Delight your sweetheart with these delectable morselsOff the Menu
February 2, 2020
Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
As Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 14 rapidly approaches, the sweet treats from Menehune Mac make the perfect gift for your beloved signiﬁcant other.
“We’ve been hand-making chocolates for over 80 years!” shares Susan Morita, who holds the enviable title of executive chocolate taster for Menehune Mac Candies. Founded in 1939, the Menehune Mac Chocolate Factory and Gift Boutique on Waiakamilo Road produces the highest quality, hand-dipped sweets to always put a smile on the faces of its customers.
Some of the best sellers are Dark Chocolate Arare, Dark Chocolate Cacao Nib Crunch, and Menehune Munch — a furikake snack mix.
Workers create the confections individually by hand, which provides a rich, thick texture and Menehune Mac utilizes 100 percent Hawaiian grown macadamia nuts in its products.
Among the delicious offerings that Menehune Mac has available to delight your Valentine this year are Sweet Hearts ($11.99). They are adorable plush hearts paired with two of the company’s Lilikoi Sandbars and three assorted handmade chocolates.
Another creative idea for a thoughtful gift to that special someone is the Love Letter — Keepsake Tin Mailbox ($14.99). This inventive box is ﬁlled with sweets like three Lilikoi Sandbars and three assorted handmade chocolates, and a blank card for a romantic love note and whatever else you want to add for a personal touch.
“There’s room to ﬁt bling!,” Morita adds.
For those who are totally passionate about their passion fruit, you can let your partner know how much you care by gifting Lilikoi Sandbars ($23.99). Your Valentine will fall head over heels for these 24 individually wrapped hand-rolled butter shortbread cookies with a splash of fresh lilikoi.
They say that eating chocolate can enhance feelings of love and there’s a great way to indulge that emotion with Menehune Mac’s Chocolate Cube ($14.99). The symmetrically-shaped cube is ﬁlled with 15 individually wrapped assorted chocolates.
In addition to these goodies, Menehune Mac has a fun upcoming event in the near future.
“Join our Chocolate Making Experience on Saturday, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. for a factory tour, hand-make and take your own box of chocolates, and cookie dunking and munching!” Morita announces.
Reservations are required. Call for age requirements and food allergy restrictions. The cost for this one-hour event is $15. For information, call Susan Morita at 841-3344 or email susan@menehune mac.com.