Welcome to Hawaiʻi Cacao Express, the finest virtual train exploring Hawai‘i in search of all things cacao; the growers, the chocolate makers, the chocolatiers, and innovators! Read the blog to see my adventures. Invite your tastebuds along for the ride when you buy a chocolate trunk.

Hamakua Chocolate Farm, cacao, header images, sepia

Botanical Bonanza

Saturday, July 3, 2021 On Saturday, June 19th, I had the great pleasure of making the next stop on the Hawaiʻi Cacao Express at Hamakua Chocolate Farm, owned and operated by Dan Corson and Berndt Stugger. Berndt was unfortunately off-island visiting family, so I didn’t get to meet him, but Dan did an excellent job […]

Puna Chocolate Co., header image, 90% Dark Chocolate

Riding Parallel: Destination, Puna Chocolate Co.

Friday, June 18, 2021 Here I sit, finally putting fingers to clacking keys, enjoying the last of my Puna Chocolate Co. purchase from late April. It’s a company I find myself drawn back to again and again for their seasonal confections and bars. I was tempted by the Milk Chocolate Coconut Clusters, Tiramisu Chocolate Bark, […]

Sepia header, two women, social distance, steampunk

72, Coming to You

Saturday, June 5, 2021 The Hawaiʻi Cacao Express is starting to roll at a brisk pace now, so I’m going to combine my remaining reviews with a bit of recent news. Today I’m reviewing Island Sharks new 72% dark chocolate bars. I picked them up while I was getting the orders for the first Chocolate […]