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My newest Sweet Paradise Chocolatier chocolate boutique is  soft opening May 1st at the Wailea Gateway Center in Wailea, Maui.  The official "Grand Opening" will be June 16th. This has been a 9 month process to get permits and open a store here and it doesn't even have a kitchen! Talk about island time. The store features my own truffle/confection collection focused on Tropical flavors but also bars from various Hawaii chocolate-makers- Original Hawaiian, Malie Kai, Waialua Estate, Madre Chocolate, Garden Isle Chocolate and other bars from around the world. We also carry Tropical Dreams ice cream and sorbets. I will post some pictures next week when our indoor cacao tree is "leafed out" and we can actually put some product in the store.

If you are visiting Maui, please stop in and say hello!

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Tags: chocolate, chocolatier, hawaii, maui, paradise, sweet


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Comment by Roxanne Browning on April 29, 2011 at 9:13pm
I will be in Maui Oct. 2012, will look you up! Good luck and save me some fine truffles!
Comment by Iván Andrade on April 28, 2011 at 10:45am

Melanie, success with your new business, keep in mind that the quality, taste and presentation of product is important for the client, if you need cocoa beans or cocoa liquor, in Ecuador we have the best cocoa in the world of fine fragrance, I'll be happy to to serve you if you send me your order or recommend me to your friends to

Good luck,


Comment by Davy Asnong on April 27, 2011 at 6:56am

Wish I could be on the opening.  But too bad I'm on the other side of the planet.

Succes with the new shop Melanie!

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