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Steelgrass Chocolate Farm Tour

5730 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-8808
+1 808-821-1857
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Steelgrass farm tour was one of the best places we have visited during our trip to Kauai Will and... read more

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More fun than you think!

So much knowledge and Beaty packed into this tour! I had no idea how chocolate was grown or made... 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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5730 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-8808
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+1 808-821-1857

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Reviewed yesterday

Steelgrass farm tour was one of the best places we have visited during our trip to Kauai Will and Andrea are awesome, funny and informative the farm is beautiful .. and the tour was fun and delicious! (skip breakfast... ) we were so happy to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

So much knowledge and Beaty packed into this tour! I had no idea how chocolate was grown or made. Wonderful seeing other fruits growing and getting to taste all of it too! A great tour!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour far exceeded my expectations even after reading all of the other positive reviews. Andrea was super enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, and the three hours absolutely flew by. Would highly recommend it to everyone, it's more than just a chocolate tour with all of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband thought I was nuts when I booked this and complained about the cost. I reminded him of that after the tour when he was telling me it was his favorite part of the vacation to Kauai!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating, tasty and entertaining tour of Steelgrass Farms. I'd always wanted to know how cocoa was grown and processed into chocolate, and this tour exceeded my expectations. Not only learned about cocoa but many tropical fruits and spices that are grown on the farm and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you think you will be eating chocolate the whole time, you are kinda right...at least in between the fabulous lesson in different unique island fruits and a pleasant walk around the plantation to see the wonderful vanilla plants amidst the cocao trees. Tour guide...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great morning walking around the farm, trying not just chocolate, but several locally grown fruits as well. Our guide was awesome and kept things very upbeat and interactive. And of course, the chocolate tasting alone was well worth it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide Andrea was excellent. She was funny, engaging and kept the group very interested. A great tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic, fun and yummy tour of the farm. Our guide was the greatest, knowledgeable, energetic, witty and managed to remember all our names (20). The chocolate tasting was especially fun, especially since I somehow managed to guess all of them correctly. ( I am not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chocolate - a delight on the palate and a boon to your health - what is not to like? The tour is more than chocolate: It is also an introduction to many tropical fruits that I was never brave enough to try - now I...More

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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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