Our dream is to source the best cacao beans on the planet and produce amazing chocolate. Our team has enjoyed dedicating the last 3 years to refining our chocolate-making process.
We have reached a point where we need to boost our efficiency to profitably produce the volume required for store shelves. The main objective of this Kickstarter project is to upgrade our tempering machine and grinder. Your generosity will enable us purchase this essential commercial machinery.
Chocolate you have to try!
We make a variety of chocolate bar flavors from locally grown cacao beans and the best single-origin cacao from around the world, including Hawaiian Salted Pineapple & Chili Pepper, Hamakua Chocolate & Maui Lavender, Hawaiian Sea Salt 72%, Goat Milk 66%, Hawaiian Chili Pepper, Waiahole Ginger 72% Peruvian, and The Breakfast Bar. Here's what people who have tried them have to say!
"Bite into a Breakfast Bar and swoon over creamy dark milk Ecuador chocolate topped with roasted Hawaiian coffee beans and cacao nibs. Or warm up to the fruity notes and slow heat of dark milk Peru chocolate with Hawaiian chili pepper." - Le Chic, Honolulu Magazine
"The Hamakua is remarkably fruity, tasting almost of tart plums, while the Dominican Republic chocolate is earthier and nutty. It turns out, just like wine, chocolate also has terroir." - Biting Commentary, Honolulu Magazine
"If you even remotely like chocolate, you NEED to try this place." - 5 Stars, Yelp.com
A big mahalo from the Manoa Chocolate Hawaii Team!
Risks and challenges
Well, we'll begin with our lack of sleep. Starting a chocolate factory from scratch definitely has its long nights. With that out of the way now, the praise and demand for our Hawaiian chocolate has been increasing exponentially and our current machines and equipment have their limits...that's why it's time to get some funding and upgrade so we meet growing demand and share our chocolate with a broader audience, which includes our Kickstarter donors.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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