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Manoa Chocolate - Macadamia Rum Bar

This bar embodies classic Hawaiian flavors and locally grown ingredients. Produced completely from Hawaiian grown sugar cane, we used Kō Hana Distillery’s award winning rum to flavor this chocolate. Hawaiian grown cacao nibs are soaked in rum for over a month, infusing its rich flavor, but leaving no trace of alcohol. After we created a 65% dark milk base from the rum soaked nibs, we combined one more famous Hawaiian grown flavor - roasted macadamia nuts. The nuts are pulverized to a smooth consistency in our stone grinders, adding an additional creamy and subtle nuttiness to match the rich dark milk rum chocolate. 

About Mānoa Chocolate

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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.

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