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River of Life job-training program an upscale chocolate success story

  • Photos by Jamm Aquino / jaquino@staradvertiser.com

    At River of Life Mission, a job training program has become an upscale chocolate success story.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Some of the product available inside the showroom at the Chocolates on a Mission workshop on Dec. 17 at River of Life Mission in Honolulu.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Head chocolatier Ana Sagadraca holds a gift basket at the Chocolates on a Mission workshop on Dec. 17 at River of Life Mission in Honolulu. Chocolates on a Mission is crafted by hand inside the River of Life Mission and has garnered awards and use by some of Hawaii’s top chefs including Russell Siu and Roy Yamaguchi.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Some of the product available inside the showroom at the Chocolates on a Mission on Dec. 17, 2018 at River of Life Mission in Honolulu.

Chocolate on a Mission started out seven years ago as a job-training program and fundraising effort. Today, it’s beginning to taste the sweetness of success as it churns out gourmet chocolates for an upscale clientele. Read more

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