Magnificent Business: Diamond Head Chocolate Company: Michael Cummins, Owner
Diamond Head Chocolate Company specializes in in high-end confectionaries. With over 30 years of experience, local Hawaiian Chocolatier, Michael Cummins opened his first solo store in 2018 – and it’s only a couple blocks away from Still & Moving in Ward Center!
“Indulging in a quality chocolate is one of life’s simple pleasures, and one we hope to share with you,” says Michael. Regarding the new name. “I have a view of Diamond Head that I look at every day and that just makes it more personal to me.”
His premium chocolates are hand-dipped daily at Ward Center facility, using some of the finest ingredients available. No surprise – what you get there is freshness and aloha in every bite.
Michael Cummins takes pride in his loyal following of customers – some of them have been enjoying his creations for many years through the former Honolulu Chocolate Company:
“I’ve had a lot of people come in and say that they used to come in with their mom and get a piece of chocolate and now they come in with their own kids. It’s three generations now.”
Malia Helela, our kumu hula, feels blessed to be a part of the community Michael says has grown around these chocolates. “My personal favorite is the dark chocolate dipped orange slices because they are rich, hearty and the perfect balance of sweet and tart without any trace of bitterness.”
This cute little boutique chocolate store sports a lineup of ornaments and gifts from around the world from countries such as Germany, France, Belgium and Italy. Diamond Head Chocolates can also be found at the Sheraton, Waikiki.
Renee Tillotson raves, “My christmas tree is a living example of the beautiful ornaments they sell, and I LOVE their dark chocolate dipped ginger slices.”
What others say:
Formerly the Honolulu Chocolate Company, this has always been my favorite chocolate shop in Hawaii. Their chocolate turtles are the best ever, and the chocolate covered fortune cookies and s’mores are delicious too.
This is the BEST chocolate store on the island!! I appreciate good quality chocolate and this place has it. Every time I’m back, this is a store where I must stop at to stock up on my chocolates. The dark chocolate macadamia nut turtles are my absolute favorite and they are handmade locally right there. Do yourself a favor and try their yummy chocolates!
They’re back and I’m so happy! The Honolulu Chocolate Co. is back at Ward Center and renamed Diamond Head Chocolate Co.! They brought back all my favorite chocolate covered everything…Oreos, fortune cookies, ginger, graham crackers…Omg. Love love love. The displays are beautiful, store looks brand new and employees are really nice.