Christmas time in Jamaica starts with the changing of sheets and curtains, painting of houses, decorating and setting up of Christmas tree but most importantly SOAKING THE FRUITS FOR THE CHRISTMAS CAKE. Once the fruits have been soaked, then the sorrel preparation is next in line for picking and bottling followed by the preparation of the Ram Goat and pig. While living away from home, busy schedules and different structures may prevent many from upholding the traditions as they would be practiced in Jamaica. Mojamaican has partnered with Golden Krust to distribute Jamaican Christmas cake as it would have been made in Jamaica to ensure that the spirit of a Jamaican Christmas is preserved. In addition, Grace Foods, makes a great sorrel drink that calls for the clearing of throat after the first drink, as the ginger in potent and only lacking that rum which can be added for persons at the legal drinking age. Besides the two Christmas favorites Mopackages make the perfect Christmas gift for a Jamaican living away from home.
Thank me later for this great gift idea.
In the year 2012 I made the conscious decision to migrate from Jamaica. While it was a hard decision to make I knew that it was what was needed to be done, given the limited opportunities for growth that I had access to.
Upon arrival to the United States of America, one of the biggest struggles I had to deal with was adapting the American cuisine. This made it difficult for me when I started dating my husband as I was always leaving the restaurant without having consumed most of the meal. Life in Jamaica meant 3 cooked meals, nicely seasoned and a flavor profile unique to the soils of Jamaica.
Hence, whenever I get homesick, my first statement to David is usually "I need to go home", home being Jamaica. Even though he gets more excited than I do to visit home and get grandma's cooking, I know many persons living away from home, do not have the flexibility to go home as often as they would like to for numerous reasons.
MoJamaican, through providing snacks, seasonings and spices, thrives to help ease that homesickness that many feel when they are feeling for that touch of Jamaica on their palates. It is hoped that even though there is no place like home, that you, our customers are able to create your favorite meals and enjoy it in your new place of residence until you have the opportunity to go home and have the family chef, who is almost always your grandma, prepare your favorite meal.
A part of MoJamaican that is dedicated to meal recreation is Meal Preparation. With each purchase is a recipe that is mailed to you, but most importantly, it has all the seasonings you will need to recreate the meal. The products are authentic to Jamaica and by trusted brands in Jamaica such as Grace Kennedy, Lasco, Easispice among others. The recipe is especially for those who have never made the meal for themselves and are wanting to recreate the Jamaican delicacy.
Check out our Meal Preparation section and get cooking!!!
Remember it is an immersive experience in each box!!
I don't think there is anyone who does not like discounts, no matter how small or big. Of the many feedbacks we have heard from you our loyal customers is shipping cost and so we have and will be for the rest of the year be offering free shipping all across the United States of America. But what if I don't live in the USA? We have several other options in the form of percentage discount and dollar amount discounts that will reduce the cost of your purchase due to you paying full shipping.
Listed below are all the coupon codes you will need to determine the best discount on your first/next Jamaican Care Packaged provided by us at Mojamaican.
1. 15% off your purchase of $50 or more. This has a dollar value of $7.50 off if you spend $50, $15 off if you spend $100. How to get this discount? use coupon code FIRST15
2. Our most popular is 10% off the purchase of $35 or more. This has a dollar value of $3.50 if you spend $30 and up to $4.90 if you spend $49. If you have $50 worth of Jamaican snacks and Jamaican goodies in your checkout cart then you should be using the coupon code of 15% off 50. But for this discount you will use the code TENOFFMO
With these two coupons our customers who are ineligible for free shipping are still able to get discount on their purchases.
3. I think I have mentioned it enough free shipping on orders $35 or more in the United States of America ONLY. Coupon code freeship101
We are also currently doing two other special discounts all of 35% off select snacks using code JASNACKS35 and $5 off your purchase of $30 or more using code 5OFF
Enjoy your discounts!!!!
I know it is weird to have a blog title "Disney Inspired" on a Jamaican blog about Jamaican food. Hang with me on this journey and you will figure it out.
