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#1 Oct 26, 2017 11:34 am

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Grenada Now "the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate"

"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/

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#2 Oct 26, 2017 11:39 am

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It's still going great guns, being run along cooperative lines, as initially set up my Mott Green.

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#3 Oct 26, 2017 11:54 am

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Correct! It is a good story with good prospects for home.

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#4 Oct 26, 2017 12:49 pm

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This is really ah sweet story.  Leh me see how ah remember what I read, I think the owner rides his bicycle from Belmont estate. to St George.  One of guys who are doing well, but looking at him, you will  not know.  I am going to try and find that article.

Ah seriously doh remember, it is either his bicycle or ah ole beat up car.

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#5 Oct 26, 2017 2:17 pm

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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

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#6 Oct 28, 2017 3:58 am

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Congratulations Grenada!

One of them is to be found here in Europe. I wish to get to know each of them. And hopefully find them over here, and at a competitive price with the better chocolates, but not as high as to buy it as an exception. The one I have been happily surprised to find selling in an organic store here was one to buy for exception, at least for my budget, and it seems for other people's budget too: the store sold too little of it and gave it up, for a price of an equivalent of around 8 US$ a 70 grs bar, and here, the chocolates of that sort are selling an average of half that price, so people resorted to those alternatives. And unless it is not enough to decently pay the Grenadians producing that chocolate - please let me know - at half the price = around 4 US$ a 70 grs bar, it would have been a definite competition to the other chocolates and surely would keep selling in that store.

And same as those who start to function with a coffee, I'm a chocolate person, and I'm starting my day with a little bit of dark chocolate, and then I'm functioning big_smile ... and keep enjoying moments of bliss with little bits of it over the day - you guessed it: I'm an unconditional chocolate lover smile

Really hoping to get to know all the Grenadian chocolates, and be able to get them here, and if I may help to spread them over here, I'll gladly do so: win-win situation, where we'd enjoy wonderful chocolate, and Grenadians could build up in the cacao-cocoa-chocolate industry.

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#7 Oct 28, 2017 5:29 am

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Re: Grenada Now "the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate"

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?

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#8 Oct 28, 2017 12:12 pm

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Woman did you not read, that one of PADNAHS, died.  NH said one.

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#9 Oct 28, 2017 12:18 pm

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It is a cooperative. Every year they send a big sailing vessel to England loaded with chocolates, and they get lots of press coverage for "zero-carbon chocolate"

https://www.grenadachocolate.com/its-on … transport/

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#10 Oct 28, 2017 12:19 pm

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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/

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