MADE IN HAWAII
Treat her to truffles
Didja forget it's Valentine's Day? Here's a last-minute option: a box of chocolate truffles. OK, that's not such a novel idea, but these are Champagne Passion-Fruit truffles made with fresh local lilikoi.
Sweet Aloha Chocolates, best known for custom party favors and chocolate license plates, is launching a foray into truffle-making. The chocolate is Swiss -- as is company owner Fred Peyer -- but the flavor focus is tropical.
Peyer says he's working on more flavors and "drink truffles," including a mai tai version and one called Sex on the Beach, because, he says, the name is a lot of fun.
The truffles sell for $8 for a box of four or $16 for nine, at the shop, 292C Mokauea St. in lower Kalihi. They'll also be available soon at Pat's Island Delights. Call 841-0991.