothie... good

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jena_TX87
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Aloha,
I'm the manager- so you know this review's angle. We received this kudos email after our farm tour yesterday. We hosted University of Hilo agribusiness students & 2 guests from Pennsylvania:

"Congratulations! You gave a fantastic tour yesterday. You were so organized and the quality of information you provided were excellent. The students took away great appreciation of the forward looking vision of the farm. You have the personality and temperament of a great ambassador for the business.

Thank you very much Wes of the great tour yesterday. Imua! (Go hardcore! in Hawaiian)"

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Weston Y
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Taking a break in this wonderful shop was the highlight of our visit to Hilo. We had heard of locally grown cocoa and here found top quality chocolates served up by a superb staff committed to excellence in product and service. My family and I enjoyed Kona coffee, chocolate brownie ala mode, and frozen bananas covered in rich dark chocolate. we even got to meet the local farmer who has been perfecting his craft for over 30 years. Don't miss this experience!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MemphisKids
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