Tortuga Rum Cakes and Chocolate Rum Turtles with sea salt was featured on HSN, the television shopping network, on Tuesday, February 5. Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, the chief marketing officer for Tortuga International and the daughter of the founder of the Tortuga Rum Company, shared the Tortuga Rum Cake story and promoted the company's cakes and turtles as must-have Valentine's Day gifts.
Hamaty-Simmonds appeared during the E.A.T.(Edible, Amazing, Tasty Foods) programme hosted by Tamara Hooks and Helen Keaney.
Hamaty-Simmonds was invited to return to HSN following her successful appearance in December where she featured last-minute holiday gift ideas. "This is another excellent opportunity to showcase our authentic Caribbean brand." Shared the past Jamaica Observer Business Observer nominee "Our bakeries in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Barbados, and The Bahamas are busy baking cakes to meet the demand.
HSN is a leading interactive multi-channel retailer, offering a select assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities, and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7, and its website - hsn.com - is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site, featuring more than 16,000 product videos.
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 world's #1 selling rum cake and was, for the ninth consecutive year, named the 2013 Greatest Caribbean Gift by Porthole Cruise magazine. Tortuga products are 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.
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.