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Chocolate Factory Earns TripAdvisor Award

May 31, 2016, 11:15 AM HST
* Updated May 31, 11:35 AM
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Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory tour photo.

The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory recently received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

“We are honored to receive this accolade as we strive to provide a fun and leisurely educational experience during our Wednesday and Friday plantation tours and at our Chocolate Shoppe,” said Co-owner Pam Cooper.

OHCF is the nation’s first company to grow, hand-pick, sun-dry and process only Hawai‘i-grown cacao into chocolate. The factory produces three types of chocolate: milk, dark and rare criollo.

A recipient of the prestigious Hawai‘i Seal of Quality, OHCF also offers roasted cacao nibs, the true essence of chocolate.

Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that earned great reviews by travelers on TripAdvisor over the past year.

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Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

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The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period.

To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, TripAdvisor vice president of industry marketing. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

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Find Original Hawaiian Chocolate at statewide retailers, at the plantation’s Chocolate Shoppe between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and online.

OHCF is located at 78-6772 Makenawai St. in Kailua-Kona. Call (808) 322-2626 or (888) 447-2626 or email [email protected].

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