“When the seeds of passion fruit first came to Hawaii from Australia in 1880, they were planted in the East Maui district of Liliko’i and the name stuck. Inside, the fruit is filled with an aromatic mass of juicy pulp and edible seeds. The juice, with its distinct tangy flavour, is a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cuisine, used to make sauce, candy, ice cream, tea, or in cocktails and shave ice.”
Manoa Chocolate Hawaii craft high quality chocolate using sustainable techniques. As well as sourcing quality beans from around the world, they also use cacao grown in Hawaii. Hawaii is the only US state to grow cacao, and the deep flavours reflect the special characteristics of the geography and climate in which it is grown.
Manoa improve the profit potential of local farmers and provide opportunities for employment in the local community. They have created some amazing machines from recycled items – they roast using a custom bbq and remove the cacao shells with pedal power and a vacuum. See more