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Garden Island Chocolate now has a facebook fan page

Garden Island Chocolate invites you to visit our new fan page on facebook, you can see us making Kauai chocolate and Kauai Acai, and all the other fascinating agricultural endeavors like dehydrating bananas, planting cacao trees, harvesting cacao pods, harvesting citrus, miracle berries, etc...

We also have regular contests for free chocolate, and you get to see our exciting research and development for our new chocolate products like truffles, and chocolate covered mac nuts and…
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Added by Koa Kahili on August 24, 2011 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Hawaiian Healing Garden Festival

Aloha chocolate ohana,

Garden Island Chocolate was recently in the annual Hawaii Healing Garden Festival on Kauai, we won best dessert and the people's choice award for best local food item, a coconut butter truffle. We just started making our own fresh coconut butter and it is amazing, very very rich, creamy and extremely decadent.



we even got some press from the local… Continue

Added by Koa Kahili on August 24, 2009 at 2:22am — 1 Comment

Is Chocolate "Raw"

Is Chocolate "Raw"?



Chocolate is a fermented food.



A lot of people have been asking if Garden Island Chocolate is Raw. My answer is, "there is no such thing as Raw chocolate", leads to only more questions, hence this simple blog. The white pulp that surrounds the beans in the pod is most definitely raw and a delicious refreshing treat. The beans eaten straight from the pod are raw but rather bitter and astringent, the health benefits from choking down some wet viable cacao… Continue

Added by Koa Kahili on November 4, 2008 at 12:16pm — 9 Comments

The World's Best Chocolate

what a claim! you might be thinking its just another chocolate fanatic blissed out boasting, full of it, yea right the best chocolate in the world, come on, how can this be, when folks have been making chocolate for centuries, for thousands of years in central america. Yes it is just an opinion, but after many years of R&D working with very talented farmers we have done it. A 100% criollo bar 93% cacao solids that is very sweet and amazing. It is so smooth you can eat a lot of it, but watch… Continue

Added by Koa Kahili on October 5, 2008 at 4:05am — 4 Comments

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