At 344 square kilometres, with an estimated population of 110,000, Grenada is home to miles of unspoiled white sand beaches, verdant green rolling hills, mountainous peaks, winding rivers, and cascading waterfalls. But it is also the 'Island of Spice' ...a leading producer of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice, orange/citrus peels, wild coffee, nutmeg and delicious organic cacao. The perfect Caribbean destination for a chocolate festival!
The upcoming Grenada Chocolate Festival takes place from May 12th to May 20th 2017. Visitors to this 9-day chocolate-themed festival will have the opportunity to partake in a unique visitor experience based around Grenada’s pure, delicious, organic and sustainable cacao industry.
- Becoming a farmer for a day and experience the old fashion and ethical way to grow and pick organic cacao.
- Learning from Grenadian artisans how hand-made, small-batch, ethically-produced, tree to bar chocolate is crafted.
- Taking a journey through the history of chocolate, bartering with cocoa beans as the Mayas did, learning to grind cocoa the old fashioned way and taste a wide range of decadently delicious chocolate food and desserts.
- Kicking back and relaxing with friends while indulging with aromas of locally brewed chocolate cuisine, beer and rums and dancing to local drums by a bonfire at the beach, enjoying chocolate Pina Coladas and other exotic chocolate-inspired Caribbean cocktails.
And in between all that chocolate tasting, you'll be able to discover the beautiful island of Grenada, its friendly people and pristine natural environment, and luxuriate in cocoa-infused island life.