This weekend I had the chance to check out a fair going on. More specifically, it was a fair focused on food products produced in the Dominican Republic, available for export. It was a great experience to see, taste and touch all the great and amazing products my country has to offer! Since “a picture is worth a thousand words”, I will blog via all the photos I took at the fair! Enjoy!
|This was the entrance of the Dominican Fiesta Hotel. They’ve got two tanks FILLED TO THE BRIM with turtles. I almost died when I saw them, because I LOVE turtles. Doesn’t the first picture look like they are posing and smiling just for me?|
|Chocolate by Chocal “Chocolate Luneta” is a handmade chocolate crafted by women in the hills of Palmar Grande, Altamira, Puerto Plata (province of DR) and the chocolate reads “Local Women. Organic Cacao. Delicious Chocolate” Contact: Chocal@live.com|
|This is where I am headed on a field trip this month and so excited to do so! They supply HUGE chocolate companies with their cacao, so it will be interesting to see the process from planting to chocolate bar. Contact: www.cacaotour.com|
|Cortes is a Dominican Brand with a wide range for products and just came out with these “Premium” bars. I will be taste testing them on another post and will tell you all about them.|
|Munne is another Dominican brand, with their products ranging from snack bars to powdered chocolate. None of their products are labeled with percentages and when asked why, they had no concreted answer.|
|“Kah Kow”, how fabulous is this name!? Sadly, they weren’t at their stand when I visited and could not try their chocolate but will track them down and get some!|
|More Munne Products|
|Dominican Veggies! The center picture, I was told the name and completely forgot. Anyone know what it is?|
|A fruit close to my heart, Avocados. The Dominican Republic is a huge producer of Avocados and I’m a huge fan. So keep them coming! Contact: www.clusteraguacate.org.do|
|This AMAZING company actually elaborates flours out of different starches and vegetables such as: Rice, Nopal, Boniato, Sweet Potato and more! This is amazing, since none of them contain gluten!|
|The company does not sell the flours (but I scored TONS of samples, so check back later on for recipe testing!); they actually are trying to sell the technology for the development of this product.|
Hope you all enjoyed a little taste of what the Dominican Republic has to offer? Which Dominican product would YOU love to try?