Newbie from the Caribbean

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tri_island
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Newbie from the Caribbean

Post by tri_island » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:34 am

Hello, I'm originally a chocolate maker from the UK/Caribbean now living in the Caribbean (Grenada) since 2016 to launch my own chocolate company.

I've collaborated (provided the raw material) with a local brewer and starting selling small scale a chocolate porter.

The island has a number of rum companies, x1 gin/vodka and x1 artisan brewery.

Due to Covid my business (like many) has completely fallen off a cliff, on my roadmap the plan was always to diversify and make a cocoa gin (like Hotel Chocolat/Locksey Distillery) or Chocolate Liqueur like Govida in collaboration with one of the distilleries on the island.

As they are all busy making their product or hand sanitiser, I come back to them with a recipe before they will free up time to help me produce my product hence why I've join this community in the hope I can test some tried and tested recipes or basic advice.

I'm yet to properly delve into the forum, as I only just stumbled across you. :D
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Re: Newbie from the Caribbean

Post by Bushman » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:50 am

Welcome, I always liked eating chocolate balls with alcohol in the center.

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Demy
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Re: Newbie from the Caribbean

Post by Demy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:57 am

Chocolate and alcohol go hand in hand .. they are a good match. I occasionally make a delicious chocolate liqueur. Welcome!

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Re: Newbie from the Caribbean

Post by WithOrWithoutU2 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:30 am

Welcome.

I look forward to reading about your recipe development.

What type of chocolate products do you specialize in currently?

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Re: Newbie from the Caribbean

Post by Xander » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:56 am

Hi, Tri_Island. I got a notification of your message here but nothing in my Inbox itself.

I did make it over to Grenada and had a great time. Was there for the Independence Day as well. Toured Rivers Antoine Distillery, Westerhall Estate Distillery and Belmont Estate chocolate company, as well as just "getting around".

The fellow that does distilling there is Canadian and only there part time. When I was last talking to him, he seemed more interested in working with chocolate up in Grenville than making rum in Woburn.

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