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Lydgate Farms Hawaiian Chocolate
Ranked #1 of 4 Food & Drink in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lydgate Farms is run by our fifth generation Kaua’i family. We grow high-quality cacao to make the finest craft chocolate. We also grow award-winning vanilla and honey. Our 46-acre farm sits above the town of Kapa’a, between Sleeping Giant and Mt. Wai’ale’ale. Lydgate Farms is in an ahupua’a (land division) named Olohena, known for its rolling hills and the numerous springs and rivers that make this valley fertile for growing. Often called the Garden Island, Kaua’i is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and, as a result, has the most developed soils and fertile growing conditions. In addition to our specialty crops, you’ll find a wide variety of botanicals around our farm that influence the taste of our honey and chocolate. Visit us in Wailua for an interactive farm tour and chocolate tasting.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide, Kate, made the tour fun and interesting. We felt it was overpriced for a tour that offered products for sale. We were disappointed there were not more flavors of chocolate bars to choose from to purchase.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always wanted to go on a chocolate farm just to see how this amazing precious fruit was grown and the steps it takes to process and produce this delicious confection so on our trip to Kauai my husband and I chose Lydgate farm for their tour. Well you get so much great information and more! From tasting the chocolate in its natural pod state to tasting the roasted beans and ultimately tasting the many different varieties of quality chocolate available today. We also saw vanilla beans growing naturally on the vine and tasted several tropical fruits of the islands. Don't forget to ask about Budda's hand! We couldn't have been more pleased with our guide Kate. She was informative, fun, and truly has a passion for the land, and the gifts of the earth. You won't go wrong with this tour!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Katie was very enthusiastic, made the tour fun and learned a lot about not only chocolate but hawaian agriculture as well. When we come back to the island this will be on our must do list.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour provided so much information . . . well beyond just a chocolate tasting. Botanical information about a variety of plants and trees, tropical fruit tasting, how chocolate and vanilla are propagated, harvested and processed, and a history of the development of chocolate. Kate is an entertaining and knowledgable guide. Might be too long for kids under 12, but toys and games are provided during the tasting portion for the younger kids. Well worth the time and money.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time touring Lydgate Farms. The tour includes taste sampling honey, fruits from Kauai, and lots of chocolate! Andrea was very knowledgeable, high energy and entertaining to listen to. I would definitely recommend their tour.

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