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Callaloo Box 1 Time Boxes now available in Canada!

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We are excited to announce that starting Jan 2018 we have partnered with WebInterpret to provide shipping to our Canadian customers!   This means that we are able to offer shipping to Canada for less than half the price of shipping via USPS. How it works? Visit the Canadian version of our site at https://callaloobox.glopal.com/en-CA/Add our 1 time box to your cart, choose your shipping option and complete your order.  You will then receive:1) An order confirmation with a US delivery address which will be the address of our US hub.2) Another confirmation with your tracking number for the international delivery portion...

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We've been featured on Essence.com!

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We're thrilled and excited to share that we've been featured in this year's Essence.com Holiday Gift Guide!Read more about us by clicking on the link:https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/caribbean-cuisine-themed-monthly-subscription-callaloo-box We thank you for helping to make this possible with your support, encouragement and business. XOXO,Caron, Jamila and Malika

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Callaloo December 2017 Box reveal

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♫Trini Christmas is the best, is the best, is the best!♫ Popular soca parang song by Susan Macio. Parang and soca parang music are synonymous with Trinbago Christmas. Its roots are in our Spanish, Amerindian and African heritages. In this month’s box, we’re bringing you some must-have items for a quintessential Trinbago Christmas.   WHAT'S IN THE BOX? Dried Sorrel What is it?  Dried hibiscus. Suggested Uses: Boil and sweeten with sugar to make this popular Trinbago Christmas drink. Combine with alcoholic beverages to make your own cocktails! Helpful Tip: Be sure to add cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaves and...

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The Snack Box by Callaloo Box!

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In our inaugural box, we’re bringing you some Trinbago favorites that will bring you back to your childhood days! Toolum    What is it? A traditional hard, chewy snack. Made of grated coconut and molasses, which gives it its dark brown color. All natural and contains no preservatives. It possesses many vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium and magnesium. It’s believed that its creation lays in the first sugar plantations in Trinbago.  From the 60s right up to the early 90s, it was commonplace for donkey carts with drums filled with molasses, to roam villages selling the black gold. Helpful Tip: Storing in...

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Happy Divali!

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Hi Everyone! One of the most amazing aspects of growing up in Trinidad & Tobago (Trinbago) is the diversity of our people. This diversity permeates every aspect of our society: music, language, religions, cuisine & our festivals. The Hindu festival of Lights, called Divali, is a public holiday in Trinbago and will be celebrated this year on October 18th.  Divali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. The story of Divali is such a universal one, regardless of one's beliefs.  Let us all embrace the spirit of this festival as we...

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