We are Proud to Celebrate 75 Years of Making Unique, Hand-Made, Island Inspired, Gourmet Chips Cookies & Candies in Hilo Hawai’i What Makes Hawai’i Island Gourmet Products Special? 1.) We Use the Finest Gourmet & Island Grown Ingredients 2.) Our Products are Hand Crafted and Hand Packaged with Great Care 3.) Gourmet Chips are Incorporated […]Buy Now
Hawaii Island Gourmet and Atebara Chips has been making chips locally here in Hawaii since 1936. We are Hawaii’s first chip company and are also responsible for producing the first Taro Chip (a smart business decision by the the company founder, Mr. Atebara, when all of the potatoes disappeared due to WWII). We began making sweet […]Buy Now
Chocolate. What used to be considered a “guilty pleasure” is now starting to be viewed and consumed for it’s health properties. Eating dark chocolate has been tied to reduced risk of cardio vascular disease, increased blood flow and better moods. While this may seem too good to be true, it turns out that dark chocolate can also help protect your skin from the sun.
According to the study, flavanols, a type of antioxidant found in the cocoa bean have the ability to make your skin healthier and help absorb some of the UV rays that hit the skin.
To get the highest dose of flavanols out of your chocolate, and therefore the health benefits, choose high grade chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa.
That doesn’t mean that the chocolate has to taste bad, however. We use gourmet chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa mixed with various tropical flavors like coconut, lilikoi (passion fruit) and coffee to create one of a kind, delicious chocolates. All handmade right here in Hawaii.
Visit our online store to see our full selection of tropical flavored chocolates.
You can find the full article in science news about the health effects of chocolate here: https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/food-thought/chocolate-sunscreen