Which chocolate did Bill Gates,
the man who can have it all, insist upon
serving at his wedding? Which brand did the Dalai Lama choose
very first taste of chocolate? And which chocolate does Emeril
feature on his series "Emeril Live"? The answer is what
the New York
Times calls "...the best in the world...." HAWAIIAN
HVC's founder talk about chocolate:
AIFF clip (537k) - WAV
Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate
1986, Jim Walsh, founder and CEO of Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate,
set out to create the world's first variety/Vintage chocolate.
Following the model of the California wine industry, Walsh matched
the selected genetics he had collected to the environment of Hawaii.
Various types of trees were tested for compatibility with Hawaii's
environment, of which only a few were chosen. These were bred to
the ancient ancestors of cacao to create the fourth distinct variety
of cocoa - Hawaiian - the first new variety in 80 years.
Today, Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate is a public
development company (OTC:HWVI) creating products, brands, and
marketing opportunities, utilizing its unique assets. The company
is a leading developer and innovator of gourmet varietal and functional
news on Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate has educated an enthusiastic
audience that, like wine, chocolate's flavors are a result of
its genetics, environment and post-harvest handling. The news
has also reveled the exceptional "functional" qualities
of Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate.