This is Where Hawaiian Chocolate Comes From

From this wonderful, tropical and exotic plant:

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“Lower-quality cacao beans often get mixed in with premium varieties on their way to becoming chocolate bars, truffles, sauces and liqueurs.”

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Did you know that Hawaii is the only place in the United States with a commercial cacao production?

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“But the stakes for policing the chocolate industry are high. It’s a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, and in some places, it’s as much art as business. There’s also a conservation angle to knowing whether products are truly what confectioners claim them to be.”

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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

 

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Interesting – didn’t know about the high cacao production in Hawaii … hope all their cacao beans were not destroyed by the lava.