Tag Archives: Nadine Burie

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)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

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.

20200401_063838
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.

20190525_054703
Nadine Burie and staff cracking the Cocoa pods for Chocolate production.

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

20200401_064633
Photo: http://www.likklemorechocolate.com

20190525_054619
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’.

20200401_071420

20200321_232134

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

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Our Jamaican Chocolatiers represented at Salon du Chocolat in Belgium!

20200218_051950
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.

20200218_051725

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!

20200218_051914
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.

20200218_051931

20200218_052048

20200218_052125
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.

20200218_051812
The Jamaican Team at Salon du Chocolat in Brussels Belgium last Weekend.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Ackee, A Culinary Lime for Charity on Saturday, July 6th!

20190625_044421.png

Have the opportunity to enjoy the culinary delights of an elite selection of Chefs and Bakers such as Oji Jaja, Anna-Kaye Tomlinson of Miss T’s Kitchen, Trevanne Donegal, Lucian Dunn of Uncorked, Nadine Burie, Colin Hylton, Lisa and Chris Binns of Stush in the Bush and more, all for a great cause.

All Proceeds from Ackee, a Culinary Lime for Charity on July 6th at 23-25 Seymour Avenue, 7pm – midnight, will be donated to the Paediatric and Adolescent Wards at the University Hospital of the West Indies, UHWI in order to improve their current facilities and seed a building fund for the construction of a new ward.

***Tickets are available online at http://www.caribtix.com***

Our Children are Our Future. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Promo, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

How Much Do You Know About Jamaican Chocolatiers?!

Jamaica has a handful of Chocolatiers that either support local Cocoa farmers or have their own Cocoa farm. They manufacture rich, high quality Chocolate Bars from the Cocoa Bean right here in Jamaica, more familiarly known as ‘Bean to Bar’ or ‘Farm to Bar’.

Our local Chocolatiers and where you can find their Chocolate Bars!

Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers
• Likkle More Chocolate
• One One Cacao
• Chocollor Chocolate
• Pure Chocolate Company

> Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers

Founder: Local cocoa farmer, Averell French

20180724_091331
This photo from The Jamaica Observer was taken in 2014, when Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers won Best New Food Item for their Chocolate Spread. Looking on is Food Judge, Matthew Hogarth.

20181224_074341.jpg
Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers’ Chocolate Bars. They have packs with miniature bars as well.

They produce various products from Cocoa:

• Cocoa Powder
• Cocoa Nibs (Good antioxidants that can be blended with herbal tea, blended with smoothies/shakes and added to cereal with a sprinkle)
• Chocolate Bars
• Chocolate Spread
• Chocolate Wine
• Chocolate Tea

Fun Fact:

Adam & Eve Day Spa uses Chocolate from Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers for Chocolate Face Masks.

20181224_091813.jpg
Averell French’s wife, Helen with a package of their Cocoa Nibs at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection trade show last December 15, 2018.

***Where you can find Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers’ Chocolate Bars?***

Loshusan Supermarket, Barbican; Fontana Pharmacy, Barbican; The Jamaica Pegasus Store, New Kingston

Costs: ~$430-$450JMD +tx per bar; ~$900JMD+tx for miniature variety pack; 
$350JMD per bar (Wholesale/Factory price)

Instagram: @mount_pleasant_farm_chocolates

> Likkle More Chocolate

• Founder: Nadine Burie (Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards Dessert Chef of the Year – 2018 & 2019)

20190525_054639
Nadine Burie (L) with staff from Cafe Blue.

• Production of Chocolate Bars still in the creative process

***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 last December, 2018. There may be more or less variety to date***

• 62% and 70% Dark Chocolate Bars

20190525_054703
Nadine Burie and staff cracking the Cocoa pods for Chocolate production.

• Produces Decorated Chocolate Bars with a unique variety of flavours!

– White Chocolate and Green tea matcha
–  Dark Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Caramelized
– Ginger
– White
–  Dark

20190525_054619
Likkle More Chocolate’s Decorated Chocolates

***Where can you find Likkle More Chocolate Bars?***

Cafe Blue, Sovereign Plaza, Liguanea (when available)

Instagram: @likklemore.chocolate

> One One Cacao

20190525_075123
Nick Davis of One One Cacao at his Chocolate Factory in St. Mary. (Photo: http://www.asksheil.com)

• Founder: Nick Davis
• BBC Caribbean’s correspondent
• Currently working on Production of Coffee in addition to his Chocolate Bars
• Factory in St. Mary overlooks the sea
• Started making Chocolate after he got a mystery illness, where he could no longer eat foods with preservatives
• He never thought he could give up Cadbury Dairy Milk, but when he decided to make his own Chocolate, he told Suga it was the best he has ever had. The need for sweet preservatives or artificial flavours was replaced by an appreciation for rich, strong, Dark Chocolate.

• Persons who make the switch to Dark Chocolate from Milk Chocolate with artificial flavours may find it bitter, but once you keep having it, you will love and appreciate the richness of Dark Chocolate like myself and Nick.

Fun Fact:
Without getting access to Likkle More Chocolate, the majority of Suga tasters voted One One Cacao as the richest Dark Chocolate in Jamaica, May 25, 2019.

