With Carnival representing cultural unity and diversity, Island Delight ubiquitously relates. As a Jamaican-founded company, Carnival is close to our hearts due what it represents. It aligns with our message of spreading good energy. Therefore, we see our patties as an opportunity to spread the Jamaican spirit through taste. Read on to find out more on the Notting Hill Carnival history.
Jamaican Patties Island Delight
Island Delight has a responsibility to deliver Caribbean flavour to those that otherwise wouldn’t experience Jamaican culture. With the pattie being a staple food in Jamaica, it plays a significant role in the Carnival celebrations. In addition, the range of products Island Delight has to offer, we ensure there is a filling and flavour for everyone. Jamaican Carnival expresses the spirit of the Caribbean Island. Therefore, Island Delight patties allow you to be Carnival ready, providing you with vibrant energy- a prerequisite to Carnival celebrations.
Jamaican Carnival Origin
Jamaican Carnival was built on unfortunate times and events. But as we know, fight, hunger and spirit cannot always be tamed. Africans who were victims of these times were able to remain strong and see the light. They formed cultural celebrations which consisted of dances and music. Carnival epitomises the spirit of the Caribbean; a celebration which focuses on colour and positive energy to signify a bright future and flourishing relationships. Subsequently, Carnival has grown internationally.
Notting Hill Carnival
In August 1958, there was a series of attacks on West Indians situating in Notting Hill, all racially motivated. Therefore, this sparked a human rights activist to make a stand- celebration of acceptance, unity and togetherness was born.
From starting out as a gathering of a few hundred, Notting Hill Carnival has exploded in popularity. Today it is the largest street festival in Europe. Now the estimate is that there are 2 million attendees each year for the 3-day African- Caribbean event. This is thanks to the elaborate forms of celebration with music, food and Mas Brands playing a predominant role. But most importantly, Carnival celebrates cultural unity.
Island Delight and Notting Hill Carnival have a strong relationship: we attend the area to provide patties in abundance to stalls- these stalls are then able to distribute Jamaican flavour through our patties to a myriad of joyful carnival-goers. We strongly believe in Carnival as it embodies the Caribbean culture; therefore, it is only right we give back with a taste of Jamaica.
Invaders Mas | Their Story
We, at Island Delight, mark our love for Carnival by sponsoring Invaders Mas. The Mas Brand we feel express the vibrant energy we associate with the Caribbean.
‘Invaders Mas embodies colour, fusion and dynamism. Originally founded as Invaders Sound several years back, we are a group of passionate individuals focused on providing masqueraders with a combination of fun filled vibes and culture.
We have always pushed the creative boundaries of our costumes, travelling to work side by side with our Trinidadian designers and local designers. Our vision is to provide a vibrant, fun filled carnival experience year on year. Inviting people from all backgrounds and cultures to participate in a premium carnival experience.
While we’re all of varying heritages and from all walks of life, we parade as one at Notting Hill Carnival.’