Authentic spices

In life you get out what you put in, and cooking is no different. Mexican food is all about big, bright flavours and to create them you need high quality aromatic spices. We supply the same authentic spices that restaurants use in your ingredient packs. Consequently, your dishes explode with authentic flavours, providing you with delicious meals and food that will seriously impress.

Wherever possible we source authentic spices imported from Mexico, or the same spices and products that are widely imported into Mexico

Achiote paste

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – Earthy, sweet and smoky with a hint of bitterness

Chilli heat – None but adds a warmth

Ingredients – Water, cornflour, Annatto seed, salt, garlic, spices, Acetic acid and Sodium Benzoate

Uses in Mexican cooking – Key ingredient in Pibil dishes, extensively used in Mexican cuisine

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Agave nectar

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – Rich and sweet, similar to honey with caramel notes

Chilli heat – None

Ingredients – 100% organic Agave syrup from Blue Webber Agave plant

Uses in Mexican cooking – Widely used as a sweetener in Mexican cuisine in both sweet and savoury dishes

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Allspice berries

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – Peppery and aromatic, resembles a mixture of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon

Chilli heat – None but lots of warming notes

Ingredients – 100% whole dried Pimento

Uses in Mexican cooking – Used to flavour fish, meat and vegetable dishes, also in desserts and hot drinks

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Ancho chillies

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – Slightly sweet and sharp fruitiness with earthy notes

Chilli heat – 2-3/10

Ingredients – 100% whole Ancho chillies

Uses in Mexican cooking – The most commonly used dried chilli in Mexico, often rehydrated and and stuffed

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Bay leaves

Country of Origin – Turkey

Flavour/Aroma – Subtle elements of menthol, tea, pepper and pine with a little bitterness

Chilli heat – None

Ingredients – 100% whole dried Laurus nobilis

Uses in Mexican cooking – Secret ingredient in restaurant refried beans

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Black pepper

Country of Origin – India

Flavour/Aroma – Woody, earthy notes with lots of piquancy

Chilli heat – None but lots of warming spice

Ingredients – 100% whole dried black peppercorns

Uses in Mexican cooking – Used to flavour fish, meat and vegetable dishes

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Chipotle chillies

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – These smoked jalapenos add serious rich smokiness

Chilli heat – 5/10

Ingredients – 100% whole chipotle chillies

Uses in Mexican cooking – Often used in marinades and dipping sauces

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Cinnamon quills

Country of Origin – Sri Lanka

Flavour/Aroma – Sweet and woody  with light citrus notes

Chilli heat – None but cinnamon provides a gentle warming

Ingredients – 100% whole cinnamon quills

Uses in Mexican cooking – Used extensively in making Chorizo, desserts and Mexican chocolate

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Cloves

Country of Origin – Indonesia

Flavour/Aroma – Intensely aromatic, rich and slightly sweet balanced with bitter tones

Chilli heat – None but cloves provides a gentle warming

Ingredients – 100% whole cloves

Uses in Mexican cooking – Commonly used in spice mixes for meat and poultry

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Coriander seeds

Country of Origin – Spain

Flavour/Aroma – Gently aromatic, slightly sweet with clean citrus notes

Chilli heat – None but cloves provides a gentle warming

Ingredients – 100% whole coriander seeds

Uses in Mexican cooking – Soups and stews, bread, cakes and desserts

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Cumin seeds

Country of Origin – Turkey

Flavour/Aroma – Gently aromatic, slightly sweet with clean citrus notes

Chilli heat – None but cloves provides a gentle warming

Ingredients – 100% whole cumin seeds

Uses in Mexican cooking – Soups and stews, bread, cakes and desserts

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Garlic flakes

Country of Origin – China

Flavour/Aroma – An intense, strong flavour of garlic

Chilli heat – None

Ingredients – 100% dried garlic

Uses in Mexican cooking – Used extensively to flavour everything from salsa to rice

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Lemon Pepper

Country of Origin – USA

Flavour/Aroma – Salty with fresh citrus infused pepper

Chilli heat – None

Ingredients – Lemon pepper (Salt, citric acid, dehydrated onion, spices, dehydrated garlic, anti caking agent, Lemon oil)

Uses in Mexican cooking – Used to season poultry, meats and fish

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Mexican oregano

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – Mexican oregano is an intense, sweet and floral herb

Chilli heat – None

Ingredients – 100% dried Mexican oregano

Uses in Mexican cooking – Used to flavour Escabeche, stews and meat dishes

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Salt

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – It’s salt, but it’s the real deal!

Chilli heat – None

Ingredients – 100% Mexican salt

Uses in Mexican cooking – Used extensively to flavour everything from salsa to rice

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Pasilla chillies

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – Rich and fruity with herb and licorice notes

Chilli heat – 4-5/10

Ingredients – 100% whole Pasilla chillies

Uses in Mexican cooking – Widely used in preparing moles (meat stews)

Uses in Fiesta Manana recipes

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Reposado Tequila

Country of Origin – Mexico

Flavour/Aroma – Intensely smooth with sweet, spicy and woody notes

Chilli heat – None

Ingredients – 100% Agave Reposado Tequila

Uses in Mexican cooking – Most often drunk, but used to flavour sauces

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Smoked paprika

Country of Origin – Spain

Flavour/Aroma – Oaky and smoky with a little sweetness, the taste of BBQ

Chilli heat – 2/10

Ingredients – 100% Smoked paprika

Uses in Mexican cooking – Used in dried meats and dry seasoning rubs for meat

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