Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Guess who's a #WOW Winner?

Last week Vanessa Bolosier, founder of Carib Gourmet decided to give the "Jacqueline Gold Women On Wednesday Competition" a go. She pitched about Carib Gourmet and the soon to be released Coco Gourmand in less than 140 characters on Twitter and won!

#WOW is an initiative meant to boost the exposure of Female Entrepreneur and means that your business has impressed Jacqueline Gold who's the Chief Executive of Knickerbox and Ann Summers. It's a pretty big deal for us!

This is an big the accolade for Carib Gourmet, its sister companies and Vanessa who's put her heart and soul in making sure Carib Gourmet is a real success. Our first official award and we're very proud!! The first of many to come! Follow us on Twitter @carib_gourmet or on Facebook

Monday, 17 June 2013

What is Ginep?

Have you ever wondered what ginep is?

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Ginep


 Ginep is a tropical, rare and delicious fruits! To discover what is it and how you can use it, have a look at our presentation on ginep

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Monday, 10 June 2013

What is Yellow Mombin

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Yellow Mombin

Yellow Mombin is an exotic fruit native to Tropical America. Soft and juicy, Yellow Mombin is either eaten raw or used to prepare jam and jellies. Yellow Mombin is also used in medicine as it has lot of health benefits. Discover Yellow Mombin here.
To discover more exotic product, visit Carib Gourmet and like us on Facebook.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

What is Ambarella (Golden Apple)?

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Ambarella

Ambarella - also called Golden Apple - is an exotic fruit which can be found in all tropical countries but especially in the Caribbean. Ambarella is similar to the mango, it is sweet and can be either eaten raw or used to prepare juices and syrup. Check out our slide presentation of Ambarella.
To discover more flavourful and exotic product, visit Carib Gourmet and like us on Facebook

Friday, 24 May 2013

What is Rhum Agricole

You now know the difference between White and Dark rum but do you know what rhum agricole is? If not, this blog post is for you! 


Rhum Agricole is the French term for "cane juice rum", which is distilled in the French West Indies islands from freshly squeezed sugar cane juice rather than from molasses Cane juice rums are sometimes also found in Trinidad, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
As you know now, most rums are made from molasses, a byproduct of sugar refining

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In the sugar cane spirits industry, only rums from Martinique can carry the label "AOC Rhum Agricole". AOC literally means "Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée" (protected designation of origin).  It is a sign of recognition from French and European laws for rums produced on the island of Martinique that meet certain local standards. 




In addition to its different production process, Rhum Agricole has also a different taste. It  is often light-bodied and tends to have a beautiful scent, with fruity aromas such as bananas, passion fruit or similar fruits. Matured distillates of course absorb scents from the casks, sometimes creating lovely mixtures of vanilla, coffee and chocolate aromas.


Rhum blanc – is harmonised for 3 months in stainless steel barrels. It is said to reflect the typical taste of freshly cut sugar cane. It is brought to 50-59% alc./vol. using only water or sugar water.
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Rhum paille – is matured in oak casks for about 12 to 18 months. It has a light colour and is usually bottled at 50% alc./vol.
Rhum vieux – has to mature for at least 3 years in oak casks that may not hold more than 650 litres (172 gallons). Alcohol content is 45% alc./vol. in 3-year-old rums.

Rhum Hors d'age - Rhum vieux which has to mature for at least 6 years.

Spicy rum - Spiced rums contain flavors from spices and other exotic elements that give the rum a unique and interesting characte

To buy some of the best rums in the caribbean, visit our online rum cave now!
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Monday, 20 May 2013

What is Blimbing?

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Blimbing

Blimbing (also called Bilimbi) is a exotic fruit which can be found on all tropical continents. Due to its acidity, Blimbing is usually used for preparing vinegar or chutney. 
Click here to discover Blimbing.
To learn more about tropical fruit, follow us on Facebook and visit Carib Gourmet

Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Difference Betwen White and Dark Rum


Rum is a spirit made from both fermented sugar cane and by-products such as molasses by the processes of fermentation and distillation. The majority of the world's rum production occurs in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Rum is most commonly available as white rum, gold rum, and dark rum. As previously stated the amount of time the rum is aged and the type of cask it is aged in, determines the color of the rum. There are also some differences in the taste and uses of the different rums.


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White rum (also called silver or light) is more popular in Spanish speaking countries. It is fermented in steel and filtered and has a clear colour and a light, slightly sweet taste.  This milder flavour makes them popular to use in mixed drinks as opposed to be drunk straight as the dark rum.

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 Rich, caramel dark rum (also called red or black) more common in English speaking countries is made by aging clear rum in charred oak barrels, giving it a deep brown colour and a full flavour. It is usually drank straight and used for cooking. They come mostly from Martinique, Jamaica, and Haiti, as well as Nicaragua and Guatemala.

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Note that spiced rum, which is flavoured with spices and (often) caramel, is not qualify as dark rum. 
Gold or amber rums are aged in oak, which produces a more caramel colour and richer, more pronounced flavour.

To see our selection of rum visit Carib Gourmet
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