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Celebrating the History of Chocolate for the 6th Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival

With the theme, “Worth Its Weight in Gold: The History of Chocolate,” the sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 28-29 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Indulge in the alluring, rich taste of chocolate—in both its sweet and savory forms—while participating in delicious, fun and informative chocolate-themed activities. The “must-attend” […]

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Chocolate Festival Beneficiaries To Receive $500 – $6,000 Donations

NON-PROFITS MUST HURRY AND APPLY BEFORE 12/31/16!! With more than $500 – $6,000 per agency available, non-profit organizations should apply right away to be one of the beneficiaries of the 2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival. Beneficiaries should be associated with culinary education, cacao farming/education, local chocolate, farming or sustainability. Beneficiaries are expected to provide volunteers and support event […]

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Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm Tour for 2017

Take a cacao farm tour as part of the festivities surrounding the Big Island Chocolate Festival on Friday April 28th from 11 am – 12 pm at the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. Tickets are $25 and are limited. Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory is located amidst a working cacao farm on the slopes of Hualalai in Keauhou, about […]

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$12,000 Given To 2016 Big Island Chocolate Festival Recipients

The Kona Cacao Association presented the Director of Kona Pacific Public Charter School, Shanna Mall and Jean Hull, ACF Kona Kohala Chefs Association for the culinary program at Hawai’i Community College – Pālamanui, with $6000 checks on Friday June 10th from proceeds raised at the Big Island Chocolate Festival held on May 15th. Kona Cacao Association Board members presenting the […]

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Culinary Demonstrations -Flowers, Genache, Chocolate, Oh MY!

  The Big Island Chocolate Festival is excited to have two stars of the chocolate industry providing their expertise for chocolate enthusiasts and pastry artists! Saturday May 14th  9:30 am- 2 pm at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel 9:30-10:30 a.m. Demonstration with Tasting:  Derek Poirier- Valrohna Pastry Chef Western USA, will be presenting- “How to Make Ornate Chocolate Flowers for […]

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$75 Gala Tickets Are Sold Out! But Wait…

While VIP and general admission tickets are sold out for the Big Island Chocolate Festival, the following ticket options are still available at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel: A “Chocolate Lovers One Day Pass” for May 14 that includes tthree culinary demonstrations with sampling 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., followed by general entry into the 5:30-9 p.m. gala. […]

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Cacao Farm Workshops-From Farm to Fermentation

Presented by the Kona Cacao Association, the non-profit responsible for the Big Island Chocolate Festival, the Cacao Workshops are for farmers, tropical fruit growers and people considering growing and harvesting cacao, and producing cacao for chocolate makers. Both Dr. Nat Bletter and Dan O’ Doherty, the presenters are both leading experts.  Buy tickets here. Scroll down […]

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