This Maiʻa x Banana Dark Milk Chocolate Bar from Manoa Chocolate is available at Pop-Up Mākeke and is dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free.
The Polynesian settlers brought with them maiʻa (banana) on their long voyage to Hawaii. It is known as a canoe plant - a crop essential for island living. Not only was maiʻa used as sustenance, but as an offering to aliʻi (ruling chief), a highly regarded gift, and as medicine for various ailments. The fruit was scarce in ancient Hawaii, and the banana was one of only a handful available.
This chocolate bar has 70% dark chocolate and is made from cacao, organic cane sugar, freeze-dried banana powder, and cocoa butter. The bar has a net weight of 2.1oz (60g) per bar, and for maximum flavor, you can store and eat the chocolate at 65-70° F.
This would be the perfect addition to any food or gift basket for a friend or family member. It would also be great for a chocolate lover because, thanks to the healthy aspect of the bar, you or someone you know can indulge in it without feeling guilty.
This delicious chocolate bar would pair well with Beaujolais Wine, Rye Whiskey Liquor, or Nitro Stouts Beer.