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Our Story – Nick Troubetzkoy’s Emerald Estate Chocolate

Our Chocolate is hand crafted with organically grown cocoa beans from Nick Troubetzkoy’s Emerald Estate on St Lucia in the West Indies. Three generations of care and local technique have taught us to select exceptional quality cacao beans that are hand picked at...

/ February 29, 2016

Types of Chocolate

Types of Chocolate Cacoa (aka Cacao Nibs, Raw Cacao, Roasted Cacao, Ground Cacao) This is the cacao bean, minus the shell, and nothing else. You can buy cacao raw or roasted. Whole cacao is the whole bean, cacao nibs are crunched up...

/ February 29, 2016

10 Reasons Chocolate Is The World’s Most Amazing Food

10. Chocolate contains tryptophan, a chemical in the brain that is used to produce the neurotransmitter, serotonin. High levels of serotonin stimulate the secretion of endorphins, and produce feelings of elation. 9. Chocolate history starts out in Latin America, where cacao trees grow...

/ February 29, 2016

The Bean

The three beans used in most chocolate production today are the Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario. Each of these beans has its own properties that result in slightly different tastes in the chocolate end product. On the Emerald Estate and Anse Mamin Plantation we have both the...

/ February 29, 2016

The Making of Emerald Estate Chocolate

Where does chocolate come from? Actually, it DOES grow on trees, at our Emerald Estate. It all starts with a small tropical tree, the Theobroma cacao, usually called simply, “cacao.” (Pronounced ka-KOW. Theobroma is Greek for “food of the gods.”) Cacao is native to...

/ February 29, 2016

Emerald Estate Organic Farm

Our organic farm Emerald Estate located in the Soufriere hills, approximately 20 minutes away from Anse Chastanet Resort. Since 2007, Emerald Estate has been growing organic produce – from vegetables, micro greens, salads to fruits, spices, nuts and herbs- for...

/ February 26, 2016

Chocolate Laboratory at Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain Resorts

There are over 2000 cocoa trees on Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts’ estates, including the organic farm Emerald’s in the Soufriere Hills. Since 2010, our resorts have hand-crafted Emerald Estate Chocolate for the enjoyment of our guests. And with the...

/ February 26, 2016