Barbados: Six Yummy Foods For Your Sweet Tooth

Barbados: Six Yummy Foods For Your Sweet Tooth

Lovers of sweets will love Barbados.

Here are a few of this American’s faves:

1. Rum anything. Rum baba, rum cake, Great Cake, rum bread pudding, rum raisin ice cream .. you get the idea. Rum’s sugar content itself offers a pleasant sugar/alcohol high.  Rum was born in Barbados and is a religion here.

See? Rum goes with everything in Barbados.  Here, a Tiami catamaran cruise.

Didn't I tell you? Rum goes with everything in Barbados. Here, rum flows on a catamaran cruise.

2. Guava cheese. Took me awhile to try a food so frankly homely – it looks like sugar-coated jell-o squares. Made from guava and sugar, I fast became a convert to this flavorful treat. Sold at the check-out counter of small grocery stores here, along with sugar cakes – both cottage industries in Barbados.

Guava cheese, a food containing no cheese. Homely but delish!

Guava cheese, a food containing no cheese. Homely but heavenly!

3. Sugar cakes. Coconut and sugar (with a little water to hold it together). What could possibly be yummier?? They come in pink, brown, and white, depending on seasoning, I think .. the label doesn’t say. I adorrrrrrre sugar cakes.

4. Mango bread pudding. Dessert de rigueur at Josef’s Restaurant next door to us. Mild, smooth … this is the equivalent of a fine liqueur to us foodies.

5. Cafe Sol has fantastic two-for-one margaritas for normal people; for sweet-tooths like me, there’s rum raisin ice cream (Bico, of course) with Kahlua on top. Swoon-worthy.

Live it up at Cafe Sol in St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

Live it up at Cafe Sol in St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

6. Bico ice cream. Milk, eggs, sugar – the major food groups are contained herein, so eat it without guilt. President Bill Clinton downed tons of mango Bico when he visited Barbados. My favorite is Maple Almond.  Available all over the Caribbean, so I don’t have to go without when I travel inter-island.  Wow, the biography of Bico is on Boston University’s School of Theology web site. And I thought rum was deified.

P.S. Shameless plug for my Barbados beach holiday rentals.



4 Responses to “Barbados: Six Yummy Foods For Your Sweet Tooth”

  1. Greg says:

    I like that.. guava cheese has no cheese! But it’s much nicer…

  2. Stephen says:

    I guess you like rum and sweet treats then?

  3. scotch says:

    As Oprah would say, those are some of my favorite things! Especially rum, guava cheese and tamarind balls – those are delicious!!! My (Bajan) mother taught me well! I admire your blog – hopefully we can meet up for a rum punch when I return this summer. Chicago has been extremely cold.

  4. planetbarbados says:

    Oh, yes, I forgot our sweet-tangy Tamarind balls – yum! Funny that I have not adapted well to souse or black (blood) pudding … but the sweets of Barbados I took to like a duck to water.

    Stephen .. I’m not so much a drinker as I am an eater. However, put rum in a sweet and this girl’s in heaven!!

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