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Donkey Balls Factory and Store

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Address: 79-7411 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: +1 808-322-1475
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Description: Donkey Balls feature 100% Hawaiian MacNuts enrobed in gourmet chocolate...
Donkey Balls feature 100% Hawaiian MacNuts enrobed in gourmet chocolate. We feature a variety of flavors in milk, dark, and dark and white chocolate combinations! Our mission is to provide gourmet chocolates, confections, and coffees while celebrating the history of Hawaii
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Excellent Chocolate

We stopped after getting some coffee and not knowing what to expect. The chocolate is excellent and we recommend the crusty variety with toffee. This is a surprisingly good place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped after getting some coffee and not knowing what to expect. The chocolate is excellent and we recommend the crusty variety with toffee. This is a surprisingly good place to stop.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I liked this place; the proprietor was really cool, the store was neat, but it wasn't amazing. The stock was low when we were there, which sounds like happens from time to time, and the balls were really just okay--I think it's a nice gift to send/bring home for its' uniqueness. If you're in the area, go here.

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The cayenne dusted donkey balls were fabulous! Cute little store, with lots of different things to choose from. They have a little bit of everything for anyone. If you like chocolate, you'll love this place. They give you samples of anything you want to try too!

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Markham, Canada
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We drove by Donkey Balls on our way to Volcanoes National Park and my kids loved the name and that it was a Chocolate Factory. The next day we were in Kealakekua and the kids made sure we stopped. The town is really cute and has some nice little shops. We went in and the kids were laughing at all... More 

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Karl E, Owner at Donkey Balls Factory and Store, responded to this review

Aloha MM, We're glad that you found us on the way to Volcanoes National Park! We're happy that you enjoyed our humor. We have a great time playing with names for our chocolates. We're happy that you enjoyed our Goat Balls and Dingle Berries (strawberries) . Hope you enjoyed Volcanoes National Park and your stay on Big Island! Hope to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Donkey Balls is amazing but you must go to the original one! Original Donkey Balls Factory and Store is located on Mamalahoa Hwy. Keoki's Donkey Balls is not the original and is located on Ali'i Dr. I love the ORIGINAL Donkey Balls the chocolate is amazing and so is the coffee.

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Karl E, Owner at Donkey Balls Factory and Store, responded to this review

Aloha! Mahalo nui loa for your review! We're so glad that you discovered us and recognized the difference! We are glad you enjoyed our coffees and chocolates. Hope you enjoyed your stay on Big Island! Mahalo, Karl and Lisa More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It was busy when we arrived . I was asked to move as I was in someone's way. Then I read the sign about sampling and felt like big brother was watching. I sampled one piece and moved on to look at coffees and candy. My husband was told by staff to sample and if he had questions or wanted... More 

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Karl E, Owner at Donkey Balls Factory and Store, responded to this review

Aloha Ralph and Val! Mahalo for your review! We proudly give out more than 20 pounds of samples per week - anything we manufacture can be sampled. The sign that you referenced was meant to be humorous and not big brother. Based upon your comments we've decided to take the sign down. We are glad your husband was told to... More 

Novato, California
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Heard about the Donkey Ball Factory at the hotel, and my husband was all over going to this place! Had to get a tee-shirt advertising their cute product! The store was small but quaint, and the people working there were extremely friendly. We were able to sample anything in the store, and walked out with the flaming balls, chicken balls,... More 

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Karl E, Owner at Donkey Balls Factory and Store, responded to this review

Aloha Valerie! So glad you and your husband came to visit! Glad you enjoyed our handmade chocolates and our samples. We appreciate your business and review! Enjoy your visit to Big Island! Mahalo, Karl and Lisa More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Is it a bit of a tourist trap? Sure. But Donkey Balls are tasty and make Great souvenirs! I really dug the Balls of Fire.

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Karl E, Owner at Donkey Balls Factory and Store, responded to this review

Aloha David C., We're the Original Donkey Balls Factory & Store. We're the ones with the factory right in our store. Our factory and store are located 8 miles South of Kailua Kona. We don't have a product named "Balls of Fire." Is it possible you were in the wrong place? There is a store on Ali'i in Kona that... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Let's be fair. One is original and the other stole the name. The Keoki's Donkey Balls located in a Kona shopping center stole its name from the ORIGINAL Donkey Balls located 8 miles south of Kona. The ORIGINAL factory is tiny but authentic and is a block away from the ORIGINAL store 8 miles south of Kona. Its owner is... More 

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Karl E, Owner at Donkey Balls Factory and Store, responded to this review

Mahalo nui loa for recognizing the difference! We're so glad you found us on the Hawaii Forest and Trail Tour. We appreciate your assistance straightening out the confusion regarding our store. We're so glad you enjoyed our humor and our products! Hope you enjoyed your trip to Big Island. We appreciate your review and your business! Mahalo, Karl and Lisa More 

Avon, Indiana
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had to find this place and we did! The chocolates are to die for and the coffee is incredible! We were amazed at all of the different flavors of "balls"! We would definitely return!

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Karl E, Owner at Donkey Balls Factory and Store, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review! We're so happy you found us 8 miles south of Kailua Kona. We're glad that you enjoyed our chocolates and our variety! Next time you're on Island, ask us what's new. We enjoy the opportunity to tickle your taste buds! Hope you enjoyed your visit to Big Island. Mahalo, Karl and Lisa More 

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