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The Haitian Times: Kremas Classics 2021 Video Recap

The Haitian Times: Kremas Classics 2021 Video Recap

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
From The Haitian Times "Bonbon Lakay, a specialty Haitian treats store in Park Slope, held the first Kremas Classic to answer the age-old question: Who makes the best Kremas? A new generation of kremas maker responded to the call. The winners were awarded Best Kremas Brand, Best Homemade Kremas, or People's Choice prizes."
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Celebrate Women's History Month at Bonbon Lakay!

Celebrate Women's History Month at Bonbon Lakay!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
Bonbon Lakay is celebrating Women’s History Month! Join us each weekend as we celebrate with multiple pop ups from women entrepreneurs that we know and love. 
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DUOLINGO Partnership: Practice Your Creole at Bonbon Lakay

DUOLINGO Partnership: Practice Your Creole at Bonbon Lakay

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
  It's official! Duolingo launched a Haitian Creole course this past week to much excitement wit...
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Meet the Bonbon Lakay Kremas Classics Contestants!

Meet the Bonbon Lakay Kremas Classics Contestants!

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Written by June Claver
Can't spell Haitian Christmas without Kremas! Bonbon Lakay, a specialty Haitian treats store in Park Slope, held the first ever Kremas Classics: A Tasting, Pop-up Shopping Event and Competition for Kremas Makers and Kremas Lovers alike. When we asked the age-old question of who makes the best Kremas, 7 new generation of Kremas Makers stepped up to answer the call. The winners were awarded Best Kremas Brand, Most Authentic Kremas Flavour and People’s Choice Award.
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The First Ever Kremas Classics Are Here!

The First Ever Kremas Classics Are Here!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc

Taste, Shop, and vote for the best Kremas. The ultimate winners for the Kremas Classics will be selected by a panel of Judges and yourself. Three winners will be awarded 2021's Best Kremas Brand, Best Homemade, and People's Choice 2021.

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Updated 9/30 - We're Hiring! Be a Part of The Founding Staff At Bonbon Lakay!

Updated 9/30 - We're Hiring! Be a Part of The Founding Staff At Bonbon Lakay!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc

Bonbon Lakay is hiring for the roles listed! Positions are all part-time. Partial benefits and perks are available.  Email your resume, and a couple sentences letting us know what you're looking for in your ideal work place to work@Bonbonlakay.com


Who we are looking for? Our ideal team members have:

  • 0-3 year related work experience in food or retail 
  • Food handler’s license
  • Love for Caribbean Culture & History 
  • Great people skills and are excited at the thought of meeting new people
  • Deep love and/or curiosity for Haitian Food, Art & Culture
  • Familiarity with social media culture and food trends
  • Love, and respect for all people, regardless of their backgrounds, race, sexual preference
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A Bonbon Lakay Specialty Food Store is Coming This Summer!

A Bonbon Lakay Specialty Food Store is Coming This Summer!

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Written by Edgina Desormeau
We've been working tirelessly to find the right location with a landlord that truly understands our culture and our long-term vision for Bonbon Lakay. It took sooooo much longer than expected but we did it! It is with so much pride, joy and relief that I share with you Bonbon Lakay is getting a permanent home in Brooklyn’s neighborhood of Park Slope!
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LaviSpicy Peanut Butter Featured on Bon Appetit

Lavi Spicy Peanut Butter Featured on Bon Appetit! Get The Recipe

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
From Bon Appetit "Lavi Spicy Peanut Butter™ (“Lavi”) is a delicious, new spicy peanut butter available in the US and Canada. Inspired by a Haitian family recipe, it is made with love by Sergeline René and social enterprise Acceso Haiti with the highest quality 100% Haitian-grown peanuts and infused with Scotch bonnet peppers. Each purchase of Lavi empowers small Haitian farmers and supports the feeding nutritious peanut-based snacks to Haitian schoolchildren..." 
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50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: Coffee Spa Day with 3 Ingredients or Less!

50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: Coffee Spa Day with 3 Ingredients or Less!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
Continuing our series for 50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series, we br...
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50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: 5 Coffee Desserts to Cure Your Sweet Tooth!

