At Tropical Sun, we are extremely proud of our Caribbean connection.
We have been producing products in Jamaica, St Lucia, Trinidad and other Caribbean countries as far back as the early 90s, when we began importing a few specialist ingredients and daily essentials for the UK’s thriving ethnic communities, in particular our brothers and sisters from The Caribbean. As word spread within these communities, we began receiving more requests for specific items from home: spices, oils, drinks and snacks that helped people stay connected to their cultures. The food helped to bring people together – and this made us very happy!
What are the origins of Tropical Sun?
Having started as a Caribbean food specialist, we’ve since expanded our offering to include foods from many sunshine countries such as Thailand, USA and Peru. We are a UK company and our staff come from many backgrounds including the Caribbean, India, Nigeria, Turkey, Vietnam and of course: the UK.
What does Tropical Sun do to support Caribbean communities?
Outside of producing high quality foods at affordable prices and creating hundreds of jobs in the Caribbean, we are also involved in various Caribbean community projects including supporting the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) and St Anne’s Catholic Church in Kingston, Jamaica.
Traditionally, we’ve been inclined to keep our community and charity work fairly low-key; viewing it as a private social enterprise rather than an opportunity to gain brownie points for our brand. Going forward, we’ll publish these kinds of details on our blog and social media accounts, so that our customers can get a better sense of where we’re coming from.
We also welcome suggestions of positive community projects we can involve ourselves in.
At Tropical Sun, we aim to be as transparent as possible. In launching our new website, we’ll be giving our customers more information on all of our products and offering more opportunities for community collaboration.
If you have any more questions that have not yet been answered, you can submit them to us via our contact page.
The Tropical Sun Family