Wednesday, 7 October 2020

MADE IN JAMAICA: 3 Cool Things You Should Know About

>> Apiculturists-turned-thriving business owners, Yanique White and Aaron Taylor are savouring the ‘sweet’ taste of success, thanks to increasing public support for their Bee Sweet Honey products, which offer bottled raw honey, as well as honey blends in flavours ranging from red raspberry, hibiscus and chamomile to lemon and ginger – and ideal sweeteners for tea that come with a range of health benefits. To order, email: or call 328-5098. 

>> With three exciting flavours to choose from: original, cream curry and cream pineapple, SOMM Jamaican Pasta Sauce is delighting Jamaican foodies all over. Made with aromatic local herbs and spices, SOMM was conceived by PastaHouseJa proprietor Stefany Mathie, who started out doing pasta lunch orders before graduating to supermarket shelves and has now set her sights on supplying to retail establishments in all 14 parishes and beyond. To order call 463-8858/503-5004.

>> Rum-and-raisin popcorn? That’s just the latest product from Arawak Gourmet, who have invited Jamaicans to join them on a food odyssey, starring an assortment of original and neatly packaged culinary items that range from their coconut jerky and pickled sorrel to their caramel popcorn (the coffee coconut crunch and coffee almond crunch). Throw into the mix the vanilla turmeric chai tea of a soothing after-dinner option. “Our goal is to secure [our place as a] wholesome, home-made, handmade Jamaican brand,” says proprietor Natalee Thomas-Shorter, who has been supplying demand since 2017. To order call 483-4835/ 823-8281.

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