Manoa Chocolate - Mai'a Banana

The Polynesian settlers brought with them mai'a (banana) on their long voyage to Hawaii. It is known as a canoe plant - a crop essential for island living. Not only was mai'a used as sustenance, but as an offering to ali'i (ruling chief), a highly regarded gift, and as medicine for various ailments. Fruit was scarce in ancient Hawaii and banana was one of only a handful available.

Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha Studio is the talented local artist behind the cover illustration.


Wine: Beaujolais.     Beer: Nitro Stouts.      Liquor: Rye Whiskey

Details: 70% dark chocolate. Ingredients: cacao, organic cane sugar, freeze dried banana powder, cocoa butter. 2.1oz (60g) bar. Dairy free. For maximum flavor, store and eat chocolate at 65-70° F.