Kite festival flavours

by Apr 27, 2023Taste

NO one with a few dollars in his pocket could honestly complain that there wasn’t anything to eat at the Kite Festival and Family Fun Day in St Ann on Easter Monday. brings you some of the mouth-watering flavours.

Authentic Fingalicking Jerk

“Bobo” had heard about the kite festival for years so this time he decided to take a few friends and family members to throw down and show patrons why his food is “fingalicking” good. The secret, he said, is in his all-natural herbs and seasonings.

On offer: fish, conch, beef, as well as chicken and pork done every way — from jerk to stew. There were also three types of soups: chicken foot, conch and goat head.

Eight7six Slush

The Eight7six slush booth was very popular.

Shamika Laing’s brightly coloured frozen treats were a hit on a very hot day. She said the blueberry flavour was most popular but we tried the strawberry, cream soda, and lemon and they were delicious! She sold the small cups of icy goodness for $300, medium for $400 and the largest size for $500.

All-Natural Real Jelly Water

Sweet treats to be washed down by All Natural Real Jelly coconut water.

Kite festival patrons with a sweet tooth and a hankering for traditional treats would have loved Shamona McBean’s booth.

She had old favourites such as grater cake, gizzada and potato pudding. For those who prefer a more modern twist she had donuts plus carrot, black forest and cheese cake. To wash it all down McBean was selling ice-cold All-Natural Real Jelly Water. That’s her latest product and her reason for being at the festival. It was the perfect place for her to get the word out.

Tricia’s Homestyle Restaurant

Antricia Taylor stirs a pot of stew peas with pig’s tail.

This is the third time Antricia Taylor has provided her homestyle flavours at the International Kite Festival’s Plantation Cove location, but she proudly pointed out that she’s also pleased palates when it was held at other locations such as Gray’s Hill. And though Taylor’s been to many festivals she confesses that she’s never tried her hand at flying a kite as she’s kept too busy serving up crowd-pleasers such as festival, fried bammy, fried planting and French fried chicken.


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