Manoa Mai'a Banana 70% Dark
Handcrafted in Hawaii by Manoa Chocolate.
The Polynesian settlers brought with them mai'a (banana) on their long voyage to Hawaii. It is known as a canoe plant - a crop essential for island living. Not only was mai'a used as sustenance, but as an offering to ali'i (ruling chief), a highly regarded gift, and as medicine for various ailments. Fruit was scarce in ancient Hawaii and banana was one of only a handful available.Shar Tuiasoa of Punky Aloha Studio is the talented local artist behind the cover illustration. Also part of Flavors of Hawaii are the Coconut (Haupia) & Passion Fruit (Liliko'i) bars.