Monday, May 23, 2011

ChocolateBet: May 22, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 cup
Ono Gelato Company
Loco Coco
Very Good
Weight: 3 oz. cup
Calories: unknown
Cost: $3.99 for 3 oz. cup
Purchased from: Whole Foods Market, in Kahului, Maui; in Hawaii

In a warm tropical climate like Hawaii, gelato, ice cream and shave ice are all appealing. Even better: great locally made gelato flavors -- like the tasty Loco Coco (coconut with pieces of dark chocolate) from the Ono Gelato Company. The company's shop in Paia (Maui) was not open when we were there earlier.  Fortunately, the Whole Foods Market in Kahului, carried Ono Gelato and a few other local chocolate items.

Today was Day #9 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.

Note: Posts and photos may be delayed this week due to travel.

ChocolateBet: May 21, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1/2 bar
Wow Wee - Maui's Candy Bar
Dark Chocolate Hawaiian Coconut (bar)
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .875 oz. (25 g.) / 1.75 oz. (50 g.) total bar
Calories: 130 calories (estimate)
Cost: $2.00
Purchased from: Cafe at Nahiku Market Place - Maui, Hawaii

I decided to extend Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week a few days, until we leave Hawaii. There are too many great coconut-related chocolates, tropical fruits and other great items available at road stands and small markets.

Yesterday, we found one such road stand/market: the Nahiku Market Place, on the road to Hana, in Maui. The market was made up of a few informal vendor stands in the middle of a lush, green tropical jungle. A small cafe hut served beverages, and also carried Wow-Wee chocolate bars. This slightly soft, fudgy, Dark Chocolate Hawaiian Coconut bar paired nicely with some fresh oven-roasted coconut candy from another vendor, and a stir-fry fish, vegetable and steamed rice dish from a chef working out of a trailer.

Note: Posts and pictures may be delayed due to travel this week.
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