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Chocolate from Branch to Bar Tour

by Lydgate Farm Duration 3h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $99

Hawaii is the only state where the chocolate tree grows, and the best place to experience a live chocolate tree orchard is the Lydgate family’s 46-acre farm. You’re invited to enjoy Chocolate From Branch to Bar, an educational guided tour of everything there is to know about chocolate, including growing cacao trees, harvesting and post-harvest processing of cacao beans, all the way to an extensive tasting of the finished product everyone loves. Our Kauai chocolate tour is family-friendly: Kids 12 and under attend free with an accompanying adult, and with so much to see, smell, learn about and taste, the Farm’s wide-open spaces make this a wonderful event for even small children. In addition to all the tropical fruit and chocolate we taste, the tour is a visual feast as well, so be sure to bring your camera.

Best of all, you’ll enjoy an extensive dark chocolate tasting with all of the chocolate grown on our farm, compared with examples from all over the world. Similar to a wine tasting, we teach you how to taste chocolate like a connoisseur. You’ll also learn chocolate’s history, from its discovery by the first Mesoamericans, to its revered status as a divine plant in the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec cultures, to its introduction to Europe in the 1500s, to the rise of industrial milk chocolate, to the modern bean-to-bar chocolate movement and Hawaii’s place in the new American chocolate movement.

Hawaii is the only state where the chocolate tree grows, and the best place to experience a live chocolate tree orchard is the Lydgate family’s 46-acre farm. You’re invited to enjoy Chocolate From Branch to Bar, an educational guided tour of everything there is to know about chocolate, including growing cacao trees, harvesting and post-harvest processing of cacao beans, all the way to an extensive tasting of the finished product everyone loves. Our Kauai chocolate tour is family-friendly: Kids 12 and under attend free with an accompanying adult, and with so much to see, smell, learn about and taste, the Farm’s wide-open spaces make this a wonderful event for even small children. In addition to all the tropical fruit and chocolate we taste, the tour is a visual feast as well, so be sure to bring your camera.

Best of all, you’ll enjoy an extensive dark chocolate tasting with all of the chocolate grown on our farm, compared with examples from all over the world. Similar to a wine tasting, we teach you how to taste chocolate like a connoisseur. You’ll also learn chocolate’s history, from its discovery by the first Mesoamericans, to its revered status as a divine plant in the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec cultures, to its introduction to Europe in the 1500s, to the rise of industrial milk chocolate, to the modern bean-to-bar chocolate movement and Hawaii’s place in the new American chocolate movement.

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9:00 AM, Chocolate Tour in English

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$98.96

Total price is $98.96, taxes included

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Chocolate from Branch to Bar Tour

Activity Location

Steelgrass Chocolate Farm

5730 Olohena Rd

Kapaa

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Steelgrass Chocolate Farm

    5730 Olohena Rd

    Kapaa


Highlights

  • Extensive chocolate tasting

  • Journey through the history of chocolate

  • Tropical Fruit Tasting

  • Giftshop with beautiful farm products

  • Friendly knowledgable staff


Inclusions

  • Guided chocolate tour

  • Fruit samples with chocolate tea and sorbet tasting

  • Extensive course chocolate tasting

  • Taste ripe chocolate fruit year round

  • Friendly knowledgable staff


Know Before You Book

  • Farm vehicle available for those with mobility concerns

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Advance reservations required

  • Drive up giftshop available for those who don't want to tour


Chocolate from Branch to Bar Tour ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Feb 22, 2019

Really enjoyable and enlightening experience. We've already ordered more chocolate online since returning home Saturday.

Jennifer P

United States

Dec 23, 2017

Andril is absolutely a passionate, knowledgeable, and fun tour guide! You can feel a lot, lot of energy from her.

Guoxing Z

United States