Tour a Cacao FarmKaua‘i
CHOCOLATE LOVERS, rejoice! Hawai‘i is the only U.S. state where CACAO is grown, and on Kaua‘i, you tour a CHOCOLATE FARM, and then savor island-grown chocolaty goodness.
Located in Kapa‘a, STEELGRASS FARM, an 8-acre farm owned by the Lydgate family, offers FAMILY-FRIENDLY TOURS of its live chocolate tree orchard. On the guided CHOCOLATE FROM BRANCH TO BAR tour, guests learn about chocolate varieties, growing cacao trees and harvesting the pod into loveable treats. Steelgate Farm also offers BOTANICAL TOUR AND TROPICAL FRUIT TASTING journeys through its orchard. Or relish in an 11-course DARK CHOCOLATE TASTING of rare and delicious goodies from Hawai‘i and around the world. Visit steelgrass.org for details.
GARDEN ISLE CHOCOLATE, located on the North Shore in Kilauea, fashions GOURMET HAWAIIAN CHOCOLATE bars using locally grown cacao that’s infused with Big Island and Garden Island flavors. Ensuring its cacao percentages are high to maximize cacao’s HEALTHFUL BENEFITS, guided CHOCOLATE TOURS AND TASTINGS are educational and delicious. En route, learn all about making chocolate from bean to bar, and then sit down for an extensive tasting of 20 Hawaiian-grown chocolates fused exotic fruits and other natural ingredients. For more information, visit naneachocolate.com.