Callaloo Box is a monthly subscription that was started by some girlfriends born in Trinidad & Tobago who moved away. This box is great for people missing these familiar flavors or perfect for people wanting to experience the rubs, sauces and spices that Trinidad & Tobago have to offer. Subscriptions are $39.99 monthly and now they are also offering one time box purchases for the same price.
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Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside the Callaloo Box
Everything that we received in our October Callaloo Box. This month’s theme is Happy Diwali and contains 6 full sized items!
So what is all this stuff?
Our box insert. One sheet details each of the items we received and the other introduces us to the “one time box” Callaloo just unveiled
Mango Chutney Dip
Last month, we received a product called Kuchela which was spicy and made a great dip or topping for almost anything. We were in love. This month we received Mango Chutney Dip which is similar but spicier and a little more liquidous which makes it easier to use for dipping and also much more bright! This is really tasty but was hotter than we thought it would be (should not have just eaten a spoonful right out of the jar)!
This dough is made from split peas and is perfect for a crispy fried treat. All you have to do is mix this powder with water to create a batter and then fry. Made as an appetizer these small balls will taste great with your new Mango Chutney Dip
This curry powder is a blend of turmeric, coriander, cumin and salt that can be used in a variety of beef and vegetable dishes to add heaps of flavor. This is a large bag and is from Chief Brand, a well known and respected company throughout Trinidad & Tobago
Geera is simply another word for Cumin and so this can be used as an additive in almost any dish. Primarily though, it’s used to enhance the flavor of curry dishes. We will have no problem putting this huge bag to use!
Chunky Red Pepper Sauce
A bold blend of hot peppers, veggies, herbs and vinegar typically used as a table condiment much the way we use ketchup. This is a winner in my house as the girls love to add hot sauce to EVERYTHING! Additionally, you can add this to your cooking to make it a bit more spicy
This green marinade is made from herbs, chives, thyme, cilantro and garlic. Marinate your meat 24 hours prior to enjoy the full flavor of this rich, aromatic, seasoning! We received a bottle of this last month – so you may never run out again with a subscription to Callaloo Box!
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Callaloo Box is an excellent way to experience the flavors of Trinidad & Tobago or get the flavors of home sent straight to your door! The presentation is great, everything arrives perfectly. The quality is amazing – all of these flavors are standout and made from quality ingredients. And curation is awesome – all the most authentic flavors of paradise sent in one convenient monthly box!