Tropical Gardening: Legal mood enhancing products like chocolate and tea nothing new in Hawaii

Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise The cacao fruit or pod is filled with bitter seeds that are processed to make what we know as chocolate. The tree may grow 12-15 feet high and can be an attractive addition to the home landscape.

We sometimes think of mood enhancing drugs with trepidation but they have been part of the human condition for thousands of years. For example, chocolate is associated with enhancing romance.