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The Snack Box by Callaloo Box!

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 the refrigerator will dehydrate it. Instead, store in a cool, dark place. Tamarind Candy (Balls) What is it? Another traditional...

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Happy Divali!

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 wish everyone a Shubh Divali. xoxoCaron, Jamila & Malika  

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November 2017 box reveal!

Spicy with a little sweet! The star of this months’ box is tamarind which is native to Africa but very popular in Trinbago-Indian cuisine. It is fruity yet tart, and used to enhance flavor in cooking. Tamarind, although high in sugar is also rich in many vitamins and minerals.   Scorpion Pepper (Hot) Sauce  What is it?:  It’s a blend of aged scorpion peppers, scotch bonnet peppers & herbs, pickled in vinegar. In 2012, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper was voted the hottest pepper in the world and is now ranked at number 2.Suggested Uses:  Can be used as a condiment for any dish, much like ketchup…if you can handle the heat!Helpful Tip:  It’s extremely hot so use sparingly for...

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October 2017 box reveal!

From the curry powder to the mango chutney dip, this box contains popular spices and condiments commonly used in cuisine from our East Indian heritiage. Pholourie MixWhat is it?: A fried split pea dough. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Enjoyed throughout the Caribbean, especially in Trinidad and Guyana. Suggested Uses: Typically served as a snack or appetizer.Helpful Tip: Eat while hot and pair with the mango chutney dip for a winning combination! Mango Chutney DipWhat is it?: It is a chutney made with grated mangoes, spices, garlic, and hot pepper. Suggested Uses: Add to food for enhanced spicy flavor or use as a complement to any dish.Helpful Tip: Goes well with curry dishes and pholourie. Ground Roasted...

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Explore Callaloo Box

Welcome to the online world of Callaloo Box. We are excited to give you a view into our boxes and share the great content from all our Callaloo Box friends! Pholourie MixWhat is it?: A fried split pea dough. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Enjoyed throughout the Caribbean, especially in Trinidad and Guyana.Suggested Uses: Typically served as a snack or appetizer.Helpful Tip: Eat while hot and pair with the mango chutney dip for a winning combination!   Green Seasoning What is it?: It is a marinade made of a blend of various herbs including chives (green onions), thyme, shadon beni (culantro) and garlic. It is typically used for poultry, meat and seafood. Suggested Uses: All poultry, meat...

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