Mauna Kea Cacao beans drying in the sun.

Awards

Mauna Kea Cacao can help you achieve accolades, whether you sell bean-to-bar chocolate or make chocolate for yourself, friends, and family.

2018 Good Food Award Winner

Maverick Chocolate's Good Food Awards Winning Bar with Mauna Kea Cacao

Maverick Chocolate's (www.maverickchocolate.com) “Big Island” 70% cacao bar won a 2018 Good Food Award for chocolate (www.goodfoodawards.org/2018-winners). Maverick Chocolate has won Good Food Awards in previous years, but this is the first time that it won a Good Food Award for a single-estate bar.

C-Spot Review (December 29, 2017)

A chocolate review on the C-Spot website gave 4-1/2 stars (out of 5 possible) to five Hawaiian chocolate bars crafted by Puna Chocolate (www.punachocolate.com). The “Mauna Kea” bar, a 70% cacao bar made from our cacao, was described in the review as having “impressive reach and stamina” (www.c-spot.com/chocolate-census/daily-review/?pid=2483). Additional descriptions of aroma, flavor, and quality are also provided.

2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival

Mauna Kea Cacao’s raw beans took second place in the “mix” (non-Criollo) category at the 2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival.