Gourmet Hawaiian Chocolates
Chocolate come from the cacao tree and is known as “Food Of The Gods”. The tree originated in South America and in ancient Mesoamerica where the Aztecs, Mayans, Toltec and other civilizations flourished and for whom the drink made from the roasted cacao bean was considered sacred.
Western civilization is credited with the addition of sugar and milk, and Modern Chocolate goes a step further. Like fine wine, the impact of climate and soil on a particular variety of chocolate has much to do with flavor. Cacao grows in a narrow climate belt north and south of the Equator. Hawaii is the only state in the U.S.A. where Cacao can be grown.
Chocolate can have floral, spicy, and citrus or tobacco aromas and flavors, and higher percentages of chocolate do not automatically equate to a superior product: the sugar added actually enhances the flavors and subtle notes of each variety, and the correct balance brings each given variety to its peak level of flavor. Today, chocolate is proving to be a super food, its health benefits just being uncovered. Chocolate is high in flavenoids and anti-oxidants. Chocolate, like red wine, contains substances called phenols, and has been shown to be positively related to heart health, blood pressure, insulin control, and brain function. So this wonderful food of the gods is actually good for us! Eat more chocolate and improve your health!
A note about our Hawaiian chocolate: Our gourmet chocolate is made locally here in Hawaii, fresh daily, with love and care in small batches with the finest freshest ingredients available. Because this chocolate is made in Hawaii there is an abundance of fresh tropical fruits, nuts and spices to create the most exquisite handmade chocolate confections in the world! Because of this we may occasionally substitute seasonal pieces to provide the freshest most wonderful tasting Award Winning Chocolates available at the moment of your order. You can choose from several of our beautifully packaged boxes in quantities of 6, 12, 18, or 24 pieces. Special orders and requests may be available with advance notice for large corporate and special events and catering. Shipments go out each MONDAY so plan accordingly please and order the week prior to the Monday you desire the chocolates to be shipped. Fine gourmet Chocolates make an excellent gift as well for clients, friends, and loved one. Bon Apetit!