Chocolate Covered Guava
Experience an exotic treat that celebrates local tradition! Sweet guava jelly, made with fragrant guava fruits grown in nurturing Costa Rica are bathed in rich dark gourmet chocolate. Café Britt “Guayabitas” rekindle an age-old traditional flavor in Costa Rican sweets to share with friends and family at home.
Guava is one of the most gregarious of fruit trees, growing in many places around the world and almost universally known by its common English name. Known as guayaba in Spanish, the small fruit is thought to have originated near southern Mexico and throughout Central America.
Of the fruit’s more than 150 varieties, one is commonly known as the Costa Rican guava. White, fragrant flowers precede the round, yellow-skinned fruit. Inside, the flesh of the guava is highly acidic and naturally high in pectin, which is perfect for jelly making. Known for its strong, sweet fragrance, the flavor of the fruit is reminiscent of strawberry and pear.
In Costa Rica, Guayabitas are a traditional candy. We coat the prized guava jelly in premium dark chocolate, creating one of the finest samples of this locally loved sweet treat.