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The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

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Address: 78-6772 Makenawai St, Driveway on Kahoolele St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-8958
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+1 888-447-2626
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
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From our factory on the slopes of Hualalai Mountain's bountiful Kona region...

From our factory on the slopes of Hualalai Mountain's bountiful Kona region on the Island of Hawaii comes the one and only Original Hawaiian Chocolate(R).

We are the first to grow, hand-pick, sun-dry and process only Hawaiian grown cocoa beans, non-blended to assure purity and quality.

The result is a delicious single-origin Hawaiian chocolate of distinctive texture and taste.

The OHCF farm and factory tours are offered Wednesday mornings at 9:00am and Friday mornings at 9:00am. It is a one hour walking tour of the orchard and factory and of course, includes chocolate sampling! Bob conducts a fabulous tour ... it's full of information about every step in the chocolate making process, from growing the trees to molding each handmade delicious bar.

Please go online to book your tour for Wednesday or Friday. Chocolate Shoppe is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Chocolate is Aloha!

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Great little gem to visit

The owner/operator of the OHCF gives a personable and informative tour about growing and making chocolate in Hawaii. His story is fascinating and the process of making high... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen B
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Arlington, United States
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Arlington, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The owner/operator of the OHCF gives a personable and informative tour about growing and making chocolate in Hawaii. His story is fascinating and the process of making high quality chocolate is quite entertaining but technically informing. The product is to die for. My family enjoyed the one hour tour and rate it as one of the "best finds" on the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These people are great. Very informative and friendly with a fascinating story. Will make you jealous. Book in advance.

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Mahalo Eddie for your kind words and coming for a visit. We are living the dream! Chocolate is Aloha®! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit tricky to get there but once we arrived from Kona, we were greeted by a team member and parked on the grounds. I booked online through their website a few weeks prior. The tour was really interesting and targeted to adults however even my three children, 9 y.o, 5 y.o and 3y.o loved seeing the entire chocolate experience... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting for year and watch The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory grow year after year! The tour is great as takes you from the plantation to the factory and, finally, the sample room (even though we did not take the tour this year); there is no other place tour that lets you see it all! We always take... More 

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked ahead and were delighted with the tour, the chocolate and the lovely entire place. It was great for my 80-year old MIL, teen son and easy to get around with a baby carriage.

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Thank Cybersh0t
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

We're happy to know our tour worked for all the members of your family—to the young and young-at-heart! Hope you are enjoying your stay in Hawai‘i! Aloha, The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory 'Ohana More 

Albuquerque
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find outside of Kona. Not much of a "tour". We watched a 15 minute film on the growing, harvesting and preparation of the beans to make chocolate. We were also given 3 small samples to note the differences in taste between each type. Although interesting, we were rushed out to make way for the tour of some 25... More 

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Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the chocolate farm as part of a pre-booked trip. The owner of the business have a very thorough and entertaining talk on the process of farming and processing chocolate. Nice samples too

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Glad you found the talk thorough and entertaining; please come back and see us when you're back in Kona! Chocolate is Aloha!® More 

Belleair Shores, Fl
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was high on our priority list - but we just couldn't do it. They have VERY limited availability. If you want to do this - make a reservation!! We were too late once we arrived, based on our schedule and theirs. I knew this based on reviews, but assumed we could fit this in and nothing was available.

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Thank MAChivers
Pam C, Owner at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for making Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory high on your priority list! We are sorry you weren’t able to reserve a spot on a tour. Tours are kept small and intimate for optimum customer satisfaction as we are a working farm with scheduled days for visitor tours. After all, we have to have time to grow and process the... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Loved the tour and the chocolate samples. Everything about the property was so wonderful down to every last detail...greeter in the parking lot, smiles on everyone's faces and even the bathroom was perfectly clean and tidy! I would recommend this tour to everyone.

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Thank Hawaiicc78
Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Mahalo for coming to see us! More 

Victoria, B.C.
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

A bit out of the way. WIndy little road bit follow the directions and you will get there.Short little tour but very informative> Chocolate samples are incredible. Good for the family if you are out at the nearby beaches.

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Fern G, Public Relations Manager at The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Great to have you come visit and glad you enjoyed our chocolate! More 

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