Grenada Chocolate Factory
20 September 2015 | Grenada Chocolate Factory
Grenada has a 100 hectare chocolate farm and factory so we went for a visit. We attended a brief tour and short presentation of How chocolate is made. The first photo in the gallery is a coca pod that has been broken open and contains 50 to 60 Cocoa beans encased in a sweet white paste. Interesting that the first processing stage is to ferment the beans for 5 to 7 days to remove the paste.
The beans are then dried in a dying shed where they are spread and turned manually. The dried beans are the used in their own chocolate factory or sold as cocoa beans. In their factory, they still fold the chocolate wrapper by hand.
The farm also grows nutmeg and the photo in the gallery shows the red mace from the outer casing.