By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor
You can now sample the flavors of Haiti without visiting the country, thanks to a new subscription “Taste of Haiti” box.
Taste Haitian food without leaving your home when you sign up to subscription, which will provide you with food products, beauty and jewelry from the island country, every other month.
Vendors vary from Rhum Barbancourt, Valmas Cremas, MelangeHaiti and HaiTea to Caribrew, Rebo Mamba and Kreyol Essence. From the array of choices, the “Taste of Haiti” Box ensures that no two products will be duplicated and guarantees the authenticity of every item.
Alnie Innocent said she came up with the subscription box, which she will launch on July 14, after selling Haitian products at the Delray GreenMarket.
“I wanted to introduce Haitian product in the Delray market,” she said. “People can give a gift box to their friends and to people who aren’t Haitian so they can taste the culture.”
She said she the idea popped into her head about two years ago after a Delray chamber member asked if she had some of her Haitian products.
Innocent said the box may have items you can snack on or cook. They will either be made in Haiti or have an ingredient with ties to the country.
If you sign up in July, your first box will arrive in August, she said.
For information on how to subscribe visit www.tasteofhaitibox.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.