Ditty Island Delights
Best Seller: Gizzada
Gizzada is a traditional Jamaican pastry. We eat it as a snack/dessert. Some Jamaicans would say that they eat it for "breakfast, lunch or dinner, hahaha"
We grate fresh coconuts and cook them with Jamaican spices such as ginger, nutmeg and vanilla. Then, we create a dough cup by pinching the edges of the dough with our fingers. Some people call this pastry "pinch me round," because of this technique...
"I got my 1 Dozen in the mail Friday, it's now Monday & I'm eating the last one, lol!" _Maxine, DC
The Name Behind Ditty Island Delights
In loving memory of my late mom, Ditty!
These are the pastries my mom, Ditty used to bake & sell to send us to school in Jamaica. She was a single mom who had a passion for baking, belly laughs & bringing people together. Her dream was for us to start a Jamaican pastry business together after I finished university, she would bake & I'd run the business.
But, in my senior year, she died from stage 4 cancer in 2016. When I lost her, I lost everything. She was my mom & dad & protector, all in one... she was the one person who I could call when everything was going absolutely wrong and her "don't worry, everything will be ok," made everything okay & I had no doubt. I lost my passion for life and for business, but soon gained it back slowly as I used baking as my therapy to cope. The scent of nutmeg & vanilla would make me feel close to her on the harder days I faced.
We didn't get to start our business together, but today I get to keep her name alive through, Ditty....Island Delights.
A percentage of profits will be donated to different non-profits that aids single moms, cancer patients, students in need & more.
We are more than a business. Our goal is to give back to our community in every possible way as we grow. Help us, help others while enjoying delicious, authentic, Jamaican pastries.
"A mother's love in every bite."
MEET THE OWNER: Yanique Rhule
Hometown: St. Catherine, Jamaica
Favorite Meal: Ackee & Saltfish with 6 flour dumpling
Favorite Book: Who Moved My Cheese
Education (B.A. Marketing): Prairie View A&M University
Philosophy: "When life gives you lemons, freaking throw them back at life and take whatever you want........coconut pastries anyone?" _Yanique Rhule