Best Gifts for Hawaiian Chocolate Lovers
You can never go wrong giving a gift that sweetens every occasion! Hawaiian chocolate, honey, and vanilla from Lydgate Farms make unique, delicious, and sustainable gifts that will please everyone on your list.
We’re on a mission to change the way the world thinks about chocolate. From single-estate, bean to bar chocolate to Hawaiian Palm Blossom Honey and DIY Hawaiian Vanilla Extract Kits, every product from Lydgate Farms is sustainably grown and lovingly crafted on our 46-acre farm in upcountry Kauai.
Taste chocolate as nature intended and reap the health benefits of single-origin, antioxidant-rich, bean to bar chocolate today. Browse our gift guide to find the best gifts for chocolate lovers, stocking stuffers, friends, family, and everyone on your list.
Simplify your shopping and make gift-giving easy with artfully crafted holiday packages from Lydgate Chocolate. These curated creations include a sampling of our finest, farm grown products and are designed with a theme in mind. Surprise your family foodie with a box of cacao, spices, artisan chocolate chips and vanilla sure to inspire their creativity in the kitchen. Have a farm fan in the family? The Farm sampler will give them a taste of our tropical honey, chocolate, vanilla and more. Pre order today for shipment in early December.
Lydgate Farms 70% Dark Chocolate is deeply fudgey with a velvety mouthfeel. This chocolate is rich with a depth of flavor that will reveal hazelnut praline, chocolate covered cherry, berry, fruit and tobacco flower notes. Want even more flavor? Try 70% Dark Chocolate with Hawaiian Sea Salt. This decadent dark chocolate bar is topped with sea salt harvested from the Hawaiian Island of Molokai which brings out the bright and fruity qualities in the chocolate. 70% Dark chocolate is also available in our dark chocolate tasting pack, which includes two bars of 70% Dark Chocolate with Palm Blossom Honey and two bars of 70% Dark Chocolate with Hawaiian Sea Salt.
Cacao has the highest concentration of antioxidants in any familiar food. This means that dark chocolate isn’t just delicious; it’s one of the most potent superfoods on the planet! With minerals that support metabolism, healthy fats that may reduce cholesterol and organic compounds that can boost serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, when you give chocolate as a holiday gift, you’ll share good cheer and good health with the ones you love.
Koloa Rum Bar
Lydgate Farms has partnered with Kauai’s own Koloa Rum to create a chocolate bar with a symphony of Kauai flavor and depth. Our single-origin cacao nibs are steeped in Koloa Rum for up to 18 days to create Koloa Rum’s signature Kauai Cacao Rum. Once the Cacao Rum has steeped, the rum-infused beans are returned to Lydgate Farm and refined with organic cane sugar to produce this 75% Dark Chocolate with Koloa Hawaiian Rum Bar*.
This completely Kauai-made chocolate bar is a must-try. The characteristic, warm, nutty, and caramel notes of gold rum are absorbed by Lydgate cacao in the rum-making process and make an exquisite pair with the bright, florals notes in our extra smooth dark chocolate. This chocolate is like none you have tasted before. Unmistakably fudgy with warm molasses, golden rum flavor. It is a triumph of Kauai-grown ingredients and chocolate as nature intended it.
*Contains no alcohol
Dark Milk Chocolate
If you’re new to the world of bean to bar chocolate, Lydgate Farms Dark Milk Chocolate is unlike any milk chocolate you’ve tasted. With a rich, silken texture and flavor notes of sweetened condensed milk, browned butter and toasted cashew, Lydgate Farms 50% Milk Chocolate is everything chocolate lovers crave without any unwanted additives.
Made from 50% Lydgate Farms Kauai-grown cacao and 20% organic milk powder, this luscious bar has more chocolate in it than most commercially available dark chocolate and just 30% organic cane sugar, the same as Lydgate Farms Dark Chocolate. You won’t find anything artificial here – just Hawaiian-grown chocolate, organic milk powder from Humboldt Creamery and pure organic cane sugar. With intense creaminess and a heavy mouthfeel this chocolate pairs perfectly with a light and crisp champagne or prosecco. Lydgate Farms 50% Milk Chocolate is also available in tasting packs and subscriptions.
Kauai Palm Blossom Honey
Kauai is home to a bounty of rare and medicinal tropical fruit and flowers that feed our bees with nutrient-rich nectar. Lydgate Farms Kauai Palm Blossom Honey is 100% raw and unfiltered honey sourced from hives located on our 46-acre Hawaiian Chocolate Farm.
