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  • Tortuga Rum Cakes Score Knockout at Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night

    Miami FL/ Grand Cayman BWI/Montego Bay, Jamaica -- April 8, 2013 – Stars and athletes at the Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night are enjoying an authentic “taste of the Islands”, each receiving a Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cake and $100 gift certificate in their VIP gift bags. Held in Phoenix, Arizona this annual charity gala brings together many of today’s hottest celebrities and athletes to raise money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Stars at this year’s event receiving the exclusive gift bag created by Jewels and Pinstripes and valued at over $1,400 included Jennifer Lopez, Billy Crystal,  Steve Martin, Reba McEntire, Andrea Bocelli, Joe Manganiello, Evander Holyfield and of course, Muhammad Ali among others.

    “Celebrity Fight Night is such a special event which touches the lives of so many people,” said Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, chief marketing officer for Tortuga. “We are honored to work with the folks at Jewels and Pinstripes to support such an important cause.”

    The popular Entertainment Tonight television show offered one of these goodie-packed bags online at ETOnline.com and a contest to win another autographed gift bag runs until the end of April at www.thecelebritycafe.com

    Tortuga Rum Cakes are sold in gift and specialty stores throughout the Caribbean and North America and in onboard gift shops of nearly 100 cruise ships. They have been recognized by Porthole Cruise Magazine for 10 consecutive years as “Best Cruise Souvenir”. The complete line of Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes and gourmet products is available at www.tortugarumcakes.com

    Founded in the Cayman Islands in 1984 as the Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd., Tortuga International is part of Jamaica Producers Group of companies and has bakeries and operations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. The company’s Miami, Florida subsidiary, known as the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, handles sales, marketing and worldwide distribution.

  • Tortuga 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee Awarded The Gourmet Retailer Editors’ Pick for 2013 New Products

    Tortuga 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee Awarded The Gourmet Retailer Editors’ Pick for 2013 New Products

    Posted by Tortuga Rum Cake Company on 9/1/2013

    Tortuga 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee has earned a 2013 New Products Editors’ Pick from The Gourmet Retailer, one of the leading United States trade publications covering the specialty food industry.  The magazine honored only 50 products from the more than 940 submissions. Explaining their pick:“When you can’t get to Jamaica, bring it to you. This vacuum-packed, foil-sealed Blue Mountain coffee comes with an escape hatch to the tropics . . . the vacation feeling is included free of charge.”

    One of the most sought after coffees in the world, Tortuga 100% Blue Mountain® Coffee is handpicked in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica and roasted by the finest local roast masters just before shipping. It is treasured for its balanced blend of richness, and perfect acidity which creates a distinctive aroma only found in 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee.

    Choose Ground vacuum packed immediately after roasting and grinding to seal in the aroma and freshness. Or Roasted Whole Beans frequently preferred by coffee aficionados who want to grind their own. Each 7 oz bag brews 16 to 25 cups. Suggested retail price is $21.99 for ground and $23.99 for whole beans.

    “We are pleased that Tortuga 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee has been honored with this 2013 New Product Editors’ Pick,” says Marcus Simmonds, Tortuga CEO. “It shines a bright light on one of Jamaica’s best exports and we are delighted to be able to include this exclusive coffee in our Tortuga product line.”

    The Tortuga brand is well-known by the more than 20 million annual Caribbean tourists and cruise ship passengers. Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes are the #1 export of the Cayman Islands and named “Best Cruise Souvenir” by Porthole Cruise Magazine, a recognition earned for 10 consecutive years. The Tortuga product line includes rum flavored coffees, savory Caribbean sauces, rum fudge and more – sold in gift and specialty food departments and gourmet stores throughout the Caribbean and North America and in onboard gift shops of nearly 100 cruise ships.

    Tortuga International is part of the Jamaica Producers Group of companies and has bakeries and operations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. Tortuga Rum Cake Company, the company’s Miami, Florida subsidiary, handles sales, marketing and worldwide distribution.   See www.tortugarumcakes.com

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