In 2016, we built a small commercial kitchen on our farm in Wainiha. The kitchen is compact, but allows our chocolatier, Irmgard, all the space she needs to create magic. In here, she creates tropical ganaches, creamy caramels tangy with Lilikoʻi purée, and more - all waiting to be covered in rich, smooth Hawaiian chocolate.
The star of out kitchen, however, is the Wainiha Powerhouse Bar, a seed-to-bean-to-bar chocolate crafted from the over 400 trees that she planted by hand in 2015. Through countless trials, tweaks, and refinements, the Wainiha Powerhouse bars have taken on the flavors and essences of their surroundings: notes of fruit and toasted nuts mingle with the incredibly rich and mellow flavor that only Kauaʻi-grown chocolate can produce.