50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: 5 Coffee Desserts to Cure Your Sweet Tooth!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
Continuing our Bonbon Lakay Blog Series: 50 creative ways to use coffee, from skincare to cockta...
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50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: How to Make Instant Coffee with our Haitian Coffee

50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: How to Make Instant Coffee with our Haitian Coffee

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
With the hype of the Dalgona coffee, Instant coffee is making a comeback. Although the Dalgona co...
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50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: Haitian Coffee Liqueur

50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: Haitian Coffee Liqueur

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
To accompany the Bonbon Lakay blog series, we bring you a recipe inspired by The Spruce Eats but ...
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50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: 5 Iced Coffee Recipes to Try!

50 Creative Ways to Use Coffee From Skincare To Cocktails Series: 5 Iced Coffee Recipes to Try!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
We’re bringing you the first Bonbon Lakay Blog Series: 50 creative uses for coffee, from skincare to cocktails! We're excited to feature the most popular recipes from around the world and recipes of our own using premium Haitian coffee found here on Bonbonlakay.com
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Businesses Owned by The Bonbon Lakay Community

Businesses Owned by The Bonbon Lakay Community

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
August is National Black Business Month! We know several of our followers and customers are business owners as well. To celebrate and promote each other, we reached out to our followers and asked them to list their businesses or other businesses that they love. From there we compiled a list of companies that everyone should check out!
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Plan Ki Pale Kreyol Gives Bonbon Lakay  Langue Boeuf and Lavi Spicy Peanut Butter a Try

Plan Ki Pale Kreyol Gives Bonbon Lakay Langue Boeuf and Lavi Spicy Peanut Butter a Try

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc

Bonbon Lakay & Blan Ki Pale Kreyol(Craig Palsson) are partnering to spread awareness that Haitian treats are available to order online on BonbonLakay.com.

Use code #BLAN to get free shipping on US orders of $39 or more.

 

Want to become a #BONBONPARTNER like Craig? Sign-up for our Affiliate Program here.

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Haitian Hot Chocolat Recipe - Chokola Peyi

Haitian Hot Chocolat Recipe - Chokola Peyi

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Written by Edgina Desormeau
Also called "Chokola Peyi" meaning "country chocolate", peyi in creole is synonymous with organic, natural, unprocessed locally made. The Haitian chocolate used to make the hot chocolate comes in powder and the hard round shapes pictured. It's made from roasted cocoa beans, that is then grounded into a paste and hardened. Read on for our recipe for drinking hot chocolate.
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Event Recap: Relive the Moments From The Bonbon Lakay 1 Year Anniversary!

Event Recap: Relive the Moments From The Bonbon Lakay 1 Year Anniversary!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
On Friday November 15th we celebrated the 1 year anniversary of Bonbon Lakay Inc over fritay, cla...
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How Much Do you Know About Askanya Chocolates? Watch The SeeJeanty UnBoxing with Founder Corinne

How Much Do you Know About Askanya Chocolates? Watch The SeeJeanty UnBoxing with Founder Corinne

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
In this video we learn about Corinne's background and her motivation for starting Les Chocolateries Askanya.
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Tickets Available Now to our One Year Anniversary Party - Live DJ & Complimentary Clairin Drinks

Tickets Available Now to our One Year Anniversary Party - Live DJ & Complimentary Clairin Drinks

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc

Bonbon Lakay Turns One! We are celebrating with some of our favorite Haitian dishes and of course the Haitian snacks Bonbon Lakay is now known for. Come be transported to the Pearl of the Caribbean with us, with griot, clairin and good music.

Tickets are available here on Eventbrite

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Bonbon Lakay Haitian Products Chris Jeanty

Watch YouTuber and Haitian Entrepreneur Chris Jeanty Unbox Bonbon Lakay Treats!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc

We had a great opportunity to connect with Chris and send him some treats! This was not a paid or scripted collaboration! So we're incredibly flattered by his great review. We hope you'll find his unboxing video helpful.

"We are getting a chance to unbox Bonbon Lakay, a bakery delivery service that brings your favorite Haitian comfort sweets and treats right to your door step. Never again go without because of living in areas where no bakery is present. All products featured use Haiti sourced ingredients and true to recipes true to tradition."

Subscribe to his channel and follow @SeeJeanty!

