The year 2020 has sure carried a wallop. Hawaii tourism has suffered due to a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any person traveling to the islands.

However, lock downs are lifting and inter-island travel is allowed once again.

What better time for Hawaii residents to visit Kauai. While on Kauai, why not book a Build-a-Bar Class at Wild Kauai Chocolate?

Classes are slightly different during this season. Our chocolate makers will wear masks throughout the class. We offer private classes for you and your family (up to six people) during this time. Book a class at the affordable $60 per person rate $55 for children and Hawaii residents), instead of the normal $600 for private party rate. When booked, we close the class availability so you and your family enjoy exclusive access to our chocolate makers.

What is offered during the class? You will see how chocolate is made from bean-to-bar. You will learn how we source our beans and investigate them for the highest quality. You may even add cacao beans to one of our grinders. And, of course, you get to see our kitchen, including a hand-built winnowing machine.

The fun really begins when you make two of your own chocolate bars. You table-temper the chocolate (a real highlight for everyone), pour into molds and add your own special ingredients and flavors. Choose from peppermint, coconut, lavender, mango, or Hawaiian sea salt, among many others. If you would prefer, you may bring in your own ingredients to add to our chocolate bars. Nothing beats making your own special creation.

Finally, we have heard the request from Kauai residents asking for Saturday classes. We listened. We have added Saturday classes for those who cannot attend during the weekdays due to work schedules. Book a class for Saturday at 9:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. Want to schedule a class at a time more convenient for you? Send us an email at wildkauaichcolate@gmail.com and we will work with you to schedule a class.

Warning: Once you make your own chocolate bar, you’ll be hooked!