Usually during Independence Month (November) Barbadians tend to eat more of their locally prepared dishes and treats, to help commemorate their unique heritage. Here are some of these treats:
The #1 Bajan delicacy around the Independence period. Conkies are made with different ground provisions along with sugar and spices and steamed over the stove for a delicious treat that many Bajans enjoy.
Also known as coconut cakes, are a delicious sweet treat enjoyed by Barbadians. Sugar cakes can be served in a variety of colors, with pink (as depicted), white and brown being the most popular. It is a combination of coconut, water and sugar.
A fudge like chewy snack made of guavas. As with most of Bajan delicacies, these treats are made complete with the additions of sugar and spice. These, in combination with guava pulp are mixed in a saucepan to form a thick mixture and when it is cooled, it can be easily cut into small squares, as depicted.
Also known to some as ‘Glassy’, despite its name, nut cake is not really a cake per se. It is a combination of sugar, spices and nuts all hardened for a crunchy, but sweet delicacy.