ANA SAGADRACA, Head Chocolatier
Meet Ana! She is the awesome lady that leads our production team. With over 25 years of experience, she works to ensure that only the finest products are manufactured with the utmost care, quality and excellence. She is amazing at what she does. She has a huge heart & we are so blessed to have her.
Chocolate On A Mission is part of the Reintegration & Job Training arm of the River of Life Mission, a faith-based, 501C(3) non-profit organization. They are audited annually by a local CPA firm. All donations are tax-deductible. Their mandate is to restore broken lives through Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reintegration.
Did you know that River of Life Mission serves about 15,000 meals each month?
While the mission is most known for its meal service, it also has a food-box program providing approximately 1,000 boxes of supplemental meals every month to low-income families and/or the elderly, 65% of the recipients are children.
Shower facilities are available at certain times and days for guests as well as a free store. The store is made possible thanks to donations received. Guests are able to select clothing, footwear and household items.
River of Life , serves as the lead agency for the Lighthouse Outreach Center, a temporary shelter in Waipahu which provides a safe place to sleep, evening meals, social services and case management.
The mission takes a holistic approach to assisting guests—mind, body & spirit. They do this through classes, service referrals & life skills training.
In October of 2011, our chocolate factory was opened on the Mission’s third floor. It was started to help men & women recovering from drug/alcohol addictions get a new start—job training & employment opportunities.
Did you know that a month after opening, we won a 1st place award at the Dessert Fantasy event for our chocolate covered mini-cookie with cream? Who knew that a Mission could make such delicious premium chocolate delights & that a love for chocolate could result in helping others?
If you would like to know more about the different treats the factory makes, we invite you to check out our online store. You can also stay up-to-date on new products, promotions, or events by liking us on Facebook or following us on Instagram.
Thank you for your support!
CRYSTAL RIETA, Creative Director
This is Crystal, the "jack of all trades" who helps to manage & oversee the daily operations of the company. We've been super blessed by the wide array of skills God's given her ranging from photography to excel. Did we mention she's a musician as well? In this new season, she is working with Paul on fresh ideas to introduce fun and flavorful products bound to delight.
PAUL ONISHI, Director
Let me introduce you to Paul who is the Social Enterprise Director for the River of Life Mission! He is a man of many talents & has brought to our team over 35 years of culinary experience! His vision, refined palate and extensive knowledge of flavors is bringing fresh and exciting combinations to our product offerings. We are very excited for this next season & even greater things to come!
Chocolate On A Mission is a great little chocolate shop located in Honolulu, Hawaii that is owned and operated by a Non-Profit Organization. We've been open since October 2011 & our awesome Head Chocolatier, Ana, has over 20 years of experience.
We offer a great variety of products from chocolate dipped pineapple rings to chocolate covered wafers. The majority of these yummy delights are made with a wonderful house blend of premium Dark & Milk Guittard Chocolate
Fan favorites include our chocolate covered fortune cookies & minty-white drizzled cookie w/ cream. You can visit our Online Store to check out these and other great chocolatey goodies...
With customization options, our products make for great favors or gifts! Hop over to our custom section for additional information & photos.
Our newest delights are six beautiful premium chocolate bars from the new Footprints in the Sand & Lauhala lines. The Hawaiian Inspired Lauhala Chocolate Bar was awarded the 2015 Dessert Fantasy Professional Judges' Award. It features savory bits of macadamia nut, coconut & flavorful pineapple.