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Steelgrass Chocolate Farm Tour

5730 Olohena Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-8808
+1 808-821-1857
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Truly Wonderful!

So worth the money. Learned a lot about chocolate and ate so much fruit and chocolate that we had... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Heather S
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Lafayette, Indiana
More than chocolate!

Andrea was a wonderful guide and Will provided an excellent basis for understanding his vision. Do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jnbartunek
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Hugo, Minnesota
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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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Reviewed yesterday

So worth the money. Learned a lot about chocolate and ate so much fruit and chocolate that we had to eat a late lunch!

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Thank Heather S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Andrea was a wonderful guide and Will provided an excellent basis for understanding his vision. Do NOT....I repeat, do NOT pass this by. This built on the foundation we received at the Kilohana Plantation tour but added so much much more.

Thank Jnbartunek
Reviewed 6 days ago

The people Will and Andrea are true Americans making tourism fun and there chocolate farm a great place for adults and children to learn about the development of chocolate. We recommend this place on your trip.

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Thank HavingBlast
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting morning ... tasting local fruits and of course a dozen different chocolates. Andrea our guide is a super ball of energy and just made the whole experience fun ! Thanks so much.

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Thank pjcapes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each year (our 4th in 6 years) has been a wonderful opportunity to experience the plant growth and enjoy the staffs info and growth. Everyone visiting Kauai should experiece this tour - you will return again and again.

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Thank standerson2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour. Excellent value. Educational and lots of exotic fruit and chocolate tasting! Everybody on the tour participated. We would take the tour again.

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Thank jcoopersmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this tour. Learned a lot about chocolate, fruit and my favorite was their tasty honey from their own bees

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Thank cindy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Will brought us on a culinary tour of the finest Hawaiian fresh fruits and, of course, world class chocolate. If you are a foodie like my wife and I, you will adore this trip. The chocolate tasting was phenomenal and was one of the most...More

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Thank timtom2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a GREAT tour this is. The owner personally directed the tour, entertaining us with family history and interesting facts. The tour included a tropical/native fruit tasting (grown on property), and a sampling /tasting of 13 different varieties of chocolate! A very good value, fun...More

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Will L, Owner at Steelgrass Chocolate Farm Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much! I am glad that your enjoyed our tour. And yes, I do LOVE giving the tour, Andrea is fabulous as well but it's nice to step in every now and again and share with you guys. This reads like a five-star review,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour, hosted in part by the farm's owner/manager and led primarily by its enthusiastic, energetic guide, Andrea, more than lives up to expectations. Everything is easy to find, from the parking to the bug spray ( the rainy, hillside weather can bring out the...More

Thank lldill2017
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zogmeister
If I book thru your web page do I get a discount rate of $67.11 vs. paying $75 upon arrival?
12 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
The website for Steelgrass Chocolate Farm Tour says the rate per adult is $67.11, not $75.00. If I book thru the website do I get a discount?
12 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
What is the price for the tour?
4 December 2016|
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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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