▶️ https://www.youtube.com/c/seejeanty

📸 https://www.instagram.com/seejeanty

 

 

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They Are Here! Bonbon Lakay Now Offers Carton Regular Box Options

They Are Here! Bonbon Lakay Now Offers Carton Regular Box Options

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc
The carton boxes also make great party favors! If you're interested in getting 25 or more tin or carton boxes please reach out directly...
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Celebrate Our Founder's 30th Birthday with 30% Off!

Celebrate Our Founder's 30th Birthday with 30% Off!

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc

Our Founder Edgina turns 30 this week! To celebrate this big milestone birthday we are offering 30% off site wide, no minimum purchase,  to the first 30 customers!

Use code BDAY30 at checkout.

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Bonbon Lakay Frozen Haitian Patty Baking Instructions

Bonbon Lakay Frozen Haitian Patty Baking Instructions

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Written by Bonbon Lakay Inc

You've purchased Haitian Patties on Bonbonlakay.com! YAY! now it's time to bake them.

You will need to use a regular oven or toaster oven. Microwave is not recommended. 

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Our Haitian Heritage Month Sugar Hill Creamery Collaboration

Our Haitian Heritage Month Sugar Hill Creamery Collaboration

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Written by Edgina Desormeau
This month we partnered with husband & wife owned Sugar Hill Creamery in Harlem to bring our NYC customers a limited edition ice cream “La Révolution”.
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Meet Bonbon Lakay Charity Partner: Anseye Pou Ayiti

Meet Bonbon Lakay Charity Partner: Anseye Pou Ayiti

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Written by Edgina Desormeau

At Bonbon Lakay we strive to always sell products from companies that have an instant positive impact in their local Haitian communities. By launching with Haiti based brands with Askanya Chocolate and Singing Rooster we were able to start achieving that goal from day one. In cases where we don’t work with suppliers that are based in Haiti, a portion of profits from such products are donated to our charity partner, Anseye Pou Ayiti. 

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What is Langue de Boeuf? Is There Beef in It?

What is Langue de Boeuf? Is There Beef in It?

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Written by Edgina Desormeau

For one, it is one of the most asked about items on the site. This buttery, flaky bliss of goodness of a pastry is named after a cow’s tongue. It’s a thin layer of dough, with one side covered in melted candied sugar and the other side in sugar crystals. Once the buttery dough bakes into a bubbly spotted pattern it resembles a cow’s tongue. 

Growing up in Haiti any day that I got to eat langue de beouf was a great day! 

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YouTuber Emmy Made In Japan Tries Haitian Sweets

YouTuber Emmy Made In Japan Tries Haitian Sweets

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Written by Edgina Desormeau
The vendors featured are not Bonbon Lakay vendors(yet), but this is a fun and helpful video nonetheless. Watch Emmy try bonbon koka aka bonbon amidon, papita, amongst other Haitian treats.
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Bonbon Lakay December Featured Product: Decadent Dous Makos

Bonbon Lakay December Featured Product: Decadent Dous Makos

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Written by Edgina Desormeau
The holy grail of Haitian sweets, dous makos, pronounced "doos - mackauhs" is a vanilla milk fudge. The recipe is said to have been created in the 1930s by Belgian Entrepreneur Fernand Macos, who set up shop in Petit-Gôave, Haiti. Since 1939, the dous makos recipe has been adopted by various sellers and families. One family that has also long been associated with dous makos is LaBarre.  Fernand LaBarre née Norélia Jérôme started working for Mrs. Macos in 1930s to make and sell the product. It's been said that she had her own recipe prior to working with the Macos family, and started making this delicious fudge at the age of 15.    
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The Story Behind Our Haitian Rhum Cakes, Baked with Love

The Story Behind Our Haitian Rhum Cakes, Baked with Love

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Written by Edgina Desormeau
With every cake made, someone always without fail suggested I open a bakery, or take cake orders. And I would take an order here and there, but never pursued baking as a profession, and never saw my cakes as a viable business. Not because I didn’t believe in myself or my cakes, but because they were always such a labor of love. If I take the time to bake you a cake, it’s because I love you. You’re special to me so I am offering you something that is special to me. I could never start selling my love.  By Father's Day 2019 you will be able to buy our Haitian rhum cake here on our website.
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Africans Try Haitian Snacks While Drunk on Haitian Rum

Africans Try Haitian Snacks While Drunk on Haitian Rum

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Written by Edgina Desormeau
Watch unfiltered reactions to Haitian snacks
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