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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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Suga’s Healthy and Natural Protein Shake for Breakfast!

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Gabby a.k.a Suga from Suga Lifestyle, Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist hands Mr. Norman Grant, MD and CEO  of Mavis Bank Coffee Factory a sample of her Hemp Protein Shake at Suga Lifestyle’s Nutrition Seminar on January 26, 2019 at The Liguanea Club.

Throwback Tuesday to Suga Lifestyle’s Nutrition Seminar with Healthy Smoothie and Shake Demos to kick-start the year in January 2019!

Here is a Protein Shake recipe that you can use as a meal replacement for breakfast. If you are a coffee drinker, forget the creamer and added sugars, just add it to this Shake!

Hemp Protein Shake – Blend the following:
1/2 a Frozen Banana
2 tbsp. Hemp Protein powder
1 tbsp. Flaxseed
1/2 cup 25/30cal Unsweetened Almond Milk/Skimmed Milk
1 cup Water

Get your Natural Hemp Protein Powder, Flaxseeds and more at any one of Green Hills Natural Foods’ locations this year and use the code ‘SUGA19’ to get 10% off! 

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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Have you Registered for Suga Lifestyle’s Nutrition Seminar this Saturday?

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Have you REGISTERED and PAID for Suga Lifestyle ‘s Nutrition Seminar THIS SATURDAY at The Liguanea Club yet?!

Here is the live link to Pay and Register:

http://sugalifestyleseminar.firstinlineja.com/

Suga a.k.a Gabby (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist) will be providing thorough information on how to eat and shop healthier with live demos and tastings of healthy shakes and smoothies!

A proper diet and exercise goes hand in hand, so there will be exercise tips too.

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There will be Gift certificate giveaways from Green Hills Natural Foods in Sovereign Centre and Discount codes to shop healthy!

Secure your spot for a Healthier and Fitter 2019!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Jabba’s Peppa Swims NOW Available at Bikkles Restaurant, Sovereign Centre!

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Jabba’s Peppa Swims are now available at Bikkles Restaurant in Sovereign Centre for $300JMD.

Freshly prepared shrimp is available everyday!

Get yours today! #sugaendorsed

Jabba’s Peppa Swims

Location: Bikkles Restaurant, Sovereign Centre (106 Hope Road. Kingston)

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat.: 11am – 8pm; Sundays: 12noon-7pm

Ph: Call 876-296-7304 for Special Orders

***Different Sizes Available***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Jabba’s Smoked Grill and Peppa Swims!

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Have you heard about Jabba’s Smoked Grill and Jabba’s Peppa Swims?! Gear up for next year, because if you are in the corporate area, especially New Kingston, some delicious, affordable food can be delivered to you at work or home, free of cost. Pick up options are also available. Sounds great right? Another option to add to our very limited lunch selection.

Lunch from Jabba’s Smoked Grill is available on Saturdays. Lunch costs $600JMD inclusive of delivery in the corporate area. You have a choice of either Jerked or Barbecue chicken along with sides of sweet potato, rice and peas and/or roast breadfruit.

Jabba’s Peppa Swims are mild or spicy packages of shrimps available on Tuesdays and Fridays at a cost of $280JMD each. But don’t worry, the spicy one will not leave you choking. It is tastefully done with the right level of spice so you enjoy it but you are comfortable at the same time. As deliveries are done mainly in New Kingston, they are currently a big hit with corporate offices such as JMMB, Sagicor, Barita and more. So you don’t need to travel to St. Elizabeth for ‘swims’, you can get them delivered to you or pick up at 31-33 Trafalgar Road (BNS with no sign), opposite the NCB atrium, anytime between 8am and 5pm.

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Filling serving!

For both Jabba’s Smoked Grill and Jabba’s Peppa Swims, it is best to order the night before or on the day before 12 noon, by calling 876-296-7304.

Ok so now you know what is offered and the cost, but who does the cooking? Jabba!

