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Deciphering the Infamous Tart Debate: Quest for the Ultimate Tart Superiority


Slices of Guava, Coconut and Pineapple Tart

If you've ever talked to a Virgin Islands local, you might have heard about the tart debate around the holidays. This iconic shortcrust pastry is woven into the fabric of our upbringing and offers a symphony of flavours in every bite. Crafted with care and tradition, its ingredients form a harmonious blend: flour, sugar, butter, and milk. Enriched with eggs, almond and vanilla essence, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, each tart boasts a nostalgic aroma that transports you to cherished memories. Along with the delight in the subtle hints of mixed spice. Savour the taste of home with every mouthful of our BVI tart.


The beloved tart comes alive in three delightful variations: coconut, pineapple, and guava. Each flavour embodies the essence of our tropical paradise, offering a burst of island-inspired goodness with every bite.


The coconut tart, with its creamy texture and tropical aroma, pays homage to the lush coconut palms swaying in the Caribbean breeze. Its delicate sweetness, infused with desiccated coconut and a hint of almond essence, evokes memories of sun-kissed shores and lazy afternoons.

Slice of Coconut Tart

Venture into the tangy embrace of the pineapple tart, where succulent pineapple chunks intertwine with the buttery pastry, creating a harmonious balance of sweet and tart flavours. Bursting with tropical freshness, this variant captures the essence of our vibrant island culture.


Woman posing with pineapple tarts

For those craving a taste of exotic sweetness, the guava tart beckons with its irresistible allure. Made with ripe guava puree and a touch of mixed spice, this tart offers a symphony of flavours that dance on the palate, transporting you to sun-drenched orchards and tropical bliss.


Man eating guava tart

In addition to the classic coconut, pineapple, and guava tarts, there are lesser-known flavours that tantalize the taste buds. Dive into the luscious sweetness of mango tart, where ripe mangoes meld seamlessly with the buttery pastry, creating a tropical symphony of flavours. Or indulge in the unique charm of guavaberry tart, featuring the indigenous guavaberry fruit, renowned for its rich, complex taste reminiscent of berries and spices.


Guavaberry Tart
Mango Tart












At Bonita, we're passionate about our tarts, but choosing a favourite among our delightful creations is no easy feat. That's where you come in. When you book with Bonita, you become our ultimate taste-tester, the esteemed tiebreaker in our delicious dilemma. Join us in the joyous pursuit of tart perfection and let your palate decide the winning flavour.


Whether you're savouring the creamy coconut, tangy pineapple, exotic guava, or even a lesser-known flavour, each bite of these iconic BVI tarts is a celebration of our rich culinary heritage and the natural bounty of our island home.



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