Discover how Aaron Sylvester quit his career in the UK music industry to launch his own tree-to-bar chocolate company, Tri Island Chocolate, in Grenada, West Indies.
This London-born entrepreneur is an unlikely chocolatier but the desire to create change in Grenada's agricultural sector inspired him to leave behind a successful career in the UK music industry to turn his hand to growing and processing cocoa.
Having inherited land from his grandparents, he bucked the trend of just leaving it to turn wild and, instead, decided to restore the cocoa trees that were growing on the land with a view to producing plant-based products.
Aaron is the first to admit that, being a city boy, he had to learn everything from scratch. In a previous interview, he explained: “I was always interested in exploring the ways in which I could contribute to positive change in Grenada, whether it be shifting people’s financial situations,” he says.
“I felt that the fact that we had all these great products and finding a way to export them might be a way to improve people’s lives.”
For Aaron, Tri Island chocolate is just the start. His goal to inspire others to start looking in a different way at the crops that they have had on their land for generations by considering, for example, how can a single crop be repurposed into soaps, sauces, meat rubs or even a chocolate inclusion.
Find out more about Aaron and his delicious products: WEBSITE: http://triisland.com/