The Sweetest Road Trip in Hawaii Takes You To 8 Charming Chocolate Shops
Did you know that Hawaii is the only state in America to grow cacao? As a result, the beautiful islands that make up the Aloha State are home to some of the tastiest
Hawaii chocolate in the country. Many of these Hawaii chocolate shops are found right on Oahu. So, if you’re wondering if there are any chocolate shops near me, read on to learn about eight of the sweetest stops worth making when you’re on this island.
This delicious 44-mile journey begins in Honolulu before heading further into Waikiki. You’ll then trek across the island to Kailua on the Pali Highway before looping back to Aiea via the H3. There’s simply no sweeter way to spend your next day off with your friends and family. And, with less than two hours of drive time, you’ll quickly be able to satisfy your sweet tooth.
In addition to chocolate throughout the day, you'll be able to taste some of the sweetest truffles in Hawaii on this road trip too.
1. Padovani's Chocolates, (permanently closed)
650 Iwilei Rd suite 280, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
What better way to start your chocolate road trip than with a visit to an establishment known for its chocolate and coffee? This quaint café draws you in with the sweet smell of chocolate and keeps you there with an impressive selection of chocolate, pastries, and coffees. leaves you wanting more after you taste their delicious made-in-Hawaii chocolate.
2. Madre Chocolate
Madre Chocolate, 919 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
Compared to other
chocolate shops in Hawaii
, Madre Chocolate is the winner of six renowned awards. Madre Chocolate also produces a variety of organic, fair-trade chocolate bars that are as delicious as they are ethical. Everyone raves about the Coffee & Cardamom bar too. This sweet shop also holds engaging weekly classes and farm tours that revolve around Hawaii chocolate.
3. Lonohana Chocolate Tasting Bar
Lonohana Chocolate Tasting Bar, 324 Coral St Unit 104a, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
Hawaii chocolate shop
planted its first cacao trees in 2009. The chocolate company now farms 14 acres of cacao by hand on Oahu’s north shore. They manufacture their chocolate in small batches every eight weeks, with no two batches ever the same. In addition to pure chocolate bars, you will find an ever-changing array of bars with organic, Hawaiian-grown inclusions. This includes coffee, macadamia nuts, sea salts, fruits, and a variety of spices. Now, doesn't that sound delicious?
4. Diamond Head Chocolate Co.
Diamond Head Chocolate, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd #205, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
What began as a café in 1987 has become the largest — and perhaps finest — gourmet chocolate retailer in the state of Hawaii. Small batches of Hawaiian, French, and Belgian chocolates are the name of the game at this high-end confectionery. Therefore, head here if you're questioning where to find
chocolate shops near me.
. Note that Diamond Head Chocolate Co. was previously called The Honolulu Chocolate Co.
5. Malie Kai Chocolates (permanently closed)
Malie Kai Chocolates Office, 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
Hawaiian-grown, single-origin chocolate from Malie Kai is truly Hawaiian all around — their cacao is exclusively grown on Oahu’s North Shore and they have a lovely little shop in Waikiki’s Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Oh, and they have some pretty cool flavors — like Kona Coffee Cappucino, and White Chocolate with Tangerine.
6. Choco Le'a
Choco le`a, 2909 Lowrey Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
If you’re on the search for the perfect artisan dark chocolate
truffles in Hawaii
, look no further than this small, family-owned shop in Manoa. From uniquely Hawaiian flavors like Kona coffee, lilikoi, lychee, and ginger to strawberries and cream, peanut butter, and mint chocolate chip, there’s a truffle for everyone at this delicious stop along the sweet road trip.
7. Manoa Chocolate
Manoa Chocolate Hawaii, 333 Uluniu St Suite 203, Kailua, HI 96734, USA
shop offers daily tours, tastings, and some excellent chocolate pairings. Located in Kailua, this lovely little operation sources quality beans from around the world — and their own backyard. The bean-to-bar company produces some of the most amazing chocolate you’ve ever tasted. While this artisan chocolate is a little on the expensive side, can you really put a price tag on an amazing chocolate bar?
8. Baldwin’s Sweet Shop
Baldwin's Sweet Shop, 98-040 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea, HI 96701, USA
The road trip to
chocolate shops in Hawaii
ends at this spectacular sweet shop in Aiea. While Baldwin’s is well-known for their acai sorbet and diabetic-friendly shave ice, you’ll find plenty of chocolate-covered goodies to satisfy any chocolate cravings you might still have after a day full of sweets. Their chocolate-covered gummy bears are especially popular.
As you’ve just learned, you’ll find plenty of
chocolate shops near me when you take this sweet road trip in Hawaii. Along with enjoying a day tasting different types of Hawaii chocolate, take a look at this mouthwatering shave ice trail in the Aloha State too.
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What are some of the best sweet shops in Hawaii?
In addition to getting your sugar fix by visiting the
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Check out this guide of dessert shops and bakeries in the state for information about sweets like
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