Chocolat Noir From My House - Trinidad and Tobago.

You can guess why I just had to buy these two bars of chocolate yesterday at the supermarket. I'd like to have them framed. The Tobago chocolate is made by the German company, Rausch Plantagen Schokolade.  It consists of 75% fine dark cocoa from their Tobago plantation on the island of Tobago. The Trinidad chocolate bar is made by the Swiss company, Chocolat Stella SA. It is made with 80% extra dark cocoa from Trinidad and Tobago.

Unfortunately I cannot tell you what they taste like since I have not tried them but if they have not yet come to Trinidad and Tobago, I am sure they will be there shortly to increase our import bill and fuel many pleasant discussions about secondary and primary industries, economic diversification and branding. 

As for birdbrained me, I am just thrilled to see our name emblazoned in shiny foil on chocolate wrappers displayed on supermarket shelves in a small town far away from my home.

Ey! "Come on-a my house! I'm gonna give you candy."

"Come on-A My House" Sung by Della Reese | Composed by Ross Bagdasarian, and William Saroyan.
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"Patria est communis omnium parens" - Our native land is the common parent of us all. Keep it beautiful, make it even more so. 

Blessed is all of creation
Blessed be my beautiful people
Blessed be the day of our awakening
Blessed is my country
Blessed are her patient hills.

Mweh ka allay!


Unknown said...

Just updating you that thre is lots of locally made, high quality chocolate now in TT. Check out Destination Chocolate in FB or IG.

Guanaguanare said...

The Goddards,
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. I was aware that chocolate was made in Trinidad and Tobago. Before I emigrated, there was a nascent cottage industry. What I was commenting on was that as far as I knew chocolatiers were not significantly impacting the food import bill. To what extent had local production diminished the import of chocolate [candy] made abroad? As for our primary product dependency, after all this time for instance, it was not until last year that local processing of the beans on a significant scale was begun by Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company. Where were most of the raw materials for the local industry coming from before this development? But better late than never. Apart from that I am certainly glad to hear that cocoa production and downstream industries are strengthening. In time local chocolatiers and chocolate makers may very well dominate the local market. Le cacao est roi!