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Meet the Makers: The Bean-to-Bar Experience
August 19 @ 3:45 am - 6:45 am
Did you know that Hawai‘i is the only state in the U.S. with a climate appropriate for commercially cultivating the tropical fruit tree? Meet the real-life local Willie Wonka, Mānoa Chocolate founder Dylan Butterbaugh who is helping to change Hawai‘i’s cacao industry one bar at a time!
Dylan will guide us on a magical behind-the-scenes tour of a local cacao farm and Mānoa Chocolate factory in Kailua. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the craft island-inspired chocolates featured in the Flavors of Hawaii treasure box alongside your maker and learn the best spirits or wine to pair with each of them!
Behind the Brand:
Mānoa Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory focused on producing quality dark chocolate in Kailua, O‘ahu. Since 2010, their goal has been 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.