Thursday, August 4, 2011

Malie Kai: Milk Chocolate

When I briefly met with Miki and Nathan at the 220 Farmers Market, I was kindly provided with a slew of samples, which prompted me to purchase over a dozen of their Malie Kai bars for my trip home. That haul included a couple Milk Chocolate bars, which were made with North Shore Oahu cocoa, grown alongside a stream that flows through Waialua.

The bar features caramel and nutty aromas characteristic of many milk chocolates, as well as a slow, creamy melt.

A strong creamy flavor emerges immediately, along with a more subtle caramel flavor and notes of banana. The bar is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so, which allows the flavors to shine through. It’s a nice, sweet treat, fairly complexly but mildly flavored, that I could snack on endlessly.

Perhaps I’m fortunate that it’s difficult to find this bar outside Hawaii. I might give myself a stomachache enjoying far too much of it.

Is there a milk chocolate you really like but can’t easily get?


  1. Ooh this looks good!
    Yeh theres so many chocolates that I love but find it really difficult to get my hands on :( I wish i lived in london, have so much more stuff there!

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  3. I suppose the milk chocolate Vosges bars are not too financially accessible to me, at least on a repeat basis. And while not strictly milk chocolate, the BT McElrath blended bars may be my favorites with a milk chocolate component.

    But I've whined enough about how difficult it is for me to get anything tasty out here:P

  4. Um... almost every single good milk chocolate?! I really miss Askinosie's dark milk chocolates!

  5. Sounds fantastic. I am jealous.