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We're a Hawaiian bean-to-bar chocolate factory bringing our unique style and chocolate flavors to the world...and your tastebuds.
We're a Hawaiian bean-to-bar chocolate factory bringing our unique style and chocolate flavors to the world...and your tastebuds.
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419 backers pledged $18,792 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Alberto Ashikawa on January 1, 2014

      "Follow our project for a big mahalo from Dylan and the Oompa Loompas at Manoa Chocolate Hawaii. Get your name and link on the "Thank You" page of our website." Nothing yet?

    2. Creator Stephen Altemus on April 14, 2013

      I haven't seen anything in the mail ...... United States

    3. Creator Glynis on April 8, 2013

      Should I give up on ever receiving mine? Has anyone in Canada received theirs?

    4. Creator Dylan on March 11, 2013

      Glad to hear the postmen are finally letting some chocolate through!

    5. Creator Dorian Henao on March 10, 2013

      Got mine, fine quality and taste. Glad to have backed you project.

    6. Creator Michael Wang on March 7, 2013

      Got mine in the mail today. Thanks Dylan! They taste amazing.

    7. Creator Devlin Bentley on March 3, 2013

      I fear that I too am still awaiting the delivery of my chocolate bars!

    8. Creator Michael Wang on February 25, 2013

      Hi Dylan,

      I haven't received my chocolate yet. Do you happen to have a tracking number?


    9. Creator Dylan on February 19, 2013

      Do NOT fear John, your chocolate was sent, but we often have chocolate casualties due to hungry postal workers. We'll have the Oompa Loompas sort it out and you'll have your Hawaiian chocolate in no time.

    10. Creator John Geis on February 19, 2013

      Hey, I'm still waiting for my delivery. You apparently sent out the last orders on Jan. 31. it is now Feb 20. Orders from Madre, another chocolate maker in Hawaii, take less than a week to arrive. What's going on?

    11. Creator Dylan on February 16, 2013

      Glad to hear the feedback, Hawaiian Chocolate is hitting mouths all over the world. We just got new molds actually, so the bars increased to around 2oz. Very Exciting.

    12. Creator Adrien on February 14, 2013

      Both bars came a couple weeks ago, I just wanted to say that they truly were great! I had the salted pineapple chili pepper (love the amount of heat along with pineapple pieces on the bottom) and gave someone else the sea salt bar, but we both agree that this was some great tasting Hawaiian chocolate!

    13. Creator mike smith on February 12, 2013

      Arrived the other day - the salted pineapple and chilli absolutely rocks! Are you going to be selling this in bigger bars? Didn't get a ginger, but I reckon that's another good flavour to try. Coffee breakfast bar is good. (that doesn't mean the others aren't, just that I haven't got into them)

    14. Creator Dylan on February 12, 2013

      Thank you for the +1, glad to hear everyone's chocolate is arriving and being enjoyed by all! ALOHA!

    15. Creator Emily Beamon on February 10, 2013

      I took my bar to share with some friends; everyone loved it!

    16. Creator Silver on February 8, 2013

      Just got my three Manoa Chocolate bars - great flavors! They are definitely something new to me, being used to the usual store-bought variety.

      +1 for the design packaging

    17. Creator Dylan on February 7, 2013

      Thanks for the updates team, glad you guys are enjoying the chocolate. February surveys are going out this week and will be shipped out as soon as they're received. Thanks for checking in Jennifer! Aloha.

    18. Creator Korr on February 4, 2013

      Got the bars today. Surprised my wife with them and she's been all smiles nibbling on various flavors. Great job guys!

    19. Creator Jennifer Savage on February 2, 2013

      When do those of us that picked a year of chocolate start getting it?

    20. Creator Tim Parsons / Adoboloco on February 1, 2013

      Right on! We got ours. Love the Breakfast Bar and that they're not overly sweet which is awesome. Mahalo from Maui

    21. Creator Dylan on February 1, 2013

      Mahalo for the feedback team, glad you guys are enjoying our labor of love. YOU MADE IT POSSIBLE!

    22. Creator M35K on February 1, 2013

      Received my shipment yesterday: hurray! The goat milk Hamakua Hawaiian Crown was a bit of a surprise (good kind). Much less "goaty" than many goat milk foods I have had... Have not sampled the rest, yet. Thanks, Oompa Loompas!

    23. Creator Damien Yeager on February 1, 2013

      Just got my chocolate today. The pineapple and pepper is delicious, and I can't wait to try the other two! You and the Oompa Loompas will definitely get my money again in the future.

    24. Creator Dylan on January 28, 2013

      You do not for our purposes anymore, but to get rid of Kickstarter's pop up survey you will. We've already put together your order so we won't be confusing it. Thanks for asking!

    25. Creator Damien Yeager on January 26, 2013

      I filled out the survey that I was sent to the website for, but not Kickstarter's, due to the mix-up with choosing multiple bars. Do I need to fill out Kickstarter's as well, or has my chocolate most likely been shipped already?

    26. Creator Kattie90 on January 25, 2013

      I live right outside of Washington, DC and just received my 2 bars today. I can't wait to try them - thanks so much!

