The Polynesians settlers brought coconut on their long voyage to Hawaii. It is known as a canoe plant - a crop essential for island living. The coconut provided a source of food, water, and useful crafting material. The Hawaiian word for coconut is niu, but the title of this bar "Haupia," refers to the popular Hawaiian desert made using the white meat of coconut fruit.
Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha Studio is the talented local artist behind the cover illustration.
About Manoa Chocolates
Our Hawaiian grown chocolate bars have won multiple international awards, and cacao agroforestry in Hawaii continues to grow year after year. Each bar has been crafted from ethically sourced cacao and the highest quality ingredients.
What is "Bean-To-Bar" Craft Chocolate?
Bean-to-bar is a movement in chocolate, with and emphasis on quality over quantity, crafting only the finest dried beans into chocolate all under one roof. Bean-to-bar makers are also defined by the fact that we direct trade with cacao farms around the world, paying socially responsible prices for quality. We source cacao at high prices and tell the story of where the chocolate is grown. We hope you enjoy the experience.