chocolate

Our Top 5: Chocolate desserts

I’ll never forget the first time I read about Bruce Bogtrotter and the ginormous chocolate cake he was forced to eat in Roald Dahl’s “Matilda.” To me that scene wasn’t memorable so much because of Bruce’s punishment, which was to…

Eat the Street: Chocolate

Dessert ruled at what was likely the biggest Eat the Street of the year thus far. Rain was predicted but the evening stayed clear and balmy, encouraging tasters to come out and try chocolate-themed offerings like Beyond Burgers’ chocolate-dipped bacon…

Who’s coming: Eat the Street Chocolate

Ba-te, ba-te cho-co-la-te! This Friday, you’ll find more than 40 of your favorite food trucks and street food vendors whipping up ooey-gooey chocolate-infused and -inspired noms at Makers & Tasters Kewalo. When: Friday, March. 25 from 5 to 10 p.m.Where:…

Chocolate truffles 101

My mom, a sweet and shy person in public, is actually a rabid foodie who follows my daily eating adventures on Instagram. So when I post a pic of something especially good — like MW Restaurant’s chocolate cake — she’s…

Tasting new desserts at MW Restaurant

It’s no secret that one of my favorite things to do is stalk Michelle Karr-Ueoka of MW Restaurant. I love her desserts so much, I once snuck under the ropes when I saw her serving pineapple shave ice in the…

Something new: Choco le’a

An artisan chocolatier quietly expanded their shop in late September taking over the former LMS Boutique in Manoa. The story begins with Erin Kanno Uehara and her chocolate obsession, which led her on a search for the most delectable truffles…

Preview: Madre Chocolate in Chinatown

We got to spend some time with the Madre Chocolate team for a special blessing and celebration at their new Chinatown space. Co-owners Dave Elliott and Nat Bletter opened their second location with a retail shop in front and a…

Cat Chat: Making truffles

What’s better than chocolate-covered macadamia nuts?To me, not much.Then I heard that Hawaiian Host was unveiling a new, limited edition confection starting today.The Macadamia Truffles is a labor of love — five years in the making — and truly a masterful…

Waialua Estate’s new chocolate vintage

On Saturday afternoon, Melissa Chang and I attended the Chocolate Festival at Dole Cannery. I have to admit that upon arrival, I was disappointed that the “festival” was more of a trade show, with vendors offering samples of various chocolate…

Hawaii Chocolate Festival

Photo by Ed MoritaFebruary is “Hawaii-grown cacao month,” which was capped off with Hawaii’s first chocolate festival at Dole Cannery Square in Iwilei on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. What could be better than sampling chocolate and chocolate products made…

Omiyage: Max Brenner

During my last visit to Las Vegas, I saw that Max Brenner would be opening in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops. When I started planning my trip, the first thing I told Melissa Chang was, “We gotta go to Max…