Mauna Kea Cacao beans drying in the sun.


Mauna Kea Cacao can help you achieve accolades, whether you sell bean-to-bar chocolate or make chocolate for yourself, friends, and family.

2018 Good Food Award Winner

Maverick Chocolate's Good Food Awards Winning Bar with Mauna Kea Cacao

Maverick Chocolate's ( “Big Island” 70% cacao bar won a 2018 Good Food Award for chocolate ( Maverick Chocolate has won Good Food Awards in previous years, but this is the first time that it won a Good Food Award for a single-estate bar.

C-Spot Review (December 29, 2017)

A chocolate review on the C-Spot website gave 4-1/2 stars (out of 5 possible) to five Hawaiian chocolate bars crafted by Puna Chocolate ( The “Mauna Kea” bar, a 70% cacao bar made from our cacao, was described in the review as having “impressive reach and stamina” ( Additional descriptions of aroma, flavor, and quality are also provided.

2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival

Mauna Kea Cacao’s raw beans took second place in the “mix” (non-Criollo) category at the 2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival.