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The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

78-6772 Makenawai Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 888-447-2626
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Ranked #66 of 205 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: From our factory on the slopes of Hualalai Mountain's bountiful Kona region on the Island of Hawaii comes the one and only Original Hawaiian Chocolate(R). We are the first to grow, hand-pick, sun-dry and process only Hawaiian grown cocoa beans, non-blended to assure purity and quality. The result is a delicious single-origin Hawaiian chocolate of distinctive texture and taste. The OHCF farm and factory tours are offered Wednesday mornings at 9:00am and Friday mornings at 9:00am. It is a one hour walking tour of the orchard and factory and of course, includes chocolate sampling! Bob conducts a fabulous tour ... it's full of information about every step in the chocolate making process, from growing the trees to molding each handmade delicious bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have to say I truly enjoyed the tour of their chocolate farm and going through the process harvesting and manufacturing chocolate. We did not have a reservation and we were planning on being able to attend the tour however, the people were very helpful and accommodated my wife and I to join their tour. It was very well presented... More

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Kawaihae, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

These folks do a great job of explaining the process of turning cacao plants into that wonderful, sinful chocolate that we all love. The new store is a pleasant addition, giving us a lot more space to wait and shop for their products. We live on Big Island and have visited here several times with our mainland guests, so it's... More

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Inuvik, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you want to learn everything about chocolate this is the tour. Too long for the little ones but super interesting to older members of the group. You get three little samples, might not seem like much but when you see the price of the chocolate and everything that goes into making those little pieces of chocolate you will understand... More

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Victoria BC Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We booked our tour ahead online prior to arriving in the Kona Kilau area of the Big Island. We were curious and intrigued to learn how cacao is grown, and looked forward to learning and seeing the cacao beans are processed to be formed into delicious chocolate bars. Directions to the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory were clarified by the online... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Kona. The tour was very interesting talking about the entire process from growing the chocolate pods to the production room. The owners could not of been any nicer and more accommodating. Not to mention samples of chocolate!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great tour! I learned so much and really admire what the owners are accomplishing. And the chocolate is delicious.

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great tour of their farm and factory with explanations of how chocolate is grown and processed. You visit the orchards, watch a pod being split, see the drying racks, and then the machines that take the beans to finished product. You can also buy their products at the end of the tour. Lovely setting high up above Keahou is an... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have a condo very close to the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. Every time we have visitors who have not been, I encourage them to go on the tour. Everyone loves it. I have taken young and old. Everyone has been fascinated and enjoys their time on the tour. I have been now 4 times. I never get tired of... More

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It's the only place in the United States that grows, processes and manufactures their own chocolate. It's incredible. You simply can't have this kind of experience anywhere else in America, and perhaps in the world. Learn about the history of chocolate and see it from the tree to the bean to the bar. Wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly staff. You must... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Highly recommend this wonderful, educational, fun AND delicious tour of Hawaiian chocolate making from the field to the finished product. Hosts and all staff were just wonderful and we LOVED this tour! Don't miss it!

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