Each 1lb curated box contains a selection of 8 – 12 authentic items and ingredients – that will collectively provide you with the following taste, texture, flavour and experiences
Typically flavour based – the primary ingredient is sugar; includes candies and fudges
Typically based on a sour fruit – the sugar both tempers the flavour, and acts as a preservative; includes candied fruit, fruit-stews, fruit-cheese and fruit balls.
Typically flavour-based – the primary ingredient is starch or protein, and is coated with a heavy spice flavour; includes coconut, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg
The primary ingredient is derived from the cacao plant, whether the pod, or the bean; includes chocolate, cocoa-balls, cocoa-nibs, cocoa-butter, cocoa-powder
The hot flavour, is the result of the ground peppers and peppercorns that are incorporated. Pepper acts as both a flavoring and a preservative.
Salty flavour either because salt is sprinkled on the finished product, or the ingredients are brined before cooking; includes nuts, not-quite nuts, and chips. Salt acts as both flavouring and preservative.
Umami flavour as distinct from saltiness; includes fried products, cassava and seaweed products.
Bitter flavour often found in teas, and sometimes combined with sugar in finished products; citrus-peel, cocoa, turmeric and lemon-grass
This includes products that require strong teeth to consume, and deliver a satisfying crunch while doing so – these include nut cake, and kurma.
This group includes both ready to consume products (e.g. farine and ashem) and recipe ingredients like powdered spices, and cocoa powder.
This includes food products with a smooth/liquid texture whether ready-made drinks or sauces, or key ingredients (like tea bags) for you to put together
Some of the items in our boxes cannot be consumed as-is and require preparation or addition of other items to make it palatable; these include ground spices, powders, sauces, and drink ingredients that need boiling
Spice Island Bites provides curated subscription boxes containing authentic hand-made snacks and hard-to-find ingredients from Grenada and the wider Caribbean.
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