Some chocolatey finds here...
Fran's gray salt caramels from Foodland (R Fields section)...I picked up a box of three for US$2.99, these were on sale because the expiry date is coming up soon.
I loved these, gooey caramel covered in dark chocolate then topped with some gray salt. The salty-sweet combination is wonderful. (as you can see, these will not be making the trip back to Japan..ahem!)
Whole Foods opened in Kahala earlier this year, but my mom waited until I came home so that we could check it out together! We were excited to check out their chocolate section, because we'd heard so much from people who visited them on the mainland.
But upon going there, we were disappointed with the selection of chocolates. I did manage to find some ThinkProducts (non-chocolate). I think these are organic fruit bars/nut bars, which I saw in a health magazine. Before going, I had downloaded a coupon from their website. Hope these are good.
I also bought Vosges' Naga bar---curry, coconut flakes and deep milk chocolate. I've tried some of their other deep milk chocolate bars and loved them, so this is probably going to be just as good. (I was tempted to pick up another Mo's bar (the one with the salt and bacon), but resisted! I have a feeling that this Naga bar and the Thinkbars will be consumed in Hawaii!)
Whole Foods is a great place to buy "hard-to-find" ingredients for cooking, but my mom and I felt their chocolate selection was a bit weak.
Guess we'll have to keep hunting at our other stomping grounds for different chocolates.