Disney as a brand is an industry titan that has become the ruler against which service is measured. In the year 2016 I became a Cast Member and from my hire date, my perspective on service has entirely changed. Disney as a brand has a service oriented culture that focuses on satisfaction of guest. However, Disney prizes itself on making magical moments in the form of memories that will last a lifetime. It is through adapting this mentality, that Mojamaican, despite competitors, creates a more immersive feeling for each customer through our packaging.
While everyone can order from almost any online store, what is left behind with the customer after the consumption of the product is more important. As a brand, we have created Jamaica in a box through adding elements of what is reflective of Jamaica and keepsakes that our customers can have. Some of our added features are themed confetti that is the Jamaican colours, a hand written "Thank you note" and another surprise.
It is through having worked with a brand that values guest loyalty and repeat business that as a frontline Cast Member creating and executing daily magical moments for all guests of all ages that I am able to apply this principle to Mojamaican. While Mojamaican is growing in delivering Jamaican Care Packages to Jamaicans and Jamaican enthusiasts we have included in our vision and mission the need to service our customers beyond their expectations. Hence our Vision: Providing unparalleled packaging of Jamaican delicacies throughout the diaspora and beyond.
We hope to continue to create fond memories of Jamaica and the Jamaican culture through packaging your favorite Jamaican snacks, Jamaican beverages, Jamaican seasonings and spices as well as Jamaican Merchandise. Through your loyalty to us and our vision, we hope to, together contribute to the Jamaican economy.
Jamaica as an island in the Caribbean is blessed with a unique and diverse food culture that is like no other country. With each snack, seasoning or beverage is a past time, a story a unique purpose behind its creation. With trusted and authentic brands such as Grace Kennedy Group whose mission is "To take the taste of Jamaican and other Caribbean foods to the world and world-class financial services to our region", Easispice, Lasco embracing "Everyday Family Values", Caribbean Sunshine, among other brands and products in our store we are equipped to deliver only what is truly Jamaican in flavor, ideology, culture and authenticity.
Supporting Mojamaican is supporting an company that has learnt from the titans of great customer service and is always putting the customer first and daily going above and beyond. Simple following the footsteps of Magical Moments and pixie dust.
PS when you make your order, "Note to seller" use it and tell us any additions or alterations you need or simple message us using the message icon on our page!
Growing up in Jamaica, snack was not freely given to kids as it is now. I remember growing up my mom would open a pack of two or three big foot and share it among us siblings. No one had their own pack to indulge in, not because we were poor but simple because my mom thought snacks were earned and placed a greater emphasis on us eating cooked meals or fruits.
I think it is this sense of always wanting more that caused me to develop a love and crave for snacks and have allowed Moses to indulge in snacking.
Jamaican snacks are uniquely flavored and have a reputation of consistency. The snacks from my childhood which are now featured in our products being sold, taste just the same as they did 29 years ago. While they do resemble some common/well known snacks found in other countries, there is a uniqueness to the flavors that hits your palates.
Among the snacks in Jamaica are a few rivals (friendly), St Mary's Banana Chips and Chippies Banana Chips, personally, I loooove Chippies while Moses Loooves St Mary's Banana Chips. If researched, one will find that Jamaicans have a loyalty to certain brands and flavors and no matter the alternative or competitive brand, few Jamaicans like myself will not switch. Not to say I don't eat St Mary's Banana Chips but I just love Chippies Banana Chips.
It is with this love for snacks that we created MoPackages with snacks between 6-7 per care package, because I know that a single serving of Jamaican snacks is not enough.
While many have admired our culture for its jerk chicken, festival, ackee and salted fish, many have shied away from indulging in our snacks for fear of what they may taste like. To help your taste buds, check out the review below where you get an idea of what some of our popular snacks taste like.
Thank you for reading!
BIG FOOT (BOX OF 3)- el snack de queso talla gigante
Included in this MoPackage are 3 Big Foot snacks. Big Foot the giant size snack
TIKI CHOCOLATE BARS (BOX OF 9)
Nine Tiki Bars included
3 Coconut Craze
3 Vanilla Thrilla
OCHO RIOS TAMARIND BALLS (GLUTEN FREE)
$5.99 - $12.99
Included are the following items:
FOUR packs of Ocho Rios Tamarind balls.