Raw Hawaiian honey is an excellent source of antioxidants and has antibacterial and antifungal properties to soothe sore throats and aid digestion. Enjoy Kauai Palm Blossom straight off the spoon or in a cup of Lydgate Farms Cacao Shell tea.
Kauai Palm Blossom Honey makes a great stocking stuffer or thank you gift for the teachers and essential workers on your gift-giving list. Buy it separately, try it in our 70% Dark Chocolate with Palm Blossom Honey, or as part of our Cacao Shell Tea and Honey pack.
Hawaiian Vanilla Beans
Exotic, rare, and exceedingly fragrant, Lydgate Farms vanilla beans are hand-pollinated and harvested from our 46-acre farm nestled between the Nounou Mountain range and Mt. Waialeale on Kauai’s east side. Our Grade-A, single-estate vanilla beans are sought-after for their exceptional size, flavor, and quality.
Once cured, this heirloom vanilla has a soft and pleasant aroma and a sweet, floral flavor. Vanilla beans are available in packs of 1, 3, or in our DIY Vanilla Extract kit, which comes with a recipe book and everything you need to make Hawaiian Vanilla extract at home. Lydgate Farms Hawaiian Vanilla Beans are the perfect gift for the home bakers and cocktail shakers on your list!
Candy and Cacao
It’s just not the holiday season without a little candy here and there. Lydgate Farms chocolate and cacao nib candies are addicting tropical treats the whole family will enjoy. You’ve never had candy this delicious (or healthy!) before! Get these new holiday favorites before they’re gone!
Coconut and Cacao Nib Candy
You have never had candy like this! Chewy dried Kauai coconut from the tropical fruit masters at Uncle Mikey’s Gourmet Hawaiian Dried Fruit and crunchy Lydgate Farms cacao nibs covered in brown sugar and chocolate. Our staff can’t get enough of this addicting treat, and once the warm coconut oil and silky chocolate melt into your taste buds, you won’t either! Coconut and Cacao Nib Candy is available on 2oz. and 4oz. bags. Stock up before it’s gone!
This is the white chocolate you have been waiting for! Dulcey Coins are part of our educational chocolate tour tasting and quickly became a favorite among visitors so we’ve made them available for purchase. Dulcey coins are 32% sustainably sourced white chocolate. These snackable coins have a sweet, salted caramel flavor with a luscious and silky mouthfeel of pure cocoa butter. No artificial fillers or colors here – just white chocolate as it is meant to be.
Caramélia Pearls are a Lydgate Farms Tour Favorite. Our visitors kept asking for these little crunchy, chocolate pearls from our comparative tasting on tour to be made available for purchase. We love our visitors and these crispy chocolate treats, so here they are! Made with crispy wheat cereal and 36% milk chocolate from ethically sourced cacao by Valrhona caramélia pearls are a great addition to any chocolate lovers gift!
What is better than giving the gift of Hawaiian Chocolate? Giving a gift that gives all year with a Lydgate Farms Subscription! Our Hawaiian Chocolate Subscription boxes include Lydgate Farms Chocolate, products, samples, and surprises, as well as featured products from other Hawaii-based makers or Kauai creators we love and know you will too. Chocolate subscription boxes are a monthly dose of aloha delivered right to your door.
While cacao is our primary crop at Lydgate Farms, we grow a wide variety of tropical fruit, flowers, and spices. We partner with several small businesses and entrepreneurs on Kauai to create lots of other decadent and delicious treats you can use as stocking stuffers and thank you gifts year-round. Check out these unique fruit and cacao offerings sure to please any palate!
- Uncle Mikey’s Gourmet Hawaiian Dried Fruit and Cacao Nibs: Seasonal selection of premium dried Hawaiian fruit. Mixes often include coconut, banana, pineapple, papaya, and more.
- Aloha Spice Company Sweet and Spicy Seasoning Grinders: These sweet and savory seasoning blends are made with Lydgate Farms’ cacao nibs in partnership with our friends at Kauai’s Aloha Spice Company. Enjoy them as a topping for salads and veggies or as a rub on meat or fish.
- Cacao Nectar Jelly: You won’t find this anywhere else on the internet! Our Cacao Nectar Jelly is made from the rare Miel de Cacao, the juice drippings from the white fruit from around the cacao bean. Called “Miel” because this fruit has a sweet flavor that is often compared to lychee, passion fruit, and white grapes. We partnered with local jam experts, Monkeypod Jam, to make our special Cacao Nectar Jelly for the holiday season. Get your jar now; this limited edition product won’t last long in our shop!
Aloha is care, kindness, and love, which happen to be the same ingredients we pour into every bar of Lydgate Chocolate. We look forward to sharing good cheer, good health, and great chocolate with you and your loved ones this holiday season!