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TGIF! What’s a Friday without a Likkle More Chocolate?

Fine Pastry Chef and Artisan Chocolatier, Nadine Burie. (Photo: http://www.likklemorechocolate.com)

Founded by Nadine Burie, originally from the Ivory Coast, West Africa, I present to you, Likkle More Chocolate!

Here is a Likkle More Information!

Nadine is a fine pastry Chef and Artisan Chocolatier who did courses at Canada’s most prestigious, Chocolate Academy and more.

It took 4 years to bring the brand, Likkle More Chocolate to life. They
went all around Jamaica, contacting various farmers, building
relationships and testing all regions.

They learnt to ferment and dry the cocoa beans themselves for a
better control of quality. All of this, to give Jamaica a very high quality
product as good as any other Chocolate in the world.

Flavours!

• 55% dark milk with Plantain Chips (1 day in NYC, Nadine tried Potato Chips & Chocolate, loved it. Plantain Chips are one of her favourite snacks, healthy too, so thought it would be amazing to try it and she LOVED IT. We loved it too!)
• 55% dark milk with Sea Salt
• 55% Coconut milk
• 68% dark with Blue Mountain Coffee
• 70% dark with Ginger (Ground into their own Ginger Powder)
• 70% dark with Scotch Bonnet (Scotch Bonnets are dehydrated & ground into powder)
• 72% dark Single Estate (A pure dark chocolate from one of Jamaica’s best regions, St. Thomas. Well known for its fruity notes.)
• White chocolate Green Matcha (A high quality green matcha tea food grade is used that is then infused with White chocolate)

Where can you get them and what’s the cost?!

They cost 950$+ tax each and you can get them at Coffee Traders/Cafe Blue’s Main Office located at 69 Constant Spring Road. Unit 10.

FUN FACTS:

How do they get Colours on the Chocolates?

Each Chocolate mold is painted using a natural and organic coloured cocoa
butter to get the colours on the chocolates.

Tell you Likkle More?

You get an exclusive experience with a mix of everyday, local flavours.

You will feel the Jamaican vibes with splashes of Tropical colours. For
Likkle More, Jamaica is vibrant, it’s happiness, it’s music, it’s beauty, it’s
rich.

Their Chocolates have a high % of Cocoa Nibs because they want it to
be healthier.

For Sweetening, they use brown cane sugar for the milk and dark
chocolates and white cane sugar for the the white chocolates.

Likkle More is Eco-friendly, using all-natural ingredients and plant-
based, recycled and biodegradable packaging

Suga’s Experience with Suga Tasters, Randy Burgess, Kimberly Nesbeth and Damany Calder on Sunday, August 16, 2020

All the flavours were fantastic! My favourite was the 55% dark milk with Plantain Chips (where you actually crunch through the chip!) as well as the 72% dark Single Estate with the fruity flavours. It reminded me of my old favourite back in the day, Cadbury Fruit and Nut, but of course richer with the dark chocolate even though we all enjoyed everything.

The flavours were so rich and pronounced, especially with the Matcha, Ginger and Scotch Bonnet. Their flavours were not overwhelming with pepper, ginger etc. Each Chocolate depending on the flavour, took us on a journey through 2 or more flavour profiles, for instance, sweet to spicy to rich, where everything did not hit us at once and that was remarkable!

Suga’s Likkle More Chocolate tasting was highlighted with locally made accompaniments such as Simo’s Bread & Catering Smoked Marlin Dip and Brie with Rosé Figs, Miss Dutchie Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly and Chorlavi’s Pineapple, Carambola & Mango Pepper Jams. All #SugaEndorsed

What can we expect ‘Likkle More’?

‘Likkle More Chocolate will get better and better because everyday we are learning new things and continuing constantly to test because we want each time to be better’ says Founder, Nadine Burie.

Find a Likkle More Chocolate near you! Enjoy the Weekend!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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LOCAL CHOCOLATIER NEWS!!!

