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Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association

Grenada
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Ranked #10 of 68 Attractions in Grenada
Type: Historic Sites, Factory Tours
Owner description: Right in the heart of the world's "Spice Capital," the Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association is one of the largest nutmeg production plants in the... more » Owner description: Right in the heart of the world's "Spice Capital," the Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association is one of the largest nutmeg production plants in the Caribbean. « less
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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Frank, our guide introduced himself and took us through the process, from taking receipt of the goods from the farmers, through the quality process and onto drying, washing the product, grinding (where applicable) to shelling, bagging and dispatch. There is so much goes into this you take for granted the product we receive as the consumer. I will never look... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have toured the nutmeg facilities in both Gouyave and Grenville. It was interesting to see how the nutmeg is processed. The tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Unfortunately, for the Grenville tour there wasn't much nutmeg being processed and not too many nutmegs (we heard that Gouyave had similar inactivity on the same day but there was a lot... More

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Merrickville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Took in this place as part of the Spice and Waterfalls tour offered during our cruise. The bus ride from St Georges along the coast to Goyave was great, as were the tour guide and driver. Once at the nutmeg cooperative plant it was neat to see all of the manual processing - also interesting to see bags of nutmeg... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In todays hi tech world, age old hand craft is what you get at this place. Very much labour intensive, its an interesting way to spend 45 mins. Well worth the entrance fee

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Visited the main processing plant (of three) on west coast north of St George's - as part of Island tour. Guided tour very interesting though difficult to follow on occasion. Processes mainly carried out by hand and hence labour intensive - much unemployment so little incentive to mechanise. Friendly and allowed to take photographs despite signs saying you can't. Ask... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Nice to see nutmeg processing - very much a rough and ready set up but with friendly and informative staff and gift shop for related products.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Did a visit as part of a Sunsation's Tutti Frutti Tour. Very interesting and a must see. You are in and out in less than an Hour. Last Nutmeg Processing Factory left on the Island since the 2004 Hurricane drove the other 3 out of business. Nutmeg trees recovering and starting to get back to normal in 2015. This Nutmeg... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We spent about 15 minutes here, very quick tour but quite informative. There are thousands upon thousands of nutmeg nuts in this factory and the tour operator is nice and patient and informative.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visited as part of our day tour around the island. Very interesting stop, to see how hard these people work for so little wages. Makes you appreciate there way of life & culture.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We toured the Nutmeg plant in Grenada and we were so happy we stopped. You could sense the pride in the tour guides voice as they showed us around. The tour does not take long and is very interesting. We are so spoiled with our technology. A must see.

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