In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 14+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate each day. Happily, even after 5,465+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Lonohana Estate Chocolate, LLC 100% Hawaiian Cacao bar Good +++ Weight: 1.15 oz. (32.5 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) in total bar Calories: 200 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar Cost: $15.00 for 1 bar Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #14 of Chocolate and Hawaii Theme Weeks.
Made in Hawaii from cacao that was planted, grown, harvested and dried in Hawaii, this 100% Hawaiian cacao bar was a great blend of creamy and crunchy, pure single origin chocolate goodness. There's something to be said for being a vertically-integrated operation, although I'm sure there is more work involved. Wearing multiple hats as cacao grower, fermenter/chemist and chocolate maker (and chocolate educator) is likely satisfying and, at times, exhausting.
Today's bar had balanced, pure "true" chocolate flavor (chocolate brownie, enhanced by crunchy, cocoa nibs) and light caramel, fermented and fruit notes.
Note: Made in a peanut-free environment; soy and gluten free.