DEC 01 ,2022
The Caribbean Christmas Box
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Callaloo Box! And we're very excited! Christmas has always been one of our favorites times of the year.
Some of our best childhood memories are from Christmas in Trinidad. From our mom cleaning and "putting away" the house from top to bottom and the smell of her home made bread in the oven on Christmas Eve night to our Dad with the Christmas ham preparations to our Aunty and Mom making pastelles together while we helped (translation drying the fig leaves) to our Granny excitedly hanging the curtains (complete with frills) that she'd make for our bedroom every year to our Grampa strumming his banjo and the sound of his voice singing parang, these are memories that we will cherish forever.
Our desire has always been to bring a little piece of home to you and it is our hope that during this season we can bring you that comfort and taste of home.
Malika & Jamila
LPhoto by Kien Nguyen on Unsplash
Christmas in the Caribbean is one of the most festive times of the year, with food at the center of the festivities.”
Our Caribbean Christmas Boxes are here!
A taste of nostalgia, this box is filled with the essentials for your traditional Caribbean Christmas.
It is our wish that this box gives you that nostalgic feeling of “being back home” and reminds you of a special time, place or person while creating new memories this holiday season.
Includes 2 recipe cards for Baked Pastelle Pie and Pumpkin Ponche de Creme from Caribbean food blogger This Bago Girl.
Also makes the perfect gift. Give the Gift of Home with a 1-time box.
What’s included in the December box?
A moist, decadent cake whose key ingredients are dried fruits (prunes, currants, raisins, cherries), rum, brandy and sherry. The fruits are soaked in rum for up to 12 months prior. As the quintessential Caribbean Christmas dessert, it’s customary to offer a slice to guests who visit your home during the Christmas season. It’s best enjoyed with the must-have Trinbagonian Christmas drinks, sorrel or ponche de crème.
Chow Chow (Hot Chow)
A spicy, mustard-based pickled relish containing small chunks of vegetables and tropical fruits most commonly eaten with pastelles and baked ham at Christmas time. But you can be creative and try it with anything! It’s slightly spicy but if you would like to up the spice level, mix with some pepper sauce!
A staple in any Caribbean home, used as a condiment for any dish. This particular pepper sauce is made with sun-ripened and hand-selected peppers. Using fresh ingredients and no artificial flavors.
Boil and sweeten with sugar to make this popular Caribbean Christmas drink. Combine with alcoholic beverages to make your own cocktails! Be sure to add cinnamon sticks and cloves while boiling.
One of the main components of pastelles (a popular Trinbagonian traditional Christmas food). Pastelles
are perfectly balanced savory delicacies - cornmeal pies stuffed with meat, fish or vegetables seasoned
with fresh herbs and flavored with raisins, olives and capers wrapped and steamed in a banana leaf.
A combination of several tropical fruity extracts and essences. It adds wonderful flavoring to cakes and
ice cream. A little goes a long way. Only a few drops are required.
Spices: Cloves, Cinnamon & Nutmeg
Add authentic Caribbean flavors to your Christmas baking, drinks & cooking with our spices bundle.
Decadent Caribbean milk chocolate with raisins and Caribbean rum.
Frequently asked questions
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How long does it take for my order to ship?
Please allow 2-4 Business Days for orders to process before they are shipped. We do not ship on Saturdays, Sundays nor US Federal Holidays.
How long does shipping usually take?
Transit times to your destination vary based on your location (We ship from South Florida). Shipping takes between 1 and 4 business days for standard delivery.
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Once your order is shipped you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org which contains the name of the shipping carrier and the tracking number. Please check your junk/spam folders if you haven't received the shipping confirmation email.
Click on the tracking number in the email and you will be directed to the carrier's tracking page for the latest update on the location of your package.
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