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View Poll Results: Which rum cake do you prefer? Tortuga or Blackbeard?
Tortuga 6 66.67%
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Old March 30th, 2008, 11:29 PM
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Default Blackbeard or Tortuga rum cake?

I want to bring back rum cake for a few friends. Which brand do you prefer?

Blackbeard or Tortuga? Is there another brand? Those two seem to be what everyone talks about. Thanks
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I guess I am your only person to reply- BLACKBEARD for sure. I love them!!!! and they are bigger.
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My vote goes to Blackbeard. They usually have some sort of special like buy 6 of the small cakes & get a large one free. That way you can bring home lots of different flavours!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Default Rum Cakes

Hi..
My husband flies to the Cayman Islands a lot and always brings home Tortuga Rum Cakes...all different flavors. I certainly have no complaints about them! I just told him about the Blackbeards, so I think he will look for those next time... just to see the difference.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Is there anyplace close to the pier to buy rumcakes?
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Old April 25th, 2008, 01:42 PM
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There are Tortola places all over including near the tender docks. I prefer Blackbeard.
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We bought both, and preferred the Blackbeards. Although it seemed the Tortuga brand was everwhere, including the gift shop on the Carnival Conquest. Try the coconut, it's yummy!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 11:40 PM
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I prefer the Blackbeards cakes but haven't been able to find where to buy them the last couple of times I visited. Where can I buy them within walking distance of the pier?
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We sampled both Blackbeard and then Tortuga.....Blackbeards cakes taste better to us. We both these while in Grand Cayman! Yummy. My favorite is the coconut!
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Is there a max number of cakes you can bring back?
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Not that I know of. We brought back 6 little ones and one big one.
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Is there a max number of cakes you can bring back?
No.

If fact, Rum Cakes are considered much like a local handicraft and do not count against your US$400 per person customs exemption. You can take back as many as you want to carry or ship.
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No.

If fact, Rum Cakes are considered much like a local handicraft and do not count against your US$400 per person customs exemption. You can take back as many as you want to carry or ship.
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Do you guys know if it's okay to bring the rum cakes aboard and consume them during the cruise?
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Okay...so what port is it that you can get these rum cakes? I am dying to try them now!
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Oh...Grand Cayman? Sorry...should have read a little closer!
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We like them all! But Tortuga doesn't have our favorite rum raisin flavor, which Blackbeard's carries. On our first cruise, we walked from the tender dock at Grand Cayman to a small store that had Blackbeard's rum cakes. They had all the flavors out for sampling, and they are the ones who had the "buy 6 small, get a large free" deal. I'm sorry, I don't know the name of the store, but as I recall, it was almost directly in front of the pier but not on the main street. I'm going next month and will give you specific info then. You can buy the Tortuga rum cakes on the dock in Montego Bay, as well as on the ship. You can also order them online. Google Tortuga rum cakes.
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We have had both and I think they are equal in flavor. What I would suggest that you try at Tortuga's is their Cream Rum....It comes in a Leopard fabric bottle and it is so good that every time we go I get at least two bottles of it. Its great just poured over crushed ice. We're going back again in January
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