Chocolates To Dye For

Chocolate & Spice Makes Everything Nice!

I love the creative side of our business especially stumbling upon a particular food, condiment or spice that has you scratching your head, such as what occurred with our balsamic vinegar truffles.  Out of an olive oil store on Maui came one of our most popular items. The creative side of our craft can even eclipse the ability to taste chocolate every day, should we be so inclined. Of course we’re not talking everyday, supermarket chocolate!  Creating a confection with what might otherwise seem incompatible ingredients and your taste buds are...


The Roosevelt Connection

One of my favorite stories about my great-grandfather John Dye is when he became acquiatnted with President Franklin Roosevelt.   The President was aboard the U.S.S. Houston in 1934, conducting a world-wide tour of U.S. naval facilities and visited arguably the most strategic of naval bases at Pearl Harbor.  The President sent his assistant, Mr. Forester to Honolulu for some candy, which brought Mr. Forester to Ellen Dye Candies in downtown Honolulu.  When John found out who the candies were for, he loaded up Mr. Forester with not only a bountiful collection of sweets, but also a collection of poems...


The People Behind The Chocolate

The People Behind The Chocolate

This is the first blog post of our brand new website that has truly been a labor of love, as are our chocolates. And while a chocolate blog is supposed to be about chocolate, this first effort will be about the people behind the chocolate. A big part of the new website effort was managed by our friend Tim Greve, whose ideas and personality are as big as the Harley he rides. Our photography was produced by David Reamer who has this cool, edgy studio on SE Holgate and who likes great chocolate, great martinis and writes a pretty...