Take a break from the beach on your Kauai vacation to enjoy some of the island’s locally grown products. While you may expect tropical fruits to be among the popular produce found here, chocolate may come as more of a surprise. Hawaii is the only state in which cacao trees grow, making it a great destination for chocolate lovers. Taste test your way through a variety of chocolate products made from Kauai’s very own cacao trees at Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate!
Book a Tour at Lydgate Farms
Located in the foothills above Kapa’a Town in East Kauai, Lydgate Farms is a family-run farm spread across 46 beautiful acres. Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate offers tours of their farm, which is a great way to learn about the cacao-growing process and the history of chocolate. During the tour, you will get to see the cacao trees up close and learn about the fermentation and drying process that turns the beans into chocolate. You will also get to sample some of the farm’s delicious chocolate products. Their 3-hour tours are a feast for the senses, with a beautiful backdrop, tantalizing tastes, and interesting knowledge shared.
Lydgate Farms is committed to using organic and sustainable farming practices, and they are certified by the USDA as an organic farm. They also use solar power to run their farm and work closely with local farmers and artisans to support the local economy. A visit to Lydgate Farms is an opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture and the importance of supporting local businesses.
Sample Kauai’s Best Chocolate
Lydgate Farms chocolate is made from locally grown cacao beans and has a unique flavor profile that is rich, deep, and satisfying. Whether you prefer dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate, Lydgate Farms has a variety of flavors to choose from. You can also try chocolate bars with added flavors like coconut, ginger, and chili pepper, as well as chocolate-covered macadamia nuts and coffee beans.
Planning Your Visit
Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate is located in the east coast town of Kapa’a at 5730 Olohena Rd. The gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am-2:30pm. Tours of the farm are available for booking Monday through Friday at 9am and 11am. Their tours are suitable for those ages 7 and older.
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