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Address: 79-7411 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 18083221475
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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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Too Much Fun!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
valerieMJ
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Novato, California
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Novato, California
2 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Easy to get to. Easy to park. Great tastes inside the store. Hysterical options with a great and quirky story behind the name. This is a must stop for treats to bring back home.

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

Aloha Linda! We're glad you share our humor! Like you, we feel chocolate can be both delicious and fun! May the balls be with you! Mahalo for your review! We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon! Mahalo, Karl and Lisa More 

Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a my second visit to the Big Island and to Donkey Balls. Love the place! They have remodeled a bit since my visit in June of 2014. They moved things around and added some new items to the store. If you like chocolate, you need to stop here and check it out.

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

Aloha Susan! Mahalo for your review! We're glad you visited again and saw our new layout. We did it in one crazy night last November! Next time you're on Island, ask us what's new - and for samples - we always enjoy providing samples of anything we make in store. Mahalo, Karl and Lisa More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Its so cool! The differnt chocolates and pancake mixes, coffee and all of it its had roasted and hand rolled!! Very nice owners let us sample all of the interesting this covered in chocolate!

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

Mahalo nui loa for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our products and samples. Hope you enjoyed your stay on Big Island. We appreciate your business. Mahalo, Karl and Lisa More 

Hayden, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have been visiting Kona for the past five years - this store has the BEST coffee and chocolate ever!! We drive out of our way from our hotel on Alli Dr. every morning to get coffee here! The owner is wonderful!

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

Mahalo nui loa for going out of your way to find us each morning for your cup of Aloha : ) We're glad you appreciate our coffee and chocolates! We're always working hard to ensure the quality of our coffee and chocolates. It's nice that you appreciate it! Next time you're in the store, ask us what's new - and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

On our second trip to the Big Island, we drove along Highway 11 and spied from the highway the Donkey Balls Store. It was one of the odd little shops that we had seen advertised in one of the local tourist booklets. Traffic on Highway 11 was a little slow anyway (road crews were cutting the landscaping along the highway),... More 

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

Aloha Dan! Mahalo nui loa for finding The Original Donkey Balls Factory and Store - with our factory right in our store! Our philosophy is chocolate is more delicious once who know who's making it and see them making it :) We're glad you enjoyed our samples and our coffees. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Big Island! We appreciate... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We drove out of way here to try the coffee and chocolates based on good reviews and were so disappointed. No one even greeted us when we walked in and there were zero samples. The place was dirty and small. Utter waste of time. My guess is they offer sample only on cruise ship days. Needless to say I saved... More 

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

Aloha Halley. Mahalo for your review. We would like to get some more information regarding your experience on Monday. The experience you described has confused us also. We provide samples 7 days a week and give out more than 20 pounds of samples each week. Our employees are trained to greet every customer and offer samples of both our coffee... More 

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Address: 79-7411 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
Phone Number: 18083221475
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kealakekua
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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