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Hawaiian Crown Plantation & Chocolate Factory

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Great, very informative tour of banana and cacao tree farm. Family run farm with 12 employees total... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pauline R
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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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Enjoyable and informative

Great tour of cocoa and banana plantation and the relationship between the two plants.Small farm... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2019
Abnlaraak
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We are proud providers of 200% Hawaiian chocolate! How can we be 200% Hawaiian? Our cacao is 100% grown & 100% manufactured into chocolate here in Hilo, Hawaii. When you visit we offer samples of our stone ground, tempered & hand molded chocolate...more
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160 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2908
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great, very informative tour of banana and cacao tree farm. Family run farm with 12 employees total between farm and chocolate shop. Chose this based on $15 admission per person. A nearby vanilla farm was $25/person. For a family of 5, $75 vs $125 means...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

Great tour of cocoa and banana plantation and the relationship between the two plants.Small farm production so don’t expect high tech equipment. Tradional farming. Chocolate store is very small but accommodated us all. Met owner and managed to have a great discussion with him about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Hawaiian Crown H, Manager at Hawaiian Crown Plantation & Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Aloha! Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad that you we able to include our 1 hour cacao farm and factory tour during your visit to Hilo. Ahui hou and hope to see you again!

Reviewed February 23, 2019

We used this tour as a replacement for taking a coffee tour (my partner hates coffee). Cheap, small group, bean to bar tour that and includes chocolate samples, a store discount, and samples of the intermediate product along the way. Who knew that cacao pulp...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Hawaiian Crown H, Manager at Hawaiian Crown Plantation & Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2019

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! We hope to see you again on your next visit to the islands.

Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

The tour is in 2 locations and regular prices are $15, for military, seniors, kids $12. You start about 5 minutes outside of town at the farm and it's a small tour but you see the whole operation from the plant to the dried beans....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

This place was odd. It’s clearly a small factory, but what is unclear is what exactly they have to purchase. The chocolate is just ok - nothing amazing. Tourist trap, basically.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Hawaiian Crown H, Manager at Hawaiian Crown Plantation & Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Aloha! We are a locally owned business that grows cacao in Hilo and carefully handcrafts small batches into chocolate. We believe that our products are authentic and of high quality and we welcome anyone who is reading this to see for themselves. Mahalo for your...More

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Amazing Service, Great Smoothies, A very educational talk on chocolate and the surrounding areas. Everyone should stop in for a taste. For the true chocolate lover that appreciates different varieties of raw cocoa all the way to the sweetened product.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Very interesting tour, showing and explaining chocolate production from a farm to a small shop/factory in town where you can taste and buy high quality chocolate. Informative, authentic, I just wish I had more time to chat with the owner - I mean, he was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

The Hawaiian Crown tour of the plantation and shop was fantastic! Our guide, Kenta, was very knowledgeable about the history of the apple banana and cacao plantation. He was very informative about every step it took to create the chocolate from the cacao and even...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank krlee24
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This was our first experience with an Acai Bowl. It was really interesting to watch her assemble it. The fresh fruit was so perfect with the granola, coconut flakes, and cacao nibs. We picked up some tea and some brewing cocoa to bring home.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

The guide was very knowledgeable about chocolate but the tour was billed as a pineapple farm. Kids had fun but we were expecting to see pineapples.

Date of experience: March 2018
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