Our Story

Welcome to Callaloo Box!

We are Malika & Jamila, two sisters hailing from the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago. Growing up in Trinidad, food was (and is) a huge part of our culture- whether it's a family gathering, celebration or party, food was (and is) always involved. Caribbean food is so rich in flavors and spices and Callaloo Box is a way for us to share our love for our culture.When we moved to New York City to attend college, food was the main way we were able to stay connected to home. After spending over 14 years being a part of Corporate America in the Concrete Jungle, we decided that a change of pace was necessary. We packed our bags and headed to South Florida to pursue our dream of starting and owning our own business!

Having lived in New York City, we had relatively easy access to local products from back home. But we kept hearing from friends & family who lived in other places that is was difficult to find products from home. This was our motivation to start Callaloo Box.

Callaloo Box is born

Founded in 2017, our subscription box service features seasonings, condiments, pepper (hot) sauces, snacks, drinks and more from Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean. A few month later we launched the Callaloo Grocery where you can shop for individual grocery items. 

 It is our wish that through our offerings, you are reminded of a special time, place or person. We are not only are a subscription box service and online grocery but a taste of nostalgia, culture and community. Our goal is to create that nostalgic feeling of “being back home”. No longer will you have to wait for your next trip or for friends and family to bring your favorites for you. We deliver a little piece of home right to your door step!

What we offer

  • Callaloo Box subscription - Specially curated themed monthly boxes. You also have the option of purchasing a 1 time box.
  • Callaloo Grocery - Shop for individual grocery items like seasonings, pepper sauces, chutneys, kuchelas, spices, snacks, drinks & more!
  • Special Edition One-Time Boxes - Throughout the year we release special edition boxes available for 1 time purchase to celebrate a particular holiday or celebration.  Examples include Mother’s Day, Eid, Emancipation Day and Trinidad & Tobago Independence.

Whether you are from the Caribbean, or just love the taste of the islands we look forward to bringing a taste of the Caribbean right to your doorstep.


Co-Founders Malika (left) & Jamila (right)

Press coverage

"Their aim is to get these products into the hands of anyone interested in Caribbean cooking that live in the U.S. and don't have easy access to them, or anyone who simply loves food, cooking, and experimenting. This made me so happy! "

Mom Files

"ESSENCE caught up with these first time entrepreneurs to find out what inspired them to start Callaloo Box, the challenges of being a women-led startup, and why their little taste of paradise is a must for your holiday gift wish list...and your tastebuds!"
This Caribbean Cuisine-Themed Monthly Subscription Box Is Perfect For Someone On Your List
"When I relocated from Tobago a few years back and moved to South Florida, I was a bit worried about finding all the condiments I had gotten accustomed to using while growing up. Though we think of South Florida as an extension of the Caribbean, and a good place to find "West Indian" things easily, sometimes it's not that easy."
See more coverage here.


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"The seasoning was added to my chicken about four hours prior to roasting it. What a difference it made when compared to my usual spices! Wow!! It tasted like my Grandma’s chicken... And the piece de resistance, was the tiny Bundt black cake, such a tease to ones palate. Great Christmas breakfast and dinner! Thank you so much, Callaloo Box Team! "
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"This would be an ideal box for anyone interested in diving into Caribbean cooking."
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"Now let me tell you, this cake tasted exactly what my mom used to make. I got a little teary-eyed being transported back to my childhood. It is the star of this box!" Mom Files"
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"@callaloobox thank you so much! So excited about this October's box! Going to make some amazing curry tomorrow!"
▬Subscription Customer
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"Every thing is great, tasty, and bringing back lots of happy memories. I am quite happy."
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"I LOOOOOVE your snack box. It brings me way back to my childhood memories of my aunties bringing me sweets from Trinidad. Thank you for thinking this up!!!"
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"This was sent to me as a gift and I love the products its wonderful every one should try it,fresh tasty and very convenient. I don’t have to wait for anyone to bring back from TT (Trinidad & Tobago) when visiting. Try it you will like it."
▬Callaloo Box Customer

Get in Touch

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8360 West Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 101, Sunrise, FL 33351 • Phone: 954-732-7238  • press@callaloobox.com • www.callaloobox.com