We got some and I really thought they were better in the store then when I got home, much more rum soaked in the store. So make sure you have some decent rum at home to add to them.
I sampled an excellent pina colada rum cake with coconut on the top last time we were in CG, if they had not been sold out of that flavor I would of bought a couple as we have plenty of coconut rum to add if needed. Make sure to sample them all, the chocolate and pina colada are yummy!
You can buy them on the ship or in pretty much every store in GC.
Never brought any rum cakes back, but when we were in Grand Cayman we went to the tortuga rum cake factory and store......free samples.............yummy.....I got a little woozy from all the free samples I sampled.....
The Tortuga rum cake is great, and comes in original, chocolate, coconut and a few other types. Not very much rum in them but they are still very good. They come vacuum packed and will last 6 months unopened. We brought a few back and you can find rum cake everywhere in the Caribbean.
Those rum cakes are to die for! Not only do you find them in Grand Cayman, but
they are usually available in your cruiseship's shops as well as in other
Caribbean islands. For me, chocolate is my favorite and I usually stock up on
them for gifts! One tip: purchase some cheesecloth, soak it in good quality rum,
and then just lay it right over the rum cake to soak. Yummy!
We also loved them. We went to Tortuga Rum Factory & Black beard. We liked both & honestly they tasted the same. We bought a sampler of 4 different kinds, banana, orig, choco & pineapple. They were great. I do admit that they were more moist when we sampled them but they were still not bad when we opened them a month later. Also, if you are on a cruise, they will take them back to the ship for your so that you are not having to carry these around with you. There are free samples everywhere. My hubby and I must have eaten a whole cake between us with all the free samples. We did not even eat lunch because we were full from rum cake!
A tip for those who might have encountered some dryness in their cakes after
getting home: not only try soaking the rum cakes with cheesecloth-soaked rum,
but also try microwaving your slice of cake for a few seconds-- that should bring
back some of the moisture and flavor lost.
We like the rum cakes in St. Thomas better than the ones in GC because they do not have nuts...There is a shop right at Havensight Mall by the terminal....They are really good and we enjoy the samples, too.... Looking forward to being there 1/13/04 and will definitly be bringing some back to South Georgia....
We're still enjoying the 4-oz. cakes friends brought us a few months ago! They really last, and a little microwaving does bring out the flavor. We'll be in G.C in Dec. and will be sure to restock. Those babies are unbelievably tasty. Gotta try that trick with the cheesecloth! Thanks for the tip.
Blackbeards/Captain Rackhams rum cakes are really good. We buy lots of the small ones to take back as gifts. The brochure I have says they have traditional,special reserve,chocolate,coconut,banana,mango,original,ru m & raisin,chocolate & banana, pina colada,coffee & key lime.
I've been buying and eating them for years! Make great gifts and once I give them to friends they always ask for another. In July I brought home a large cake which was boxed with a bottle of rum-my brother was in heaven!
I only like the original flavor although I've tried them all!