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🇯🇲 LOCAL CHOCOLATIER NEWS!!! 🍫

Pure Chocolate Company (Instagram: @purechocolatecompany) Chocolate Bars are NOW AVAILABLE at The Commissary Ja (Instagram: @thecommisaryja) kiosk at Devon House every Wednesday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm!

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Chocollor Chocolate (Instagram: @chocollorchocolate) Bars are NOW AVAILABLE at Select Grocers Supermarket, Upper Manor Park Plaza and Lee’s Food Fair Supermarket on Red Hills Road!

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Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers (Instagram: mountpleasantchocolatiers) have NEW PACKAGING for their Chocolate Bars! See the new packaging and what else they have to offer here!

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Cafe Blue Jamaica (Instagram: @cafeblueja) has their Chocolate Bars and other branded products in Saint T Florals (Instagram: @sainttflorals) Gift Boxes AVAILABLE for Father’s Day!

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Go get your Chocolate! Our Jamaican Chocolate! 🍫

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican. Support our local Cocoa Farmers 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Say HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY with Chocollor Chocolate!

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HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY to all our Mentors out there helping students and parents in Virtual times. Gift them with Chocollor Chocolate !

It’s not too late! Whether it’s for Teacher’s Day or Mother’s Day, Chocollor Chocolate Delivers and has Affordable Gift Packages including Masks ranging from $1800 – $2700, Chocolate Bars (~$300 & up) and Variety Boxes 😍🍫

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Support our local Bean to Bar Chocolatiers and get great Gifts from Chocollor Chocolate today!

Chocollor Chocolate

Instagram: @chocollorchocolate

Ph: 876.383.2711

Email: chocollorchocolate@gmail.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Add Likkle More Chocolate to your Post Covid-19 Bucket List!

If you don’t remember Suga’s post on our local Chocolatiers last year or haven’t tasted Likkle More Chocolate yet, here is your update!

To refresh your minds, Founder, Fine Pastry Chef and Artisan Chocolatier, Nadine Burie has been awarded, Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards Dessert Chef of the Year for the past 4 years.

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Fine Pastry Chef and Artisan Chocolatier, Nadine Burie. (Photo: http://www.likklemorechocolate.com)

The Production of Likkle More Chocolate Bars are still in the creative process. ‘We’ve been working on this project for more than 3 years now and we really want to give an excellent product that would be accessible to everyone in Jamaica with this line. We ferment, dry, roast, process the bean from the beginning until the end products and we work with different farmers from different regions. We press our own cocoa butter that we use in our chocolate. We control everything’ says Burie.

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Nadine Burie and staff cracking the Cocoa pods for Chocolate production.

Likkle More Chocolate Produces Decorated Chocolate Bars with a unique variety of flavours!

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Photo: http://www.likklemorechocolate.com

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Likkle More Chocolate’s Decorated Chocolates

***The brand is under continuous expansion or changes, so the percentages and flavours stated are what Suga Lifestyle has observed over the past few years and in speaking with Nadine Burie this March, 2020. They are also currently on Likkle More Chocolate’s Website*** 

– 72% Single Cocoa Estate
(Their darkest Chocolate is made of rich fruity cocoa, featuring delicious cherry & woody rum notes!)
– 72% Dark Chocolate with Nibs
– 70% Dark Chocolate with Fresh Ginger
– 70% Cocoa Sea Salt
– 70% Cocoa Scotch Bonnet
– 67/68% Cocoa Blue Mountain Coffee
– 55% Cocoa Coconut Milk
– 55% Cocoa and Milk Plantain
– Hazelnut Milk Chocolate
– White Cocoa MatchaOther Decadent Chocolate based treats from Likkle More include Seashells, Coffee Pearls and Truffles.

Did you know?
Chocolate varies in taste depending on where the cocoa bean it was made is from.

Nadine Burie also produces a line of Chocolate for Cafe Blue, which I had the pleasure of tasting! Well, eating, because it is true that once you take a bite, you say to yourself, just get a ‘likkle more’.

