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St. Lucia Chocolate Farm Tour - St. Lucia Is Home to Many Cocoa Farms .
Most island destinations have their own major crops and exports that help supplement the economy and provide jobs. For St. Lucia, one of the biggest and most valuable export crops is cocoa. There are many cocoa farms located across the island, and they have much to offer for both the island's locals and for the people around the world who get to enjoy the benefits of the cocoa grown on the island.
There are four primary types of cocoa grown on St. Lucia. The first is Criollo which is one of the highest maintenance forms of cocoa. It is very fine in quality and has a distinct aroma. It also contains many essential oils, which can command high prices from a number of different markets. Forastero is the next type of cocoa, and it is the most common on the island. These bulk cocoa pods grow on trees, and the high fat beans often yield a very rich harvest, helping to make them so common. Third comes Trinitario, which is a cross between Forastero and Criollo, while last is Arriba or Amenolado, which is easily one of the finest cocoas in the world.
If you are able to visit St. Lucia, it is highly recommended that you try their remarkable cocoas. You can easily book a stop at a cocoa farm or local market by utilizing our St. Lucia Adventure Division, and you will likely find that you can locate a cocoa farm within easy reach of your St. Lucia villa rental, hotel or residence.