ST MARY'S BANANA CHIPS (BOX OF 7)
Banana chips kettle cooked with sea salt. Delicious snack
Package includes the following:
Seven (7) St Mary Banana Chips (30gs each)
CHEE ZEES ( BOX OF 6)
Package will include SIX (6) Chee Zees
Chee Zees are crunchyCheese flavoured snacks made with real cheese
DEVON CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVE (BOX OF 6)
Included in this package are SIX (6) Chocolate Digestives
Chocolate Coated wheatmeal Biscuit
EXCELSIOR CHEESE KRUNCHIES (BOX OF 3)
Included are THREE (3) Excelsior Cheese Krunchies Real Cheese Biscuits (113 grams each)
MOJAMAICAN 5 FOR 5 JAMAICAN CARE PACKAGE
CHOOSE ANY FIVE!!! MIX AND MATCH TO CREATE A JAMAICAN CARE PACKAGE WITH YOUR FAVORITE JAMAICAN SNACKS. YOU ARE ABLE TO CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING SNACKS:
TIKI (HAZELNUT, COCONUT CRAVE OR VANILLA)
EXCELSIOR CHEESE KRUNCHIES
DEVON CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVES
One of the most distinguished days in the Jamaican culture is Sunday. It is the day of showcasing the best! #Sundaybest!!! It is the day where we dress in our best clothing and have the best meal of the week! A protein complimented by rice and peas (usually red beans) but as it gets closer to Christmas gungo peas tek over.
As a child, Saturday nights my mom would season the protein that is to be cooked for Sunday dinner and she would put the peas in 3-4 cups of water in the pot and leave it overnight! This was before peas come inna can already cooked! She would wake up early Sunday morning, put the peas on the stove, then you could hear her grating the coconut! The process involved cutting the harden coconut jelly from the coconut shell then grating it and adding water to get the milk. But as technology improved we moved from the grater to the blender. It was fairly recent we had the convenient packages of coconut milk.
For my mom, cooking Sunday dinner was a long meticulous process... it seemed almost as if, if a single step was missed, Sunday in its entirety would be ruined. To compliment this delicious rice and beans was NEVER tin mackerel , NEVER, corn beef, NEVER chicken back... ALWAYS Snapper, Doctor Fish, Pork Chops, Chicken Breast (only part of chicken for Sunday), Oxtail or Goat. The presentation was different, the smell was different, simply everything about Sunday was different.
Today, Sunday October 21st as I type this blog I am munching on pizza, feeling lazy about cooking, but there is something telling me "Crystal you don't want to ruin Sunday...guh cook!" The Sunday tradition of Jamaica lives in the hearts of all Jamaican and no matter where you are, you are inclined to cook yuh rice and peas and chicken or what ever other decadent protein, katch on some vegetables and have a nice drink of Carrot juice or some Lasco.
The Jamaican culture is so unique and so vibrant. Placing so much emphasis on food and food preparation. Though we have progressed to having prepacked coconut milk and canned peas, the seasonings and spices have remained the same. Grace, Easispice and Lasco among other authentic brands have continued to ensure that the foods we fell in love with as kids, remain the same throughout life. This then gives us the opportunity to hand down these recipes to over kids and future generations of Jamaicans born or living the diaspora as well as to Jamaican enthusiasts.
Exploring our website you will find under meal preparation our prepackages based on meals you want to recreate. Each package is mailed with a laminated recipe so you can recreate or for the first time create and authentic Jamaican meal.
Brown Stew Pineapple Chicken
Included to recreate this Jamaican Delicacy are the following items:
RECIPE will also be mailed in package to help you in recreating this meal
Jamaican Oxtail with Butter beans
Included to recreate this Jamaican delicacy are the following items:
RECIPE will also be mailed in package to help you in recreating this meal
Included to recreate this Jamaican Delicacy are the following items:
Chicken Seasoning All Purpose Seasoning
WALKERSWOOD SWEET TREAT BROWNING
Brings the rich sweetness of caramel flavor and color to make baking even more delicious
Grace Caribbean Curry
Only a few left!
