Callaloo Box is a monthly subscription that sends you spices, marinades and sauces from the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago. This subscription was started by 3 girlfriends who grew up in Trinidad and now reside in the US and Canada but want to share their love of Trinbago foods with everyone! Subscriptions are $39.99 monthly – use code ASHELI5 for $5 OFF your first month to month box!
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Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside the Callaloo Box
Everything that we received in our September Callaloo Box. The theme for this is “The Essentials in any Trinidad & Tobago Kitchen…” and features a wide variety of new flavors for us to try!
So what is all this stuff?
The inserts list each of the items that we received in our box along with tips and suggested uses. We like that they lay it all out for us like that!
Kala Brand Madras Curry Powder
This curry powder is a blend of turmeric, coriander, cumin, salt and other spices. Use it in any meat or also with potatoes or chickpeas for a vegetarian option. It says to be sure that this is fully cooked which we thought was interesting. A quick google search led us to discover that raw spices can sometimes need to be cook fully because they haven’t been processed. We love the color of this and can not wait to use it!
Chief Brand Hot & Tasty Pepper Sauce
This blend of papaya, peppers and herbs is pickled in vinegar to create a bright and vibrant flavor. Imagine your standard pepper sauce … but better – that’s Hot & Tasty!
Use this as a condiment or to spice up your dishes – the choice is yours!
Chief Brand Kuchela
Our absolute favorite find in this box is Kuchela – a mango chutney made with; mangoes, amchar, garlic and hot peppers. It tastes rich and hearty but has a great heat finishing note! We could literally eat this with anything but typically it’s used in curry dishes
Definitely an item we’ll be repurchasing!
Angosturra Aromatic Bitters
Crazy enough – we actually have the same bottle of Angosturra Bitters! This alcoholic mixture is a botanical blend of herbs and spices and because you’re using it in dashes there’s no significant alcohol consumption.
While this is great for cocktails you can also use it in your cooking and baking (and they suggest your ice cream for a unique twist!)
Chief Brand Green Seasoning
This marinade blends herbs like; chives, onion, celery, thyme, cilantro and garlic. And what would it be if it didn’t have a little bit of heat to it? Great on meats and seafood.
We think this has a great herbal flavor and just the right amount of heat!
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Callaloo Box is a fun way to shake up your spices each month as well as get a taste of the “Trinbago” Islands! The presentation was awesome – everything arrived perfectly. The quality is amazing – we love the bright flavors and the heat! And curation is superb. We’d only ever tried one of these products so we feel like we received a great deal of authentic flavors in the Callaloo Box!