Rum cakes on HSN

HSN, the television shopping network, will feature Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes in its holiday gift programmes.

Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, the assistant managing director and daughter of the founder of the Tortuga Rum Company will appear on Sunday and Monday, 2-3 November, to highlight the gourmet tropical treats first introduced commercially in the Cayman Islands over 20 years ago.

This is the second consecutive year that Tortuga has been invited to appear on live HSN shows.

The HSN programmes include:

Tasty Gifts – host Shivan Sarna – 7 am EST Sunday, November 2

Tasty Gifts – host Christian Anderson – 2 am EST Monday, November 3

Tasty Gifts – host Bill Green – 4 pm EST Monday, November 3

Six delicious flavours at an exceptional value will be offered: original golden with walnuts, chocolate, coconut, banana, key lime and pineapple. Hamaty-Simmonds will share the Tortuga rum cake story and video of the cakes being baked, hand glazed and vacuum sealed. Viewers can call in to purchase or order online at

HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNi) is a leading interactive multi-channel retailer, offering innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, in catalogues, and brick and mortar stores. The company’s TV network reaches 90 million homes and is one of the top 10 most trafficked e-commerce sites. It is also the leader in advanced TV technology in the U.S., with Shop By Remote available in more than 15 million homes.

‘We hope everyone will tune in or visit online to take advantage of the great special that HSN will offer on our authentic and original Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes,’ says Hamaty-Simmonds. ‘We will be giving serving tips and featuring our most popular flavours. It’s the perfect time to stock up for gift giving and entertaining throughout the holidays.’

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