Write a Caption: Win Some Cocoa from Nicaragua!

pig2While I was in Nicaragua last week, I visited a remote field where workers were busy harvesting lovely yellow pods from cocao trees. I sat with them as they hacked the fruit open and extracted the seeds. Of course, I couldn’t resist sucking the delicious white pulp inside the pod and spitting the seeds at my fellow compadres. Delicious fun. More on that later.

Anywhoo, as the sun set, we headed to do some bird watching among the mangrove forests on the coast. (Tiger herons!) One of the guys on the trip, Jerry Garret, a writer for the New York Times, stayed behind and took this photo of us as we left the dock. He’s holding an unofficial caption contest with no prizes. I figured we’d have our own. Winner gets a bag of powdered cocoa (drinking chocolate) from a plantation outside of Leon, Nicaragua. (My entry was: “A pork in the river.”) GO!


  • Kelly Hunter

    Did we tell you we’d all be participating in the preparation of lunch?

  • J.Sanchez

    “Swine Flew”

  • Rawlins Nichol-Plated

    Pork loins awash in saucy ahoy.

  • PotNet

    “Spectators gather for the 2:30 piranha feeding.”

  • B

    Tourists found the elusive birthspot of swine flu. They were fed to piranhas shortly thereafter.

  • Billusa99

    The tree is theobroma cacao, or the cacao tree.

    “Cocoa” is derivative of “cacao” and is often used to refer to the nut or the chocolate drink.

    There is no such thing as a “cocao tree.”

  • StarsDFW

    “Be vewy vewy quiet; I’m, hunting bacon.”

  • MP

    And to your right ladies and gentlemen, is our friend Nick the Pig. And as you can see, Nick Hog Agua.

    I can’t believe I just posted that.

  • Amy B

    “You think you’re having fun sucking white pulp inside pods and spitting seeds at your fellow compadres? You should try some of this authentic Nicaraguan River Stew brewed by yours truly, Shimmeree the Pig!”

  • Brad

    At the next stop on your culinary tour, we’ll be showing you the fascinating process of harvesting underwater Nicaraguan truffles.

  • Worzel Gummidge

    Er, Nancy, I thought YOU were bringing the bacon.

  • Worzel Gummidge

    “Travelling around Nicaragua, one often sees representatives of the Salaministas”

  • S.E.

    “My dear guests, I am Mr. Pork, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island.”

  • adkim

    a pig enjoys a drink on the river bank while boat operator is engulfed in flames.

  • m

    …and this little piggy went to Nicaragua.

  • ialo

    Dude I drank out of that river

  • Twinwillow

    I can’t compete with any of the above. All are very clever and funny!

  • Twinwillow

    Further to my above post, if it were up to me, I’d give the golden pig award to “Brad”.

  • Quit hogging all the attention….

  • b

    “I was always more of a Mary Ann fan…”

  • GW

    That’ll do, Pig, that’ll do

  • ialo

    they must of all ready had lunch

  • DarnellErwinFletcher

    Rio Lardon

  • “It was here when the fresh breeze blew against the their faces, the blue water reflecting sunlight in there eyes, and the fat belly hog oinked on the sand… that they finally knew they found sh** creek …”

  • Twinwillow

    …….And, without a paddle, I might add.

  • Wm. B. Travis

    But this is where the BEACH FRONT third vacation-home condo development is supposed to be, right?