Maddy loves all things chocolate! Active member of the East Hawaii Cacao Association, cacao farmer, and Cacao Bean Judge at the Big Island Chocolate Festival – Maddy has extensive knowledge of the Hawaii Island chocolate scene. Known as “the chocolate lady” or “Barefoot Chocolatini” around town, she’s studied chocolate from bean to bar for 10 years and specifically Hawaiian chocolate for the past…
Like any great food tour, you should arrive with an appetite for chocolate! You will meet me and the group at a central location in downtown Hilo and enjoy a nice stroll through the historic Hilo Bayfront. The total span of the tour itself is 1 mile roundtrip. We will visit two of the Big Island's best artisan, bean-to-bar craft chocolate shops who use cacao beans all grown and fermented on the…
Most chocolate is vegan, please specify if you need to avoid dairy.
Bottle of water
Your 1st stop, Hawaiian Crown, you will learn which machinery is needed for making chocolate from bean-to-bar. Your 2nd stop, Puna Chocolate Company, you will peruse a variety of chocolate bars with different inclusions like toasted coconut & macadamia nuts. Your 3rd stop, will be The Locavore Store, to see other local chocolates. Your 4th stop, will be Abundant Life, where I will point out more local chocolates and local gifts.