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Steelgrass Chocolate Farm Tour

5730 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-8808
+1 808-821-1857
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so much fun

Andrea made the tour fun and knowledgeable ... i was a little worried about the 4hour commitment... read more

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robinbonaccorsi
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A little hard to find with only small signs but thoroughly worth the effort--from start to finish... read more

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Chocolate From Branch to Bar begins with a stroll through the Steelgrass gardens, winding among groves of rare black bamboo, tropical flowers, and exotic fruit trees. The focus of the three-hour tour is on chocolate, but you will also experience dozens of exotic plants and flowers, and taste the tropical fruits that are in season as your guides share our family's vision for creating sustainable diversified agriculture on Kauai.Soon we reach the chocolate orchard, where you'll see chocolate trees at all stages of growth, often bearing tiny blossoms that will develop into seed-filled cacao pods. We then move into our chocolate tasting tent, and you sit comfortably in the shade while we demonstrate the many steps involved in processing raw cacao into nibs and then finished chocolate. Cacao is recognized as a powerful health food; as you taste the way fermentation and sun-drying transform the seed's flavor precursors into the rich chocolate we all love, your guide will explain chocolate's antioxidant and other health benefits. Best of all, you’ll enjoy an eleven-course dark chocolate tasting, where you sample rare and delicious chocolates grown and made in Hawaii and all over the world, including Kallari and Republica del Cacao from Ecuador, Valrhona from Madagascar and Trinidad, Guittard from Peru, Santander from Colombia, Felchlin and Taza from the Dominican Republic. You’ll also learn chocolate’s history, from its first discovery by early Meso-American tribes, to its revered status as a divine plant in the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec cultures, to its introduction to Europe in the 1600’s, and finally how an American inventor, Milton Snavely Hershey, made the nickel Hershey bar (1905) and the Hershey’s kiss (1907) enduring American institutions. Our Chocolate from Branch to Bar tour runs from 9AM to noon, and is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Advance reservations are required. Cost for the tour is $60 per person, and children 12 years and under attend free of charge. Steelgrass Farm is located on Kauai's East Side, in the foothills above the town of Kapaa. Once your reservation is confirmed, we will send you written driving directions to the Farm. The Tour is handicapped accessible, and since chocolate trees love moisture, we operate rain or shine.
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LOCATION
5730 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-8808
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+1 808-821-1857

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Reviewed yesterday

Andrea made the tour fun and knowledgeable ... i was a little worried about the 4hour commitment ... but it flew by .. didn't even notice it.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A little hard to find with only small signs but thoroughly worth the effort--from start to finish we were welcomed, entertained, and informed. AND FED: chocolate in various forms and stages as well as exotic tropical fruits. We were two couples, and only two of...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time. They were so accommodating as I had knee surgery and had difficulty walking. We started off by seeing how chocolate grows on trees and how Vanilla beans pod grow, then we were able to taste fruits of Hawaii (I loved...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My experience at Steelgrass Chocolate Farm was worth every penny. The farm is beautiful and the tour is fascinating as well as fun. Andrea is outgoing and great at her job. I would move to Kaua'i to be a farmer on the farm if I...More

Thank Alyssa T
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have always wanted to see Vanilla and Chocolate plants up close and in person. I am huge flavor nerd as it is part of my profession and actually seeing the plants and learning how they grow and mature is not only fascinating it leads...More

Thank LennyGotter
Reviewed 6 days ago

More than expected. Information, chocolate and fun. A must do while on the island. Great for children as well

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steelgrass Chocolate Farms was such a treat and educational experience! You'll get a guided tour of the property with a variety if other tropical fruit trees and plants,very lush and green. At the beginning of your tour you'll get a big welcome or "Aloha" greeting...More

Thank MiniontheBeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

We discover awesome local products and more about the cocoa production. The host, also owner of the farm, easily communicate his passion and teaches us how to appreciate a good chocolate. Take the time to purchase products and let others discover their products. It's not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took the tour in late September as part of our honeymoon trip to Kauai... we had a blast - lots of tropical fruits and various chocolates around the farm to try.. and Andrea is an awesome host - very friendly, and...More

Thank kristalynne09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative, Will and Andrea knew their stuff. It was impressive that Andrea remembered everyone’s name. A must do if you are visiting Kauai. I’m know a dark chocolate convert.

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zogmeister
13 February 2017|
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Response from Will L | Property representative |
Aloha! Same answer as below. Come see us! Tour cost is $75 per person, children 12 and under are free of charge. This is the price listed through the 'book now' button on our site as well as in our promotional materials... More
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zogmeister
13 February 2017|
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Response from Will L | Property representative |
Aloha! Tour cost is $75 per person, children 12 and under are free of charge. This is the price listed through the 'book now' button on our site as well as in our promotional materials. Sometimes online concierges such as... More
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WhiteOwlOregon
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Response from Will L | Property representative |
Aloha, Our tour is $75 per person and children 12 and under are free of charge. Best, Will
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