Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tortuga Rum Cakes Review and Giveaway



I was recently given the opportunity to try a delicious new product that I happened to see on another blog. It was a delicious cake by a company named Tortuga. Not only do they make delicious combinations of rum cakes,but they have a wonderful variety of rum coffees, sauces, honeys, jellies, juices and soup. I was really intrigued to try these and they generously sent me two 4 oz cakes-One was Coconut flavor and the other was the Golden Original. My husband and I decided we would share the Coconut one-of course this was one review the kids would not be able to partake in. Opening the box, you definitely get the scent of rum, no doubt. I'm not really a fan of rum, I don't drink it, but after one bite of these cakes, I could be a fan. They were delicious and there was definitely a great coconut flavor. We haven't tried the other one yet, but I'm sure that it's equally delicious. This is definitely a grown up treat!

The Tortuga Rum Company was founded in 1984 and has grown to be the largest duty-free liquor business in the Cayman Islands. It was started by husband and wife team Robert and Carlene Hamaty, who were both employed by the island nations airline. Robert noticed that passengers boarding his
airline were carrying Bermuda Rum. Realizing that Bermuda did not have the resources to distill their own rum, he investigated to find out that the rum was actually being made in Jamaica and shipped to Bermuda to be bottled. That was when he decided that Bermuda should have their own rum and the idea of Tortuga was culminated. They started the company with two blended rums; Tortuga Gold and Tortuga Light. The name Tortuga was derived from the original name given to the Cayman Islands.

The Tortuga Rum Cake story officially began in 1987, this was when Carlene began baking rum cakes at home using a family recipe that had been handed down through generations. Encouraged by rave reviews, she began baking cakes for friends and testing local demand. The Tortuga Rum Cake ma
de it's first appearance on a menu at a local restaurant and was an instant hit. The demand for the cakes has become so great that in 1990, a 1,700 square foot bakery was established.

The trademark ingredien
t is a generous amount of Tortuga Gold Rum,
that is five years old and oak barrel aged. Each cake is individually hand glazed with this rum before packaging. Their vacuum sealing process ensures a shelf life of six months and will keep indefinitely if refrigerated or frozen.

Tortuga Rum Cakes c
ome in a variety of delicious flavors:
Original, Chocolate,Coconut,Blue Mountain Coffee, Banana, Key Lime, Pineapple and Cinnamon Raisin. They come in 33oz, 16 oz and 4 oz sizes.

They also have a variety of coffees:
Classic Blend, Rum Flavored, Rum Liqueur, Port Royal Blue Mountain, Rum Cream, Key Lime,
Chocolate Cinnarum, and Jamaica Blue Mountain.

They also have a great Cake of the Month club where you can receive a delicious cake every month throughout the year.

Tortuga also has a wonderful promotion going on right now that they would love for you to check out! Head here: http://www.tortugarumcakes.com/site/trip_sweepstakes-new.cfm
Tortuga Rum and Cayman Airways are giving you a chance to win two round trip tickets from a
ny Cayman Airlines destination (Houston, Tampa ,Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Chicago or Jamaica) to Grand Cayman Islands as well as two large 33 oz Rum Cakes shipped anywhere in the world. Please head on over and enter, this sounds like a wonderful getaway!

Head on over to the Tortuga website: http://www.tortugarumcakes.com/site/index.cfm and check out all the great products and more information on this great company.





GIVEAWAY-
The great people at Tortuga Rum Cakes are giving one of my lucky readers a Tortuga To Go Suitcase Box filled with three 4 oz rum cakes in Original Golden, Pineapple and Coconut Rum as well as an 8oz bag of Rum Cream Coffee. YUM!
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Head on over to Tortuga Rum Cakes website and pick out what you would love to try. (This is a mandatory entry and must be done before any other extra entry)
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Giveaway will end on 10/18 at 7 pm. Winner will be picked via random.org and emailed as well as posted here on my blog. Open to US and Canada residents only. Must be 21 or over. Thanks so much to Angie and the great people at Tortuga Rum Cakes for providing me with the samples to review and for hosting this great giveaway!
GOOD LUCK!


105 comments:

Katrina said...

the Chocolate Hazelnut Rum Truffles sounds delicious

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The Coconut Rum Fudge sounds delicous!

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I'd love to try the Tortuga Steak Sauce.

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I would love to try the Chocolate Rum Fudge. Thanks for the giveaway.
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The Tortuga steak sauce looks good.

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The Mango and Ginger Stir Fry Sauce sounds great!

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I would love to try the Tortuga Jerk Sauce. You are so lucky you got to review these products, I would love to because they look so yummy!!!

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