Coco bread

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Coco bread
Coco bread wrapped beef patty.jpg
Coco bread stuffed with a Jamaican beef patty.
Place of originJamaica
Region or stateCaribbean
Serving temperatureHot or room temperature
Main ingredientsFlour, coconut milk, baker's yeast

Coco bread is eaten in Jamaica and other areas of the Caribbean.[1] The bread contains some coconut milk, and is starchy and slightly sweet in taste. It is often split in half and stuffed with a Jamaican patty to form a sandwich in the same manner as a pasty barm.[2]


There is no certainty regarding when coco bread was first made and by whom; however, locals believe that coco bread was a product of enslaved Africans who worked on Caribbean sugar plantations.[3]However, since then it has been popular within the Caribbean community.[3]

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  1. ^ Houston, L.M. (2005). Food Culture in the Caribbean. Food culture around the world. Greenwood Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-313-32764-3. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Lynn Marie Houston (2005). Food Culture in the Caribbean. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-32764-3.
  3. ^ a b Washington, Brigid Ransome. "Coco Bread Is the Taste of Freedom". Food & Wine. Retrieved 2022-02-10.