As if I needed another reason to love this place, Hawaii is the only state that grows cacao. Cacao makes what? Chocolate. What do I love more than anything (except Eve and a very few select other people on the planet)? Yep, chocolate.
Eve and I heard about the 1st annual Chocolate Festival earlier in the month at the Cacao Festival at our local farmer's market (see the post below). It was expensive by my standards for a festival admission, but she really wanted to go and well there was chocolate and the proceeds went to benefit a local hula halau...so we went.
My boss and friend, Ferna, who loves chocolate like I do had mentioned earlier this week that she wanted to go with her granddaughter and we ended up meeting up for lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory and heading over to the festival together. We LOVED it. Eve was in heaven. I pretty much let her eat all the chocolate she could ingest. We had lavender chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, spicy chocolate, fruity chocolate, hot chocolate...you get the picture. We'll definitely be going back next year. I'm 99% sure I gave myself Diabetes today, but it was totally worth it.