kisa w'ap fe bel ti "weekend" sa? Stop by tomorrow (Sunday) @stopngo_supermarket for tasting of new products. If you haven't tried our products -- now is your chance!
Imajine w'ap manje yon bon ti kabrit la, byen bouwi -- konamn'w ap epise'l? Yon ti piman gede se sa net! .
Friday evening is the perfect time to bring you another #kreyòlincolor -- Kreyòl doesn't really have gendered words, unlike its partial derivative French. But often when someone is speaking of a persons nationality or place of birth, they'll use the French gendered descriptor even when speaking kreyòl. In the spirit of Carnival season, here is how you refer to someone from Jacmel --- Kote'w soti? MyaBèl is from Croix-des-Bouquets, thus we are "Christienne." Leave what you are in the comments!
Which carnival celebration is you favorite? The National one typically held in the capital or the quintessentially Jacmel one held in the south. Let us know in the comments section. Carnival season in Haiti officially ends the Monday after Easter with the final street "rara" bands and we are here for every moment of it. After all, our products are best served next to a big ol' heap of good-times. 📷@maxencebradley
Happy Friday all!!! Your #kreyolincolor word today is "degizman" essentially how you are dressed during the Carnival season, colors, face paint, masks etc.
We celebrate the art of degizman in our food with punching up our dishes with as much color as possible. Stay tuned for the month of April where we are bringing you all sorts of recipes... #ayitinankem #ayitikifel
All this madi gra talk has reminded us to tell you about our "hang-over" reliever. Our "Apre-Dans" tea is made with ginger, dill, and cinnamon. Works great on hang-overs or generally when you are tired and need a boost of energy. We take it first thing on an empty stomach on days when we want to conquer the world (every day that ends with "y")...😉 #bottomsup
#kreyolincolor Lesson 1 -
We love kreyòl, how the words are phonetic and full of color. We love that the “r” found in a French word derivative isn’t pronounced or pronounced like a “w.” All of our product names are kreyòl so the full colorfulness of is ingredients are capitalized.
1/3 of our start-up team is Bostonian, so the lack of a pronounced "r" reminds us of the Boston accent – say “Mardi Gras” like a Bostonian “Mah-dii- Grr-haa…” and you are almost to the kreyòl accent.
Can you hear that? It’s the sweet sound of the chants, the laughter in the background… Although the "defile" (parade) part of Carnival season has come and gone, we keep it alive by drinking our “Kanaval” themed iced tea, make sure you try it next time you catch us at a tasting this Sunday we'll be @stopngosupermarket. 📷 @edine_celestin
Once started by followers of the Catholic religion of a costume festival right before the first day of Lent. The name derived from the inability to eat meat during the lent season has taken on a life of its own. One of the largest carnival celebrations in the Caribbean is right here in Haiti. Do you love Kanaval as much as we do? .
“BWE MABI, MABI, MABI-IIIII” the standard street merchant call for selling Mabi. Mabi is a tree and its bark is shaved and used in a drink for its healing properties. .
We took this classic bitter Carnival drink and bottled it for the world to enjoy. Ours is infused with ripe mangoes and “bwadin” (bay rhum leaf) A very particular taste, if you love Mabi, you are a die-hard for it. We branded this product with the flavor of Carnival. Let us know in the comments if you LOVE mabi as much as we do! .