In the Upcountry region of Maui nestled in the slopes of Haleakala, is the beautifulAli'i Kula Lavender Farm. Mānoa Chocolate infuses the chocolate with their dried Maui lavender flowers, creating a prefect touch of floral to pair with creamy dark milk chocolate.
Rich dark chocolate taste elevated with the touch of lavender. Neither overpowering the other creates blissful lōkahi (harmony).
In 2010, while studying at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dylan Butterbaugh made a friend who was researching the potential success of growing cacao in Hawaii. Shortly after, Dylan spent six months in labs at the College of Tropical Agriculture learning the processes that turn the fruit into chocolate. When the chocolate industry in Hawaii began to emerge, he identified a need for local processors and launched Manoa Chocolate.
Mānoa Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory focused on producing quality dark chocolate in Kailua, O‘ahu. Since 2010, their goal is to showcase the unique flavors and characteristics of cacao through direct trade of single origin beans from around the world and across the Hawaiian Islands.