Chocolate-loving kama‘aina, rejoice! The hunt for locally and sustainably made cocoa products is over, and the results are wildly delicious. Giving entirely new meaning to farm-to-table, Lonohana Estate Chocolate grows its own cacao beans on O‘ahu’s North Shore, makes its own products and sells them in its very own tasting bar. Located at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako, the tiny retail shop offers samplings of bars (in flavors like North Shore Dark, Cafe au Lait, and Coconut Milk and Lime Salt) and made-to-order drinks to quench your thirst on those hot island days. You absolutely must try Not Your Mama’s Chocolate Milk, a mix of organic whole milk, cocoa powder, and Lonohana dark and milk chocolate, blended and served over ice. To learn more about Lonohana’s ethical farming and world-class chocolate-making practices, schedule a visit to the farm or factory on the North Shore.
Photography by: Lonohana Estate Chocolate