Our prosperity lasted for about forty years, but as cacao fell from grace with the impact of the great recession of 1929, our fortunes began to change. As family members inherited land, the large estate was broken up, leaving ourselves with a much smaller one. Our fortune was no longer favouring us, and the post war economics saw the status of those farming cacao diminished.
By the nineteen fifties cacao production was in decline and the younger generation, our parents at the time, were being called up to the old colonial home Britain to work in the jobs that no one wanted to do at the time. The cacao plantations were to suffer as our grandparents were left to fend for themselves. The strength of the Arawak’s in our family has been its women, and it is to this that we pay homage too and the last of those Arawak’s who have handed down the 2000 year old family recipes of our products.