Grenada’s Rich & Historic Factories (Chocolate & Rum)
Exploring Grenada’s various rum and chocolate factories is an excellent way to learn about our natural, unspoiled, and historic sites. These locations tend to offer tours and sampling, making them ideal for those interested in historical customs and practices as well as unique, delightful goods that cannot be found elsewhere.
Diamond Chocolate Factory
The Diamond Chocolate Factory is a 45-minute scenic trip up the coast. This chocolate factory is the home of Jouvay Chocolate and also manufactures cocoa powder and cocoa butter. Diamond Chocolate Factory offers several tours, including a factory tour and tasting as well as an agro-tour of their organic farm. Beverages such as hot chocolate and smoothies are also available within the café.
River Antoine Rum Distillery
River Antoine Rum Distillery is located on the north side of the island and was founded in 1785, making it the island’s oldest distillery. Visitors can see the Caribbean’s oldest working water wheel as well as the rum-making process and sample the product. This tour has been regarded by visitors as a fully functional museum.
The Grenada Chocolate Company
The Grenada Chocolate Company, located in St. Patrick Grenada, makes dark chocolate using local, organic ingredients in a solar-powered facility. Visitors can tour the chocolate factory, which is set among beautiful cocoa groves, learn about the chocolate-making process, and try chocolate and bon bons.
Clarke’s Court Rum Distillery
Clarke’s Court Rum Distillery, located in Woodlands, is a must-see. Visitors can learn about the island’s largest rum distillery from knowledgeable tour guides who will explain the history as well as all the many methods and stages of manufacturing superb rum. Visitors can try many of the rum varieties in a single spot.
Whether you’re a chocolate or rum connoisseur or simply enjoy trying out new flavors and samples, the sites on this list are definitely a must-visit. Gather a group of friends, family, or fellow SGU students who wish to explore the island and take one of the available tours.