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All the cocoa used to make Cafe Blue Chocolate is from the central and eastern parishes of Jamaica, from over 3000 small farmers!

There is also less sugar, more Cocoa. Natural Cane juice is used to sweeten and there are no preservatives and no artificial flavours.

My favourite was the 57% Bean to Bar Blue Mountain Coffee Dark Chocolate. Imagine it only had 3.2g of Saturated fat, no Cholesterol and only 2.6g of sugar! I ate that bar guilt-free.

Put Likkle More Chocolate on your #PostCovid19BucketList, BUT you can have the Chocolate line for Cafe Blue right now! You can either go to Cafe Blue, Sovereign Centre or purchase them for $600JMD+tx in Loshusan Supermarket, Barbican. By purchasing these chocolates, you help to impact the lives of over 3000 small farmers and their families. #SugaEndorsed

Stay tuned for when I get to try the Likkle More Chocolate line!

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

Likkle More Chocolate

Cafe Blue, Sovereign Plaza, Liguanea (when available)

Instagram: @likklemore.chocolate

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Our Jamaican Chocolatiers represented at Salon du Chocolat in Belgium!

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Wouter Tjeerte of Pure Chocolate Company shows off Jamaica’s Bean-to-Bar Chocolate at Salon du Chocolat in Brussels, Belgium last weekend with Carl Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate and Nadine Burie of Likkle More Chocolate beside him.

The Belgian capital hosted it’s 7th edition of Salon du Chocolat last weekend from February 14th to 16th, celebrating Chocolate in all its shapes and forms.

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4 of our local Bean-to-Bar Chocolatiers, Wouter Tjeerte of Pure Chocolate Company, Carl Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate, Nadine Burie of Likkle More Chocolate and Nick Davis of One One Cacao were a few of the 100 participants that took part in the 3-Day event at Tour & Taxis. Amongst them were other Chocolatiers, Bean-to-Bar specialists, Confectioners, Pastry chefs and cocoa-producing countries.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith along with Jamaica’s Ambassador to the EU, Sheila Sealey Monteith accompanied our Chocolatiers to give them support.

Visitors enjoyed pastry-making lessons, recipe demonstrations by top chefs and chocolate masters, tasting sessions and a Chocolate Fashion show!

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Carl Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate.

Our Chocolatiers did not only bring our Bean-to Bar Chocolate to Brussels, but they did well. Likkle More Chocolate and Pure Chocolate Company completely sold out and Nick Davis’s One One Cacao will now be available in Europe from Bean to Bar! They offer Chocolates from around the world and will have One One Cacao’s St. Thomas Coconut Milk and Clarendon Bars available for a limited time.

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Nick Davis of One One Cacao with a buyer in Belgium.

Congratulations to all our Local Chocolatiers that brought Jamaican Chocolate to Europe. We are proud of you and appreciate you. One Love.

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The Jamaican Team at Salon du Chocolat in Brussels Belgium last Weekend.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Highlights from GW Art’s Collection last Saturday!

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GW Art’s Collection was held in the Rio Bueno Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus last week Saturday evening. The weather held up and a few persons even came out within the first hour of the show, but the majority filtered in from 6pm onwards.

Guests appreciated the colours and textures used by the artist, as well as the variety of pieces on display. The Collection definitely represented GW Art’s motto that ‘GW Art is for Everyone’.

Acrylic on canvas was the main medium used for wall paintings, big and small, framed and unframed.

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Homey pieces greeted guests on the way in, followed by a wall of nature.

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Consultant rheumatologist, Dr. Stacy Davis admiring a decorative pair of paintings by GW Art.

The standout piece for the night, ‘Connected’ showed depth and good technique from the artist.

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GW Art’s new piece, ‘Connected’ – Acrylic on (60×60)m Canvas

‘Connected’ had quite a bit of representation for 1 piece and the artist ensured her perspective for it was expressed in her Lookbook, which ended up being passed around by guests with much excitement. The Lookbook included a chronological order of pieces from the current and previous collections with a bit about the artist, her perspective on each piece and how GW Art began. The Lookbook was dedicated to the artist’s late father and past West Indies Cricketer, Basil (Shotgun) Williams. Gabrielle plans on updating this lookbook as more pieces are created.

