Erins' family's legacy is at the heart of Island Sharks Chocolate, perpetuated through one-of-a-kind, farm-to-bar chocolate methods passed down from father-to-son.
Ethan, disabled in 2016, is motivated to prove that his disability is not a barrier to achieving a meaningful contribution to the world, and brings his skills as a graphic designer and vegan chef to the business, creating beautiful and stunning branding and amazing, mind-blowing craft chocolate.
The team works hard to establish long-term relationships with neighborhood and Hawaii-wide farmers, partners, and colleagues by always staying true to their values of honor and respect for the 'aina (the land).
Island Sharks' chocolate is decadent, delicate and authentic, but it also represents a shining example of how even a rural small business can make their dream a reality. The company's dedication to preserving legacy methods and promoting sustainable success despite adversity, makes Island Sharks Chocolate a must-try for anyone looking for a taste of the true Hawaii.
Island Sharks Chocolate was founded by Erin Sharkey (below) and Ethan Swift (right). This company is dedicated to preserving the Sharkey family's legacy of farm-to-bar chocolate-making in Hawaii. By sourcing all ingredients from the Islands and expanding to grow their own cacao intercropped with endangered indigenous plants, Island Sharks is not only creating delicious craft chocolate, but also promoting regenerative agriculture and providing employment opportunities for BIPOC and disabled
The Island Sharks Team
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Bean to Bar Online Chocolate Shop
Our Hawaii Craft Chocolate Making Process
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