Jungle Life... Happy Life!
What We Do
We source and offer quality-exotic foods from the Costa Rican rainforest made by passionate people who honor the environment yet seek to share the gifts of the jungle. Our products provoke happiness, create fun memories, and inspire love for our forests.
To bring people the "jungle life" experience. That is to bring happiness, memories and closeness of friends/family through our products.
For our products and our brand to represent what we need for a happier more fulfiling life and be able to cause a change of heart (worldwide) where love is bigger than our problems.
Our Green Commitment
- Cultivated hearts of palm stops the "hunting" for wild hearts of palm in Brazil which requires destruction of the jungle as it is extracted.
- We have branded our pickled hearts of palm "Dulu" which means "Blue" in Bri-Bri(An indigenous local language that could disappear). The type of blue Dulu means is the same blue on the top side of the wings of the Morpho butterfly.
- Our purees are now produced with bottles made from 100% recycled plastic.
- Our business transfers into rewards for farmers we work with, whom themselves have a commitment to ethically use their land resources.
- A portion of our resources are dedicated into mentoring and supporting upcoming green and purpose-driven-start ups.
- BUSINESS WITH INTEGRITY
- HONOR NATURE'S WELL BEING
- NO PURPOSEFUL BUSINESS LEFT BEHIND
Meet the Founder
Being from a small piece of land that offers so much, Costa Rica, I have learned to appreciate the beauty still left in the world. There are places where we find folks that still care about the environment even though, they scramble to make ends meet. Their souls are not for sale. That is the case of many Costa Rican farmers who are inspired by their beautiful land and whom proudly abide by the local environmental laws that exist to protect it.
On a random day after the 2008 crisis, my mother in Costa Rica sent me a bottle of a puree mango made locally. She said with a Costa Rican excitement tone "está buenísimo!". I opened it and I was immediately brought back to my childhood eating small mangoes that fell off the tree in our front yard.
Not too many days after that, since I had some business background, I was able to meet with the former Bubba Gump Shrimp Co' owners. Their immediate reaction was of happiness and fun as their faces all lit up. I could see the product brought them back to a recent vacation or maybe just a thought of having a new one. Not to mention it, but our product eventually made it into all their mango drinks at all their West Coast locations.
Through the years, the reaction has been the same from folks, specially when they try our mango, guava or passion fruit(Maracuya). I realize that Costa Rica and the local taste was meant to make people happy and to offer the Pura Vida experience. It has become my mission that our products unite families, bring smiles and to be a growing light in a world that needs it desperately.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Mauricio Robleto.
Mauricio, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. I moved to the US in 1992 with my broken English and a heart thirsty for adventure. Most people know my country for its beauty, and for sure they should but there is the day to day life of folks making it in a small economy.
We had the good fortune of connecting with Mauricio Robleto and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mauricio, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
I recently read a quote from Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods and goes like this, “The stores are canvas upon which we can paint our deeper purpose of bringing whole foods and greater health to the world” What that tells me in a very inspiring but also exciting way, is that once we commit and connect to a purpose...
About Us and Our Business
Jungle Pulp is a brand of Foods From The World, a Costa Rican owned company located in Los Angeles, CA, committed to bring forth leadership from responsible enterprises that envision a better planet and promote products that make a real difference. Purchasing Jungle Pulp products directly supports farmers, families and communities in the area. Costa Rican farmers are known for caring about their precious ecology and they follow strict local laws.
Jungle Pulp was initiated in the Los Angeles area in 2009 serving renowned businesses such as Tequila Bar Restaurant Javier’s and nationwide chain Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Since then our food service and online presence is growing fast.
Foods From The World is resilient and keeps working with the government of Costa Rica in supporting more creative entrepreneurs with a business vision that is purposeful. For more information contact us at (310) 957-2030 and for bulk orders please call 1-800-972-0722.
“The forest gives us gifts to enjoy and love. Let’s give back to her, by protecting her no matter what”