Newfoundland Berry Products

  Made in Newfoundland

The Dark Tickle Company is located in Griquet, on the Great Northern Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. They manufacture jams, sauces and teas from unique wild berries. These berries, picked by hand, are carefully processed without additives resulting in a quality product that is both distinctive and delicious.

The company itself employs a relatively small number of people involved in processing. They purchase from a network of approximately 100 individual pickers covering a large area including the top half of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, the coastal regions of southern Labrador, and northeastern Quebec. Berry picking which has been historically, and still is a strong tradition in areas such as these, is now also perhaps one step in the slow diversification of a fishery based economy.

A ‘tickle’ is a narrow salt water channel. It is also the area in Griquet where they were originally located and as represented by the picture on the labels. In this case it is 'dark' as it is surrounded by high hills.