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#11 Oct 28, 2017 4:00 pm

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Re: Grenada Now "the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate"

Slice wrote:
Calypso wrote:
New Historian wrote:

Sadly in 2013 Mott Green was electrocuted working on the machinery at the factory.

His work and legacy lives on.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/busin … olate.html

Who now owns these companies? Native Grenadians? the Chinese?? who?


https://www.grenadachocolate.com/

I know who Mott Green was. He got electrocuted some time ago. Are the owners of the conglomerate Greez or foreigners. This is important. You don't want Greez to be another Jamaica -- sold off to rich foreigners.

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#12 Oct 29, 2017 12:01 am

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Re: Grenada Now "the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate"

Calypso wrote:
Slice wrote:
Calypso wrote:

Who now owns these companies? Native Grenadians? the Chinese?? who?


https://www.grenadachocolate.com/

I know who Mott Green was. He got electrocuted some time ago. Are the owners of the conglomerate Greez or foreigners. This is important. You don't want Greez to be another Jamaica -- sold off to rich foreigners.


Too late mate, No more Brydon and Minors and Hubbards, now it's all kind of incomers investing where locals fear to tread.

The latest is an American encouraging locals to plant 5 plus acres of sugar cane.... he provides the cane... So he can make local rum.

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#13 Oct 29, 2017 12:07 am

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Re: Grenada Now "the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate"

gripe wrote:

"What became the Grenada Chocolate Company put Grenadian chocolate on the map, and paved the way for what has become a serious industry on the island. (It should be noted that this fruit is normally called cacao. In Grenada, though, they call it cocoa. But when you make stuff that tastes this good, you can call it whatever you want.)"

Get more at this link: https://www.caribjournal.com/2017/10/25 … olate/amp/

I guess the writer is right, as it only really becomes cocoa when it is roasted.

Having said that I remember seeing a Black and White photo of a West African Cocoa plantation during my Junior school days in a Geography book. Oh those good old colonial days.... smile

Little did I know I would be chopping them down myself in years to come.

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#14 Oct 29, 2017 6:52 am

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Re: Grenada Now "the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate"

Expat wrote:
gripe wrote:

"What became the Grenada Chocolate Company put Grenadian chocolate on the map, and paved the way for what has become a serious industry on the island. (It should be noted that this fruit is normally called cacao. In Grenada, though, they call it cocoa. But when you make stuff that tastes this good, you can call it whatever you want.)"

Get more at this link: https://www.caribjournal.com/2017/10/25 … olate/amp/

I guess the writer is right, as it only really becomes cocoa when it is roasted.

Having said that I remember seeing a Black and White photo of a West African Cocoa plantation during my Junior school days in a Geography book. Oh those good old colonial days.... smile

Little did I know I would be chopping them down myself in years to come.

Were you aware that it Is Europeans who own that company and exploit the Africans, even children?

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