This simple statement which means “life is delicious when you live right” captures our philosophy at Pono Chocolate. Our delicious recipes make life a little sweeter with ingredients reminiscent of the Hawaiian paradise, our island-inspired wrappers, and the 'ōlelo (proverbs of wisdom) in each chocolate bar.
In the Pearl Harbor of Oahu, the Pacific National Monument commemorates the events of December 7, 1941. At Pono Chocolate we remember this world-changing event and understand the diverse and complex impacts of World War II on the people of The Pacific. The memorials in Pearl Harbor today constitute places of remembrance and contemplation of the nature of war and the sacrifices of those who lost their lives. In Pono Chocolate’s bar, The Pearl, white chocolate is infused with bright. hibiscus and lemon, full of healing antioxidants, representing healing both global and personal relationships.
Blessings are a sacred tradition in Hawaiian culture.
A Hawaiian minister (Kahuna) invites goodness, harmony, love, peace and aloha into all things that are blessed. The Kahuna Alalani Astara Hill performs her traditional blessing on the ingredients before adding to every bar and so each chocolate carries a Hawaiian blessing to you.