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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.


cacao tree, person holding shovel

Stretching my Roots

Saturday, April 10, 2021 The weather has taken a turn for the beautiful these past few days at the home base of the Hawaiʻi Cacao Express. The sun is out, orange blossoms fill the air with perfume, the mulberries are plump and sweet, a breeze blows gentle and kind like a kiss on your forehead […]

Honokaʻa Chocolate Co., world map, photo, t-shirt, alcohol, woven mat

Clever Information and Flavors Spanning Nations

April 8, Thursday, 2021 Finally! A true adventure, meeting people in person again, in a place I’ve never been before. The Hawaiʻi Cacao Express is back, full steam ahead! And what an excursion to kick things back into gear. The visit to Honokaʻa Chocolate Co. would touch on quite a few topics I adore over […]

Accolades and Ales

March 14, Sunday, 2021 Earlier on in February I’d made a chocolate purchase I wanted to save for a rainy day. This turned out to be the perfect plan, for little did I know, it wouldn’t be long before we had many days of torrential downpours here in Mountain View. During one of the East […]