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Sacha Vaccianna-Riley going through GW Art’s Lookbook with a glass of Vino in hand. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
There were a few wooden signs and pieces on a grid wall panel display, courtesy of Miracle Corporation Ltd., that caught the eyes of many. These pieces showed the trendy side of GW Art and ‘Blessed’ was a favourite, with replicas ordered throughout the night.

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Amongst the smaller paintings, ‘Our Doctor Bird’ was another favourite, with light brush strokes. The piece was inspired by the artist’s outing to Cafe Eits one morning for breakfast, where  the hummingbirds would often come and go to their trees on property in the midst of a calm and cool ambience.

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‘Our Doctor Bird’ on (8×10)” acrylic on canvas

‘Figure 8’ and ‘Foreplay’ were quite a hit with the men.

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Gabrielle Burgess of GW Art with Jagari Green and her acrylic on canvas piece, ‘Figure 8’. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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GW Art’s ‘Foreplay’ – Framed by Frame Art Jamaica; Acrylic on (12×16)” Canvas. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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Patsy and Raymond Mair shop cheeses with Gordon Dempster of Outland Hurders Creamery and Farmstead. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
Throughout the night, guests mingled and contemplated which pieces they should walk away with for the night.

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Hospitality guru, Nicola Madden-Greig and husband, Stephen Greig were in attendance to support Suga Lifestyle (GW Art). [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
With GW Art, it’s always wine o’clock, so wine was complimentary to guests complemented by what was on offer from the 3 selected, local artisans. Gabrielle Burgess of Suga Lifestyle, under which GW Art falls, knew that Jamaican made cheeses from Outland Hurders Creamery & Farmstead, Homemade Jams and Pepper Jellies from Chorlavi’s, along with bean to bar 71% dark Chocolate from One One Cacao would not only pair well with the Wine and Prosecco offered, but pair well amongst each other as well.

The artisans were pleasantly surprised, realising this during the event and were seen purchasing from each other. This is what Suga Lifestyle and embracing Brand Jamaica is all about!

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Half and Half, Red Maroon, and the guest’s favourite, Jamaican Jack – cheeses from Outland Hurders Creamery and Farmstead. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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Tipsy Tamarind Jam, just one of the many from Chorlavi’s Homemade Pepper Jellies and Jams, low in sugar, which paired well with not only Cheese, but One One Cacao’s St. Mary, Unity Estate, 71% Dark Chocolate. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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The award-winning One One Cacao had their Bean to Bar Dark Chocolate and freshly baked Dark Chocolate Cookies. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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Nella Davis Stewart of Chorlavi’s telling Dr. Kamar Fletcher and Kareem Tomlinson all about her homemade Pepper Jellies and Jams. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
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Local Chocolatier, Nick Davis with wife, Marta enjoyed the night as much as guests did. [Photo: Kirk Wignall]
Brand Jamaica was well supported by over 80 guests in attendance and the event was a success for Suga Lifestyle (GW Art).

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(L-R) Diane Wilson, Artist, Gabrielle Burgess, Damany Calder and Kimberly Nesbeth enjoyed their night with Suga Lifestyle (GW Art). [Photo: Kirk Wignall]

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

Website (Gallery): 

http://www.sugalifestyle.com 

Instagram: @gwartbygabby

Facebook: Suga Lifestyle (GW Art Album)

By: Gabrielle Burgess – Founder/Owner of Suga Lifestyle (GW Art)

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One One Cacao at GW Art’s Collection!

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I am so happy that One One Cacao made it to Suga Lifestyle’s GW Art Collection from St. Mary with his award-winning bean to bar Dark Chocolate Bars and Dark Chocolate Cookies last Saturday!

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My guests enjoyed them and Nick Davis and his lovely wife, Marta enjoyed our company too!

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Support Local. Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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