Ethics

Ethics

We are an ethically- and socially-conscious company holding the intention that our business benefit everyone in the chain of people and plants that make it possible. Starting with sourcing all our ingredients from organic, fair-trade sources. We minimize shipping and use recycled or recyclable packaging. Our workers are paid a cost-of-living-appropriate wage for Hawaii. Lastly, our products are satisfying and healthy.

Ingredients:  Organic, GMO-free and gluten-free. All imported ingredients are certified fair-trade. Local Hawaiian ingredients include: macadamia nuts, coconut, honey, vanilla, nioi chili peppers & sea salt.

Packaging:  We strive to minimize the impact our packaging has on the environment and waste disposal. We use reusable glass jars for our Mac Nut Butters, and recyclable foils and plant-based wrappers for our Chocolate Fudge and Truffles. Our dry tags are made from 100%  recycled paper, and are compostable and biodegradable.

Practices:  We are proud to make our treats in a solar-powered kitchen. We also implement a number of energy-saving and waste-reducing strategies, such as using recycled-paper invoice books, recycled and chlorine-free parchment paper, and phosphate-free soaps. We try to reuse even before recycling, for example the plastic agave nectar jugs (used for emergency drinking water storage) and cacao bags (used as sheet mulch in the garden). Packing materials are salvaged from boxes shipped to the island.

Community: In spite of our name, we know no man is an island! We wouldn’t be able to do what we love without the support from our Ohana, both near and far. We’re happy to give back with donations to non-profits (8 Billion Trees, for one) and whenever possible support local businesses with our business.