Who or what is Jabba?

Jabba is young, Jonathan Simpson, who just has a love for cooking and was thus inspired to start this endeavour. I have actually tasted Jabba’s chicken from as far back as 2008 at a friend’s baby shower. Yes! Jabba does catering too and used to even have a small restaurant back in the day that offered Jamaican lunches such as Curried Goat, Oxtail, Cow foot, Jerked Chicken and more.

Where has Jabba been all these years?

A few years ago, the restaurant business alone was not enough for Jabba and he felt that a ‘9-5’ would be better for the finances so started working with Scotiabank. But when something is just a part of you, it always finds its way back. So recently, he found a way to still work with the bank but to branch out into what he loves to do even more as well, cook.

Who taught him how to cook?

Well the Chicken and other things came naturally to him for the most part but a young lady who he used to buy shrimp from taught him how to prepare the shrimps aka ‘swims’ when he developed an interest to do it himself.

How did the rave about Jabba’s Swims begin?

About 4 or 5 years ago, Jabba prepared his shrimps for a fundraiser at the office and the people wanted more. The interest and liking for it spread by word of mouth to different offices within the area.

What makes Jabba’s Chicken and Shrimps different?

It’s all about the freshness, the sauce and the general taste of the food.

Freshness is important folks, so it is unlikely that the Peppa Swims ‘goi run u belly!’. Pepper shrimps are a local favourite but a lot of the shrimps sold on the street side are not fresh. Jabba’s shrimps are usually prepared on the morning of or the night before they are sold. They are a hot commodity so they sell off in one day. If you are brave, I have been told that you can refrigerate and have the shrimp up to 5 days after purchase or a day after if you do not refrigerate.

With regards to the sauce, I remember licking the sauce off my fingers from that Chicken from 2008! Yes, literally ‘finger-lickin’ good’.

Then of course, the taste is unique as a result of the preparation with freshness, seasoning and the added sauce or peppers.

Where is the Chicken and Shrimp sourced from?

Chicken is sourced from Best Dressed Chicken and the Shrimps from Rainforest Seafoods.

What has Jabba done catering for before?

His ‘Eat All You Want Buffet Seafood’ years ago and most recently, Weddings and parties such as Haunted and Afloat Soca Cruse. BBQ Pigstail, BBQ Chicken, Pasta and Garlic bread were a hit at Haunted!

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Can you order this week?

Sorry Suga bears, Jabba’s Smoked Grill and Peppa Swims is currently closed for the holidays and will reopen for business by Saturday, January 9, 2016.

The near future of Jabba’s Peppa Swims?

By the 2nd week in January, Jabba’s popular Peppa Swims will be at Bickles in Sovereign Centre Food Court on Wednesdays and Saturdays for $300JMD per bag.

So as we think about food of all kinds for the festive season and wonder how we will afford lunch in January, look out for Jabba’s Smoked Grill and Peppa Swims next year!

YAAD FLAVA Barbecue Sauce, Ketchup and Jerk Seasoning at Sovereign Supermarket

Last Saturday, Yaad Flava representatives had persons flocking their booth to enjoy their Jerk chicken seasoned with their Jamaican Jerk Gourmet Blend topped off with their Ketchup or Barbecue sauce. The Ketchup had a spicy flavour that would give meats such as chicken, franks and burgers a unique flavour, if you didn’t want it to taste like traditional ketchup. Some persons add ketchup to everything, so mix it up a little. Now the Barbecue sauce was really peppery and would work well with anything you put on the grill. I was also surprised to hear that their well seasoned Jerk Chicken was only left for 5 minutes with their MSG free Jamaican Jerk Gourmet blend seasoning before cooking..

The packaging and labels looked official and calorie counts will be added at a later date according to the representatives. The products are reasonable, some about $600JMD and are all available at Sovereign Supermarket in Sovereign Centre on 106 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.