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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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Striking cacao gold in Northern Peru
Striking cacao gold in Northern Peru

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!

Lovely BIODEGRADABLE packaging
Lovely BIODEGRADABLE packaging
Oompa Loompa Tia expressing her love for chocolate in the only way she knows how.
Oompa Loompa Tia expressing her love for chocolate in the only way she knows how.
Local praise for our Hawaiian chocolate bars
Local praise for our Hawaiian chocolate bars
Oompa Loompas in action
Oompa Loompas in action
The backbone of our chocolate passion
The backbone of our chocolate passion
Manoa Montage
Manoa Montage
A little Manoa Chocolate R & D in Ecuador.
A little Manoa Chocolate R & D in Ecuador.

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.

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    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.

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    1 BAR OAHU: One delicious handcrafted chocolate bar of your choice, for pickup at our Chocolate Factory in Kailua! WANT MORE? Add $7 for each additional chocolate bar you'd like and try more flavors!

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    1 BAR: One delicious handcrafted chocolate bar of your choice. (U.S. Shipping Included!)

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    2 BAR: Two delicious handcrafted chocolate bars of your choice. (U.S. Shipping Included!)

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    3 BAR: Three delicious handcrafted chocolate bars of your choice (U.S. Shipping Included!)

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    Five delicious handcrafted chocolate bars of your choice, plus a secret flavor bar, packaged in a special gift box. (U.S. Shipping Included!)

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    CHOCOLATE PARTY TIME: One ticket to attend a tasting party at our chocolate factory in Kailua, Hawaii, plus a take-home chocolate gift box

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    CHOCOLATE PARTY DATE: Two tickets to attend a tasting party at our chocolate factory in Kailua, Hawaii, plus two take-home chocolate gift boxes

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    A YEAR OF CHOCOLATE: Join the Manoa Chocolate Hawaii Club and get one bar, shipped to your doorstep every month for a year, plus three special holiday bars (U.S. Shipping Included!)

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    A YEAR OF CHOCOLATE VIP: Join the Manoa Chocolate Hawaii Club VIP and get a three-bar variety pack, shipped to your doorstep every month for a year, plus five special holiday bars (U.S. Shipping Included!)

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    YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE PARTY: Invite five friends to join you at a private party, held in your honor at our chocolate factory in Kailua, Hawaii, plus take-home chocolate gift box for everyone.

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    YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE & WINE PAIRING: Invite five friends to join you at a private party, held in your honor at our chocolate factory in Kailua, Hawaii, plus take-home chocolate gift box for everyone.

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    HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE CONCIERGE: Get your holiday gifts done easy! Get a Manoa Chocolate Hawaii six-bar variety box for yourself and ten friends of your choice. Each gift will be wrapped and bear a personal message from you. (U.S. Shipping Included / International available upon request only)

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    VALENTINE'S CHOCOLATE: A Valentine's day treat! Bring your date and learn how to make chocolate during a two-day private chocolate-making course and take home 36 bars of your own handcrafted chocolate at our chocolate factory in Kailua, Hawaii!

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    PRO CHOCOLATE MAKING COURSE! Learn how to make chocolate during 4 half-days, over 3 weeks, in a private chocolate course, starting from visiting a local cacao farm for harvesting to fermenting and chocolate making at our chocolate factory in Kailua, Hawaii! Plus take home 60 bars of your own handcrafted chocolate. (Must be between November 2012 & April 2013)

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    PRO CHOCOLATE MAKING COURSE FOR TWO! You plus 1 lucky person gets to learn how to make chocolate during 4 half-days, over 3 weeks, in a private chocolate course, starting from visiting a local cacao farm for harvesting to fermenting and chocolate making at our chocolate factory in Kailua, Hawaii! Plus take home 60 bars each of your own handcrafted chocolate. (Must be between November 2012 & April 2013)

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    LIFETIME CHOCOLATE LEGACY! We will work with you to design and produce a new bar named by you or after you and ONE box of your chocolates delivered every year for the REST OF YOUR LIFE!

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Funding period

- (29 days)