As self-confessed chocoholics ourselves, when we learned of an event that combined the nutritional and emotional values of this luxury treat and one of the most beautiful locations in the Caribbean we were naturally VERY enthusiastic.
Grenada has long earned its title of the Spice Isle of the Caribbean because of the vast selection of spices grown on the island. This exotic spice array includes Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Pimento, Cloves, Bay Leaves, Turmeric, Ginger and Mace and all are grown at the famous Belmont Estate. Unfortunately since hurricane Ivan, the Nutmeg production which was the staple export, has decreased by about 75% and Cocoa has luckily overtaken as Grenada’s number one agricultural product. The well renowned Belmont Estate is now home to the Grenada Chocolate Company who’s sweet treats have won global awards and have repeatedly been recognised on an international scale.
For visitors planning to travel to Grenada this summer, we thoroughly recommend that your support local trade and head along to one of the many fascinating events taking place around the island for your taste of island life.
Grenada Chocolate Festival: 18th – 24th August 2014
Grenada’s Chocolate Festival in a Nut(meg) Shell