HLB Specialties, formerly HLB Tropical Food, is a about_leftfamily business through and through. HLB Tropical Food was founded by the Barros family, who emigrated from Brazil to Germany in 1989 to start a fruit importing company that would not only bring the delicious, exotic papaya to Europe but more importantly, would get Europeans excited about papayas.

After successfully remarketing papayas from an ultra-exotic item to an indispensable everyday fruit, the Barros family moved to Florida in 1998 to establish HLB Tropical Food USA. The Barros family soon established a nationwide presence, positioning the Brazilian Caliman papaya brand with top retailers and wholesalers across the country. Our German company currently supplies a variety of tropical fruits to over 10 European countries.

If this is your first time contacting HLB Specialties, let this be an invitation for you to put us to the test. You will be pleasantly surprised with HLB Specialties’ level of attention and creativity to help you profit from our vast experience and know-how in tropical fruit.


North America HLB Specialties LLC

3327 NW 55th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

T +1 (954) 475 8808
F +1 (954) 475 8896
E usa@hlbspec.com

Europe HLB Tropical Food GmbH

Am Weiher 2a
65451 Kelsterbach
Germany / Bio-Zertifikat Nr.: DE-Ă–KO-044

T +49-6107-98781 0
F +49-6107-98781 14
E europe@hlbtropical.com