Experience the authentic taste of the Caribbean with a range of peppers made with ripe peppers grown in the foothills of Jamaica
TIS THE SEASON (CHRISTMAS DRINK) SORREL GINGER (BOX OF 3)
Included are THREE Grace Tropical Rhythms Sorrel Ginger
Makes the perfect Jamaican Care Package for Christmas
Health Benefits of Jamaican Sorrel. Indians, Mexicans, and Africans use it as a diuretic, to thin blood, and to lower blood pressure. Jamaican Sorrel is high in vitamins and minerals with powerful antioxidant properties. It helps lower elevated blood pressure, bad cholesterol and detoxify the entire body.
Grace canned mackerel in tomato sauce has been among the many daily dishes in Jamaica that is had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It can be combined with any staple and create a perfectly delicious meal.
While the label says " Mackerel in tomato sauce", in the Jamaican culture, this delicacy has found itself many alternative names such as "dutty gyal", "Flash out", "tin bum", "Grenade can", "Sketel" among other names. I believe that it is the versatility of this product that has made it a classic.
In recent months, Grace Mackerel a household name, has found new love in the hearts of many when popular dancehall entertainer Ding Dong's did a remix of 'Flairy' to show an exquisite side to tin bum when paired with sausage and sautéed peppers.
Eating mackerel is now a flairy experience!
Following this commercial.... Tin Mackerel leveled up! Check out the video below.(we do not own the rights to the video)
GRACE CHICKEN VIENNA SAUSAGE
MO Jamaican provides products in five (5) categories of Jamaican Care Packages. Mo Packages, Meal Preparation, Mo creation, Jamaican snacks and Beverages.
Mo packages are predesigned ready to ship products that have a variety of products that research have shown to be most popular among Jamaicans and others interested in indulging in the Jamaican experience. Customers also have the ability to create their own Mo Packages and in some cases receive a 10% discount.
Meal Preparation is similar to Mo packages in the sense that predesigned packages are mailed to customers, with one exception, these packages are for meal recreations and are attached to the recipe. Customers will receive a recipe along with the seasonings to guide them in creating or recreating the Jamaican delicacy. NO MEAT KIND IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE! ONLY PREPACKAGED PRODUCTS. CUSTOMERS WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THE MEAT FROM THEIR LOCAL GROCERY STORE.
Mo Featured Creation will be a category in which we have featured specialties based on customer response and requests based on what is being purchased.
Beverages is self explanatory. In this category customers can purchase individual beverage items, beverage packages that are predesigned, create their own package as well as purchase drink recipes similar to meal preparations that will also have a recipe in the package.
Jamaican Snacks is self explanatory as well. Here you will indulge in the best snacks of the Jamaican culture.
Of the many questions I have received since the opening of Mojamaican, "why Jamaican food?" has been the most popular question. Besides the fact that our son Moses is obsessed with Jamaican food and traveling to Jamaica, being in the hospitality industry, I stumble upon many people who, upon realizing I am from Jamaica, immediate starts talking about our food and culture. While Mojamaican is geared towards Jamaicans like myself who are now living aboard, Mojamaican is also geared towards Jamaican enthusiasts.
Jamaica as a country is heavily reliant on Tourism. Today, tourism is considered Jamaica's second most important earner of foreign exchange. Stores, restaurants, transportation, and many other activities that cater to tourists also provide direct employment in the industry. Many other Jamaicans in every sector of the economy earn part of their income from tourism. While many visit from near or far to indulge in our culture, upon return to their homes, they do not have the resources to recreate a meal that they enjoyed while on vacation. Specifically, MEAL PREPARATION as a category offered by us is to present what many tourists have said to enjoy of the Jamaican cuisine and giving them the tools to recreate or create that meal. MEAL PREPARATION allows for our customers to choose a meal or beverage they have an interest in and the core ingredients will be mailed to them alongside a recipe that allows then to recreate the item selected.
For example: https://www.mojamaican.us/store/p63/www.mojamaican.us/shop.html.html#/
For a customer who chooses the oxtail option under meal preparation, a MoPackage containing :
In the meal preparation section visitors to our website will find a few of the well sought after Jamaican delicacies that are enjoyed on a daily basis by Jamaicans. Mojamaican is aimed at giving an inclusive feeling and yaad vibes to Jamaicans at Home, Jamaicans Aboard and Jamaicans at heart (enthusiast) .
We are open 24/7 to answer all your questions and meet all your needs. We would be more than happy to assist you in creating your next MoPackage filled with all the Jamaican flavours your pallet enjoys!!!