Kristine: LOCAL BUSINESS CELEBRATING ITS 80TH BIRTHDAY. LET’S CHECK BACK IN WITH DALLAS TO SEE WHAT KIND OF BIRTHDAY FESTIVITIES MENEHUNE MAC HAS PLANNED. LIVE FROM KALIHI. GOOD MORNING, DALLAS. Dallas: WE’RE HERE AT MENEHUNE MAC FACTORY. LAST HALF HOUR OF TAKE 2, WE WERE LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORY THAT MENEHUNE MAC FACTORY HOLDS. 80 YEARS OF SERVICE. THEY’RE CELEBRATING 80TH BRGT DAY BASH THIS WEEKEND. JOINING US ON TAKE 2, NEAL HANGING OUT WITH US. GOOD MORNING. TIME TO MAKE SOME CHOCOLATE. THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE IT HAPPENS. Dallas: I’M SO MESMERIZED BY THIS TUB OF CHOCOLATE. IT’S AMAZING! IT’S SOMETHING I SEE EVERY DAY. Dallas: YOU’RE SO USED TO IT. YOU DON’T SEE THIS EVERY DAY. I JUST WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU GUYS TO SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL. EACH CUSTOM CHOCOLATE. ALL STARTS HERE. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. Dallas: TELL ME HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PART OF THIS COMPANY FOR? ABOUT 33 YEARS. Dallas: 33 YEARS OF HARD WORK. SERVICE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. CONGRATULATIONS. NOW, YOU SAID 33 YEARS. THAT MEANS YOU MAY JUST THOUSANDS, MAYBE MILLIONS OF PERSONALIZED CHOCOLATES. DOES THAT ERR COME ACROSS YOUR MIND? YES. DISDallas: WHAT’S THE TRICK TO IT? I LIKE MY JOB. Dallas: THAT’S THE TRICK TO IT. YOU GOT TO LOVE YOUR JOB. LOVE IS RIGHT HERE. YOU’RE SPREADING ALOHA SPIRIT IN THESE LITTLE CHOCOLATES RIGHT HERE. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY TO TRY? WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO SOMEONE? EVERYTHING. Dallas: GOOD ANSWER. TRY A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. TELL US HOW IT ALL STARTS. SHE HAS HER TRAYS RIGHT HERE. JUST GRABS KIND OF A DIME SIZED IN A WAY? QUARTER SIZE CHOCOLATE? THE C CONTAINERS? DIAMETER ABOUT QUARTER SIZE. BASICALLY, THIS IS A HAND MADE CHOCOLATE PROCESS. WE ARE VERY, VERY, VERY ADAPT AT DOING HAND MADE CHOCOLATE. SMALL BACH HAND MADE CHOCOLATE IS PROBABLY THE BEST QUALITY CHOCOLATE CAN YOU MAKE. MUCH BETTER THAN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS. WHY WE STILL STICK TO IT. OUR LADIES ARE EXPERT. I WOULD PUT UP OUR CANDY MAKERS NEXT TO ANY CANDY MAKERS. Dallas: SHE’S GOT THE POWER. PUT THIS ON THE BELT. IT GOES DOWN IT THIS CORNER RIGHT HERE. JUST DRYING, HARDENING? WHAT’S HAPPENING TO THE CHOCOLATE? MOVING ALONG THE CONVEYER BELT TO LARGE COOLING TUNNEL. LARGE 40-FOOT GRADUATED COOLING TUNNEL. Dallas: IS THIS BIG BLOCK HERE, THAT’S THE COOLING TUNNEL? BIG WHITE BOX BACK HERE. Dallas: HOW COLD IS IT? 62 ON THE END. 40 DEGREES IN THE CENTER. 20 MINUTES TO RUN THROUGH. Dallas: A LOT OF BONGSS ARE GETTING DONE. THIS IS THE STATION. A LOT OF BOXES ARE GOING ON. CUPPING ALL THE TRADES THAT’S STATION. WHAT SIZES DO THE TRAYS COME IN. VARIOUS SIZES. 18-PIECE. 21-PIECE. 13-PIECE, 15-PIECE, 9-PIECE. AND CUSTOM ONE PIECE IT TRAYS. Dallas: IT CAN GO ANYWHERE FROM THE PERSON WHO WANT THE LITTLE BITE SIZE TO SOMEONE WHO JUST WANTS TO GO OWL OUT OF TOWN. HERE AT THE CORNER, END OF THE COOLING BLOC BLOCK RIGHT HERE. GOES THROUGH ANOTHER STATION. CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT’S GOING ON. ONCE THE CHOCOLATE COMES OUT OF THE COOLING TUNNEL, INSPECTED HERE AND BOXED AT PACKING TABLES. THE LADYS ARE ACTUALLY CHECKING FOR VARIOUS THINGS AS THEY PACK THERE. VERY FAST. LOOKING VERB W V VISUALLY TO MAKE SURE THE CHOCOLATES ARE IN GOOD SHAPE. SPOTTING CHECKS. SET IT UP IN THE WRAPPING MACHINES PUT THE PLASTIC OVER THE BOXES. Dallas: YOU’RE TELLING US IN THE LAST HALF HOUR OF TAKE 2, MACHINERY USED HAS JUST BEEN DECADES OLD. BUT STILL WORKS SO WELL. HAS CONTINUED THAT LONGLASTING TRADITION. WELL, ACTUALLY, MAINTAINING EQUIPMENT IN HAWAI’I IS A CHALLENGE. VERY LITTLE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OUT HERE. YOU GOT TO FLY T TECHS IN. AI TARO TO MAINTAIN EQUIPMENT TO — WE TRY TO MAINTAIN THE EQUIPMENT TO THE HOP CONDITION. TECHS COME FROM THE MAINLAND OR EUROPE TO CHECK THE MACHINES, AMAZED AT HOW CLEAN AND HOW WELL WE MAINTAIN OUR MACHINES. Dallas: FOR 80 YEARS OF SERVICE, GOOD MACHINERY HERE. JUST TO WRAP THIS UP. I’VE HAD SUCH A FUN TIME HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US HERE. TELL US ABOUT THE BIRTHDAY BASH. IT’S JUST A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS OVER THE YEARS. COME ON DOWN. COOKIE DUNKING. DOOR PRIZES. OTHER ACTIVITIES. FUN DAY. COME ON DOWN. WE HAVE TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING DOWN. Dallas: YOU’RE TAKING RESERVATIONS? WE HAVE. SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE CALLING IN. Dallas: 80TH BIRTHDAY. GOT TO GO BIG OR GO HOME. WANT TO GET A HEAD COUNT. PLEASE CALL US UP. Dallas: WHAT TIME DOES IT GO ON UNTIL. 10:00 THROUGH 12:00 OR SO. COUPLE OF HOURS. Dallas: 10:00 TO 12:00. RIGHT BEFORE LUNCHTIME OR IN CASE YOU MISS BREAKFAST, YOU GET SOME CHOCOLATES TO GET YOUR STOMACH FULL. THANK YOU SO MUCH HAVING US HERE. IF YOU GUYS WANT TO SEE HAD AGAIN, ON OUR WEBSITE AT KHON2.COM. FIND LATEST DETAILS ABOUT THE 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH. UNTIL THEN, SEND THINGS BACK OVER TO YOU LADIES IN THE STUDIO. Kristine: THANK YOU SO MUCH, DALLAS. STILL TO COME, ONE TEACHER NOW HAS NEW JOB AS AN INTERN. A BACON INTERN. Kelly: YUM AGAIN.