Yeah, yeah, I keep saying I’m going to restart the #CatChat segments on my blog.
And hey, this might be my first one in 2014, but at least I did it!
I decided to save my first #CatChat of the year for the opening of Choco le‘a‘s first boutique in Mānoa Square (2909 Lowrey Avenue in Mānoa).
Outside the shop on Lowrey Avenue.
Owner Erin Kanno Uehara preparing a box of chocolate truffles.
The charming storefront opened in late September — the grand opening isn’t slated until November — for fans of the artisan chocolates made with premium chocolates and the freshest ingredients possible.
I visited Erin Kanno Uehara last year — last year! — and have been a huge fan ever since. (See my blog post on that visit here.) I appreciate the rich, bold flavors and unique ingredients — like Guinness beer, locally made cheesecakes, pink chichi dango mochi, lychee liqueur — that set these chocolates apart from others.
The shop features about 18 different truffle flavors that will rotate monthly; dark, milk and white chocolate macadamia nut clusters; almond cups; dipped pineapple and mango slices; chocolate-dipped strawberries; and prepackaged gift boxes and bags. Soon, she’ll be serving chocolate drinks. (Can’t wait!)
White chocolate-covered macadamia nuts
For the holidays, Choco le‘a will be selling special orange chocolate-covered Oreos, caramel apple Oreos and pumpkin spice Oreos. And yes, you can come here on Halloween to trick-or-treat. (Or treat-or-treat, as I like to do.)
Here’s what the Mānoa shop looks like — and why you should plan your next weekend around visiting it:
#CatChat with Erin Kanno Uehara
And here’s the outtake where I fired my mother. LOL.
Visit Choco le‘a at 2909 Lowrey Avenue in Mānoa on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @chocoleahawaii.
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Have to put this on my must visit list. Love the interaction with Mom.
OMG! Great job! I’m saving my calories for my visit! Thanks Cat. Great chat!
You and your mom are too funny! Are you like your mom or your mom is like you. hahaha
Plz don’t fire your Mom! Just sharing out takes is great fun! I was laughing and I don’t know why, but it made my day! Only thing better would be to turn camera on your mom! Love you and your Mom AND Congrats on getting another CatChat done – Woot!
That’s the best Cat Chat ever.