Grenada Chocolate: The Revolutionary Sweet Treat worth Celebrating PART 2

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”
-Dave Barry

PART 1 

Day 5: Tuesday 17th May, 2016 “Cook it Up”

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In the morning, at True Blue Bay Resort’s Dodgy Dock, there will be another opportunity to sample chocolate, this time we include selections from around the globe to delight your, at this point, refined chocolate pallet.

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Stick around and roll up your sleeves because we have a fun hands on cooking class with the ever entertaining dynamic duo and Food Channel Stars: Esther and Omega, and guest food Blogger Heidi Roberts, teaching you how to make a chocolate inspired lunch and dessert using our local cocoa and chocolate.

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In the evening come out to the Art and Soul Gallery in Spiceland Mall for a Cocoa Chocolate Art Exhibition and taste local rum punch and chocolates. Cocoa and Chocolate are such staples in the Grenadian aesthetic that it has inspired many local and ex pat artist to create pieces around the themes of chocolate, cocoa and cocoa farming. Some of the art is even made using cocoa tea itself as media.

Day 6: Wednesday 18th May, 2016 “Design Your Own Chocolate Bar” 

Now that you have sampled your way through Grenadian and International Chocolate it is time to make your very own Grenadian Chocolate bar! Take the opportunity to have an exclusive tour of Diamond Estate Chocolate Factory in St. Mark, home to Jouvay Chocolate or Crayfish Bay Estate home to the cocoa beans used to make London’s Pump Street Bakery’s award winning chocolate,  and then get down to the business of making your very own bar.

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After all that hard work of making chocolate it is time to relax and unwind at Petite Anse, take a dip in the ocean or pool and enjoy a delicious Grenadian lunch.

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Join us at True Blue Bay Resort’s Dodgy Dock in the evening for Street Food Wednesday where we bring the flavours of the Grenadian and International Street Food favourites into one location. Look out for our one of a kind Cocoatails.

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Day 7: Thursday 19th May, 2016 “ Creating Generation Cocoa” 

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In the morning, mingle with the Grenadian youth, “Generation Cocoa”, at The Grenada National Museum and House of Chocolate and learn all about cocoa and chocolate and its History in Grenada and the wider Caribbean. Listen along as one of our local cocoa farmers talks to the children and shows them the many uses of cocoa.

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Zara Snell, the 20 year old winner of the Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge will talk to the children about the path to becoming a professional chocolatier and will demonstrate how she creates her delicious chocolate bon bons in the Choco Shack at House of Chocolate.

Pack for a purpose and bring books and school materials to donate to local schools!

Join Hazel Lee and Dom Ramsey, British chocolatiers, for an afternoon of a chocolate making “Bean to Bar” demonstration at the Conference Room at True Blue Bay Resort.

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Put on your swanky clothes and enjoy a Gala evening of tasting chocolates from around the globe, and chocolate talks with renowned chocolatiers at La Luna, a five star boutique resort and vacation home to the whose whose like Oprah Winfrey.This evening is, in part, dedicated to launching the colouring story book “The Grenada Chocolate Family” written by the children of the Grenada Community Library and illustrated by Sara Scodeller under consultation with local artist and illustrator Stacey Beyer. Proceeds from this event will go towards keeping the doors of the Grenada Community Library open. If you so desire stick around for dinner and cocktails.

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Day 8:  Friday 20th May, 2016 “Let’s Get to Work”

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Get your hands dirty and experience what it is like to be a Grenadian cocoa farmer for a day. These are the delicious and important roots of our fine chocolates. Learn how to pick cocoa pods, harvest beans and prepare them for the processing.

After a hard day in the garden treat yourself to an evening out, work hard and play hard right! Take in the tropical island vibes as you sway your hips to the sweet rhythm of the drums at on world famous Grand Anse beach at the Mount  Cinnamon Beach Cabana. As  the sun sets and the bon fire is lit sample luxurious Grenadian dark chocolates, aromatic local rums and exotic tropical cocktails.

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Day 9: Saturday 21st May “Chocolate Extravaganza” Last Day Party

In the morning align your energetic centres with a Chakra Yoga Meditation at True Blue Bay Resort’s Sankalpa Yoga Studio.

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The Grand Finale, the pierce de resistance, is a Chocolate arts and craft bazaar and party at True Blue Bay Resort’s Dodgy Dock. This is your last chance to get those souvenirs that will remind you in years to come about the amazing time you had at the 2016 Grenada Chocolate Fest. There will be a one of  a  kind chocolate Pop Up Restaurant where our Grenadian chefs will cook chocolate dishes both savoury and sweet. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness a unique Cocoa Chocolate  Fashion show featuring local designers. Make a bid on the tempting items up for silent auction. All auction proceeds will go towards keeping the Grenada Community Library Open. Listen to the closing remarks and the announcement of next year’s exciting Grenada Chocolate Fest theme and dance the night away.

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Day 10: Sunday 22nd May “Free Day to Visit Grenada Sites and Beaches”

After such an amazing whirlwind of activities it is time to rest your weary feet and let the gentle waters of the Caribbean Sea tickle your toes. Take a sea soak in the glistening undulating aquamarine waters and daydream of colourful dancing cocoa pods and organic Grenada chocolate as you plot your return next year.

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2 comments

  1. Doreen Pendgracs · May 11, 2016

    I can’t wait! Looks like so much fun!

    • admin · May 11, 2016

      It sure will be, we are looking forward to having you!