    27. Creator Nora Martinez on January 25, 2013

      I still have not received by bars ( did compete the survey) am in nj what happens if I don't receive them( what a reasonable time to wait)?

    28. Creator Glenn Copeland on January 25, 2013

      Got my bars a few days ago...
      Have consumed the straight up 72% Bolivia. YUM.

    29. Creator Tim Parsons / Adoboloco on January 25, 2013

      Aloha Dylan,

      Hope this finds you and the OOMPA LOOMPAS well.

      Wanted to check in and see when we should be expecting our bars? We're on Maui.


    30. Creator Dylan on January 24, 2013

      The MAJORITY have, there are still a few backers we're waiting for surveys from but those who have sent theirs in have been shipped. Thanks for checking in and let us know how you enjoy the chocolate!

    31. Creator Nora Martinez on January 24, 2013

      Have all the chocolates been sent out? Haven't received mine as yet (I'm at $20 backer)

    32. Creator Dylan on January 23, 2013

      You guys have been awesome, so happy you're enjoying the Chocolate Aloha!

    33. Creator Nightsky on January 23, 2013

      I gotta say--this is some SERIOUSLY good chocolate, and I know whereof I speak. Thanks!

    34. Creator Rob Bell on January 19, 2013

      Just got my bars today. Did any other $50 backers only receive 5 bars instead of 6? :(

    35. Creator Emily Beamon on January 19, 2013

      i just got my bars. Can't wait to try them!

    36. Creator Silver on January 17, 2013

      I'm still stuck with the old reward survey banner here at KS... it's taking up space on the top of my screen so I'm wondering if it'll disappear any time soon? Cheers.

    37. Creator Peter Jacob on January 17, 2013

      @Dylan, I'm at the $50 tier, completed an earlier invalid survey, wish to select bars and I don't think I have received an updated link to any new survey. Even poked around my spam box. How do I resolve this/get new survey? Am feeling mildly concerned here. Would hate to get what the one post update message I did get from you said:

      "We are using the information that you submitted in the original Kickstarter survey even though it contained an error. Note that all chocolate boxes are comprised of an assortment of our best bars, not only one type of bar (it does not matter what option you select). If you have not yet filled in the Kickstarter survey, please do so now."

      That... would be very messed up. Please clarify.

    38. Creator Dylan on January 9, 2013


      Thanks to everyone who has completed the new surveys. Your chocolate bars are being made!

      We still had a few questions coming in and wanted to clear up any confusion:

      The reminders from Kickstarter are automated. If you backed us for $20 or $30, you can simply fill in the new survey if you have not done so already.

      If you backed us for $50, we are still using the original Kickstarter survey for your shipping details. Please use the new form (from the email link) to customize your selection or if have any special requests. If you would simply like a variety box (6 different bars), you do NOT need to fill in the new form.

      Thanks again!

    39. Creator Adrien on January 8, 2013

      @Silver Same thing here, hoping that maybe it will just disappear in a few days.

    40. Creator Silver on January 7, 2013

      Just filled in the new survey. I didn't fill in the old one -- does the message for that one on Kickstarter disappear at some point? Right now it's just taking up space on the top of the page.

    41. Creator Dennis Keating on January 5, 2013

      I received my chocolate in Waikiki, this morning. Thank you
      Dennis Keating

    42. Creator Rob Bell on January 3, 2013

      Just got the update; looks like all is well. Thanks, guys! B-)

    43. Creator Debra Peacock on January 3, 2013

      I am very ditto with the others. I don't see of your choice being a mandated pick of only one.

    44. Creator Chris Weinstein on January 3, 2013

      Yeah I was only able to choose one flavor... whats up?

    45. Creator Rob Bell on January 3, 2013

      I'm with the others and had also assumed, based on the wording of the pledge levels, that we would be able to choose any flavors we wanted - it says 'of your choice'. I never would have guessed this meant we had to get 5 (or whatever) bars all the same kind - that doesn't even make sense to me. I hope this gets fixed. :(

    46. Creator Kate on January 3, 2013

      I would also like to try more than one. I filled out the survey and selected the Hawaiian Sea Salt, but would also like to try the Hamakua Hawaii Crown and Ali'i Lavender, and the Hawaiian Salted Pineapple and Hawaiian Ghost Pepper

    47. Creator Jon and Erin Otis on January 3, 2013

      Ditto, would love to sample several selections but the survey only allows one selection. Thanks!

    48. Creator Kali Scolnick on January 3, 2013

      I have the same question. I am hoping for 2 Breakfast bars, 2 goat milk ones, 1 Hawaiian Salted Pineapple and Hawaiian Ghost Pepper and the surprise bar. I visited your shop last summer and had a friend bring me a box of 6 for my birthday this past December. Unfortunately (fortunately for you $$$), Whole Foods had bought you out of the breakfast bars and you were out of the goat milk. I have been craving those mmmmm....

    49. Creator Dorian Henao on January 3, 2013

      Just got the survey, I'm on the five bar pack, I'd like to choose more than one flavor, at lest two.

    50. Creator Jason Broadley on January 3, 2013

      I'm wondering the same thing as Andrea and Christopher. I also pledged on the 3 BAR tier, but the radio buttons only let us pick one type of bar. I was also hoping to choose three different bars.

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