If you're still looking for the perfect Christmas gift (since there are only 10 days until Christmas!), consider the gift of locally made, high quality organic chocolate from Madre Chocolate.
Madre Chocolate makes all of their chocolate from bean-to-bar at their factory in Kailua.
I visited their Kailua shop recently to purchase a gift certificate my brother and sister-in-law, and the smell of their shop is euphoric. I could not resist purchasing a couple of chocolate bars while I was there.
Their Hawaii Origin bars range in price from $9-11 and come in a variety of tantalizing flavors. Don't know which one to buy? Not to worry, just ask for a sample! They will gladly give you a taste.
They also have chocolate non-bar items such as organic Cacao Nibs and Roasted Cacao Beans.
Madre Chocolate also offers chocolate making classes, wine/whiskey/cheese and chocolate pairing classes, and farm to factory tours as well!
8 North Pauahi Street (Chinatown)
20-A Kainehe Street (Kailua)
Tel: (808) 377-6440