20190606_045329.png
Photo: http://www.asksheil.com

• Nick Davis wants Jamaican Chocolate to go global and be recognised as much as Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, because we have some of the world’s finest Cocoa.
• Nick helps local Cocoa farmers by paying them a decent price.
• His Chocolate is 70% Cocoa
• Cane juice is used to sweeten the rest

20190606_050315.png

***Where can you find One One Cacao Chocolate Bars?***

The Butcher Block, Manor Park; Cannonball, Manor Park; Craft Cottage, Village Plaza

Cost: ~$900 – $1000JMD +tx per bar

Instagram: @oneonecacao

> Chocollor Chocolate

20190524_171138
Carl Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate

• Family business owned by Carl and Donna Sharpe from Trelawny
• Donna and Carl moved to Kingston and now have their business in Kingston
• Carl Sharpe is a certified Chocolatier from the Cocoa Research Centre in Trinidad and Ecole Chocolat
• Carl used to be a mechanical engineer and then he had a vision to create something authentically Jamaican

20190606_050220.png

• Chocollor produces Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Bars
• White Chocolate Bars are to be produced in the near future
• 6 and 12 – packs available with a variety of miniature Milk, White and Dark chocolates
• They use Cane juice to sweeten; no preservatives

20190606_050109
Chocollor Chocolate’s 6-pack variety of miniature Dark, Milk and White Chocolates.

Fun Facts:

Suga Taster, Tennyson Arnold still has a preference for Chocolate with artificial flavours. So, Chocollor Chocolate’s Milk Chocolate was his favourite at Suga Lifestyle’s Chocolate Tasting. Also, their White Chocolate was well received and their Dark Chocolate was richest for Suga Taster, Randy Burgess.

***Where can you find Chocollor Chocolate Bars?***

Location: 9 Leinster Road, Kingston
Ph: 876-321-5619
Instagram: @chocollorchocolate

Costs: $290JMD per Milk Chocolate bar; $375JMD per Dark Chocolate Bar; $790JMD for miniature variety 6-pack (Milk, Dark, White); $817.18JMD for miniature variety 12-pack (Milk, Dark, White); $667.94 for 12-pack Milk Chocolates; $959.66 for 12-pack Dark Chocolates; $796.90 for 12-pack Milk & Dark Chocolates

> Pure Chocolate Company

20190525_054331
Rennae Tjeerte of Pure Chocolate Company.

• Founders: Former Executive and Assistant Pastry Chefs at Half Moon, Wouter and Rennae Tjeerte respectively, who met working at Half Moon and found love. Wouter is from Holland and Rennae is from St. Catherine.
• Some time after Half Moon, Wouter worked at Jade Mountain Luxury Resort in St. Lucia, where they make their own Chocolate from scratch. Wouter had no choice but to learn how to make Chocolate. Rennae was quite enthusiastic about this and learned how to make Chocolate too.
• Eventually Rennae longed to return home to Jamaica. Wouter told her once she could source a good quality Cocoa bean, they would return and they did!

20190525_054506
Wouter Tjeerte of Pure Chocolate Company

• They also produce Slow Roasted Cocoa Nibs
• Support local farmers

20190525_054449
Pure Chocolate Company’s Local Cocoa farmer, Mr. Bodie in Tom’s Hope Fellowship, Portland.

• The Cocoa is transported from Portland to their factory in Spanish Town, where they ferment and dry the Cocoa bean.

• They produce a variety of Dark Chocolates Farm to Bar:  68% slow roasted nibs, 75% Pure Chocolate, 84% Pure Chocolate and 70% Jerk Seasoning

• They have unique molding too!

20190525_054354

• Pure Chocolate Company supports local Artist, Taj Francis, graduate of Edna Manley for their bold packaging

Check out what Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth had to say about the local Chocolate that tasted the best to her on May 25, 2019 at Suga Lifestyle’s Chocolate Tasting! 

20190606_045357.png

Did you know Jamaican Chocolate made it to Amsterdam, Netherlands?!

20190524_171328
Pure Chocolate Company’s Chocolates being sold at Chocoa, Amsterdam’s Chocolate Festival earlier this year from February 23 – February 24, 2019!

***Where can you find Pure Chocolate Company’s Chocolate Bars?***

Things Jamaican stores (Devon House; 14 Camp Road, Kingston; NMIA); Half Moon Shopping Village; Goldeneye Resort, St. Mary; Smokeez, Rosehall, Montego Bay; Antigua Airport

Costs: ~$950-$1000JMD +tx per bar; $800JMD per bar (Trade show price)
$650JMD per bar (Wholesale price with a minimum of 24 bars)

Instagram: @purechocolatecompany

One last Fun Fact:

One of the Chocolate companies in Grenada uses a machine that they got from the Highgate Chocolate Factory in Richmond, St. Mary, Jamaica that closed in 2006.

My Suga Tasters, who you will hear more about soon, had a blast at Suga Lifestyle’s Chocolate Tasting. I hope you enjoyed reading about our Jamaican Chocolatiers and their stories. Please go out and try our local Chocolates soon. You will not regret it!

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.