I’m normally a Cadbury Dairy Milk kind of girl. I like my chocolate cheap, in large quantities and preferably served up alongside a larger-than-average glass of wine.
So nibbling on a slab of 60 per cent cocoa during a tasting session at an organic Grenadian plantation is about as far away from my usual chocolate experience as you can get.
This is chocolate as it is meant to be – rich, slightly sharp, but still with that melt-in-the-mouth quality. And eaten by the square, not the kilo.
Chocolate heaven: The high cocoa content makes Grenadian chocolate richer than our milk alternatives
But while this is a revelation to my Cadbury-accustomed palate, it seems Grenada has been in on the quality-cocoa game for years. The aptly-named Grenada Chocolate Company has supplied trendy London-based chocolatiers Rococo since 2002 (give or take the odd hurricane).