Fought over by the Spanish, British, Dutch, Courlanders, French and even the Americans, Tobago boasts a rich and varied history. The various forts and historical sites that dot the island are testament to the island's former colonial masters and diverse history.
The plantation estate, situated in the beautiful Roxborough district of undulting hills and lush rainforest in the midst of dazzling vegetation that includes coffee, bananas, papaya and guava. In the tropical climate the earth produces a rich natural bounty.
Soon also available the coffee from Tobago.
Tobago Estate Chocolate Wins Gold at the Guild of Fine Food in London
by Cheyenne Baptiste
Tobago Estate Chocolate has been awarded the coveted Great Taste Award.
Trinidadian cocoa farmer and sommelier, Duane Dove’s company was given the one star gold award for their dark chocolate bars, plain or flavoured, which the judges described as “a lovely aroma and a well-balanced chocolate”.
The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, are now in their 18th year. The Guild of Fine Food is one of the most trusted and recognised food and drink awards. Over 30 million consumers read about gold-star winning food and drink in newspapers and magazines.
Over 7,000 products were entered from 1,600 companies for the 2011 Great Taste Awards. It took 350 experts over a month to blind-taste all the entries and decide on the winners of the gold awards.
About Duane DoveBorn and raised in Trinidad & Tobago, Duane Dove spent several years living in Europe and North America before settling in Sweden. Having an extensive background in the food and beverage industry, Dove saw the need to rejuvenate the cocoa industry and established the Tobago Cocoa Estates in 2005.
A sommelier by profession Duane Dove has pioneered the pairing of rum & chocolate and continues to share his passion across the world.
Photography: Alex Smailes / Abovegroup Ogilvy