The small Grenada Chocolate Company, founded in 1999, initially produced its now-famous chocolate bars in a small house-turned-factory in the village of Hermitage. Now the chocolate bars and a variety of chocolate bonbons are produced and sold at this outlet, located at the nearby Belmont Estate cocoa farm and fermentary. Employees use antique machinery powered by solar energy to roast cocoa beans supplied by a local cooperative of growers representing more than 150 acres
of organic cocoa farms—the largest of which is Belmont Estate. They mix and temper small batches of rich, dark chocolate that are then molded and wrapped by hand into high-quality, organic chocolate bars (cocoa powder and cocoa butter are also available). The 82% chocolate bar was awarded the silver medal in 2011 by the London Academy of Chocolate. The candy bars also sell in supermarkets and gift shops for about $5 each.
Belmont Estate, Belmont, St. Patrick, Grenada