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Rococo, Grenada, & the Grenada Chocolate Company

In Spring 2002, we first tasted some chocolate from the Grenada Chocolate Company – and fell in love with it. When we visited the island of Grenada in 2004 to make a chocolate documentary with filmmaker Eti Peleg, we didn't realise we would have an instrumental meeting: we met Mott, Edmond and Doug who had founded the Grenada Chocolate Company in 1999, and with whom we formed strong friendships, forged over countless cups of Grenadian cocoa tea and chocolate bars.

Later that year, when Hurricane Ivan hit Grenada, and then Hurricane Emily less than a year later, we were moved to help, as these hurricanes damaged much of the northern tip where the GCC are based, and devastated all the cocoa on the island. In fact, it would be five years before the next really good harvest.
Using the very chocolate that had been in the conch when Hurricane Emily hit, combined with our own organic chocolate, we produced the special edition 'Hurricane Emily Bar' and gave the proceeds to 'Hearts and Hands,' the Grenada Relief Fund.

Grococo

In 2007, we were able to team up with the GCC and purchase a small cocoa farm, a perfect opportunity to produce our own fairly traded, ethical chocolate. This small plot of land we call Grococo is now the 'home farm' that supplies 100% of its harvest of fine flavoured organic Trinitario cocoa beans to the GCC where they are made into fine chocolate. It's also one of the founding farms that make up The Grenada Organic Cocoa Farmers' Cooperative!

Since our first successful Grococo harvest, we have been including our own Grococo beans in our Rococo Organic House Blend. All of Rococo's organic products now include our very own Grococo beans, and our very first Grand Cru Grococo bar will be making its debut quite soon!

Check out the impressive stamp of approval from the Prime Minister of Grenada:   Meet Ron Macdonald, one of the GCC workers, and hear his thoughts on chocolate:
   
Get on the ground of the Grenada farm & check out the cocoa processing process with James, Chantal & Mott! A visit from Trevor Mcdonald to the beautiful footage of Grenada & the GCC: