FAQs

What are Jamaican patties?

A staple food in the Caribbean- thanks to the intense flavours- Jamaican patties are derived from the Cornish Pasty. The significant differences are: the abundance of flavour, the importance of authenticity, and quality of pastry; this is why the Jamaican pattie is so sought-after. The Jamaican pattie allows international countries to feel the taste and presence of the Caribbean.

The Jamaican pattie is a street food, a result of the value it proposes due to the profusion of flavour and natural ingredients, combined with an affordable price, allowing the pattie to be a reputable product in a regular diet.

Think samosa to the Asians, think pizza to the Italians, think pasty to the Cornish – and you have the Caribbean pattie. A savoury shortcrust pastry, filled with meat, fish or vegetables and a special blend of herbs and spices, the pattie is a staple food in the Caribbean diet.

What are Jamaican patties made out of?

Typically, the Jamaican pattie contains a mixture of vegetables and a blend of spicy fillings which are baked to capture the flavour, accompanied by a generous amount of Scotch Bonnet chilli. The unique colour of the pattie is produced from the annatto and turmeric seasoning. We’re serious about bringing the flavour. 

Island Delight sticks to the roots as to what made the Jamaican pattie the success it is today and ensures we promote the authenticity of the pattie. Tried and tested over generations, Island Delight patties are concentrated high in flavour whilst packing the pastry with meat filled to validate the protruding shape of the pattie.

What are Jamaican beef patties called in Jamaica?

The title ‘pattie’ is universal; if one person asked for a pattie in Jamaica and another in England, they’d both be met with the same outcome to their satisfaction.

What do you eat Jamaican patties with?

The most common combination and ‘go-to’ is the pattie and coco bread. A natural fit to accommodate the pattie, coco bread provides a pertinent home which facilitates the enjoyment of a larger consumption of the pattie. Patties aren’t restricted to one combination, they can be placed alongside a variety of complementary snacks and dishes, removing the need of an appetiser. 

Roti is another respectful complement to the pattie, fitting of the Indian influence to the pattie. It doesn’t stop there; the Jamaican pattie has the competence to be consumed alone but have also be known to be consumed with cheese or salad, for those health-conscious eaters out there. Simply put, the Jamaican pattie is versatile, accommodating the various foodies.

Do you make vegan Jamaican patties?

We currently produce two vegan options to cater for the vegan community: Spicy vegetable (flaky pastry) and vegetable (shortcrust pastry). 

Where can I buy vegan Jamaican patties?

You can purchase vegan patties directly from us at our site located in Birmingham. Our team will be on hand to fulfil your demands, subject to availability, in a period of as little as a few minutes. 

Alternatively, you can purchase our vegan patties from well-known supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Iceland, Co-Op and Nisa local, along with other smaller stores. You can find your nearest store using our store locator.

What’s the difference between empanadas and patties?

Jamaican patties are always baked, whereas empanadas are either baked or fried. The origin of the two also differs, as the Pattie is from the Caribbean whereas the empanada originates from Europe, notably from Spain and Portugal. The two can also be differentiated by their size and fillings; patties are of larger size, whereas empanadas are associated with being a light snack.

Are Jamaican patties typically baked or fried?

As aforementioned, Jamaican patties are always baked. Adopting the method of baking, the pattie is made with care by allowing for the fusion of flavours. And yes, this is the process we follow, so rest assured you will be delighted with our patties!

How do you eat Jamaican patties?

Our patties are a ready-to-eat range but we recommend heating them up in the oven to obtain the best-tasting patties.

Are Jamaican patties spicy?

Jamaican patties are naturally high in flavour due to the rich ingredients that are present. It is no secret that spices are an imperative involvement for a wide range of pattie flavours so you can expect to feel the spice. The spice level for each of our patties is indicated on the packaging.

Can you bulk buy patties for an event?

Our patties can be bought chilled or frozen directly from us at our site in Birmingham. These can be purchased in volumes of 6, 12 or 24. Get in touch with either a call or fill in the “Get in touch’ form to see if we can deliver to you.

What is the difference between shortcrust and flaky pastry?

The difference between the two types of pastry is how much the pastry is made. Flaky pastry has the butter layered throughout the pastry forcing the layers apart when in the oven to give that flakiness. 

If I can’t find patties near me what do I do?

If you can’t find any of the patties near you, contact us by email at contact@cleone.co.uk

Are Island Delight products GM free?

All Island Delight patties are free from GM products, nut products, artificial preservatives, colours and flavours. Why? Because we believe in bringing our customers only the most natural and authentic patties – just as you would enjoy in the Caribbean.

Can I freeze Island Delight patties?

Island Delight patties are suitable for home freezing, but should be consumed within 24 hours of defrosting.

How do I heat Island Delight patties?

Microwaving is not recommended as it will impair pastry quality, so for best results see instructions below for heating in the oven: Pre-heat oven to 200ºC / 400ºF / Gas Mark 6. Remove packaging and place on a baking tray for 15-20 minutes.

Can I eat Island Delight patties cold?

All of our Island Delight patties are ready-to-eat straight from the pack.

How many varieties are there?

With seven varieties to choose from, there is an Island Delight pattie to suit everyone. We care about our customers’ needs, so we offer halal chicken and halal lamb options, plus a Vegetarian Society approved vegetable pattie.

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