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Looking for an original gift for the food lovers in your life? Our premium spice gift sets are perfect for your friends and family members who crave flavours from all over the world, love cooking, or just want to expand their spice cabinets. For each set, we’ve selected four spices and blends that go together perfectly. We're here to help you decide who gets what!

 

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Choose a "Taste of" gift set that hails from a specific region of the culinary world, a selection of our premium sea salts, or maybe a gift that’s tailored for the barbecue. They make delicious, thoughtful gifts for birthdays, weddings, holidays, or just because.

Having trouble deciding? Here are the people we think these spice gift sets would be perfect for…

For your friend who always wants to order takeaway…

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A Taste of Asia

Next time your friend wants to order Thai or Chinese takeaway on Friday night, consider cooking instead! With our selection of spices from all over Asia, you’ll be making authentic-tasting Asian cuisine in no time. A savouryKatsu curry from Japan?Slow-cooked pork with Chinese Five Spice? Or agreen Thai curry with vegetables? You can cook all those delectable dishes using our signature blends. And for good measure, make your own sriracha or sprinkle it in unexpected places with our special dried version!

This spice gift set includes:

Katsu Curry, Chinese Five Spice, Sriracha, Thai Curry

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For that friend who can’t stop talking about her trip to Italy...

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A Taste of Italy

So Rome was amazing, and Naples, Capri, Puglia, Florence, and … we get it! Help your traveler friend recreate those dishes and memories with our Taste of Italy spice gift set. It comes with the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean as well as the luxurious white truffle sea salt made from Alba truffles - one of our bestsellers! Createsimple yet delicious pastas with the spicy local Calabrian Peperoncino flakes which add a touch of fruity heat! Or make a savoury spread for your crostinis with our dried pesto blend.

This spice gift set includes:

Oregano, Pesto Blend, Calabrian Chili Flakes, White Truffle Salt

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For the Curry Lover...

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A Taste of India

Next time you’re browsing menus trying to decide between tandoori chicken, tikka masala, or madras, consider making something yourself with our Taste of India gift set! We’ve hand-selected high-quality blends to transport you to the Subcontinent. Potent spices and chilies will have you making an amazingly fragrant dish in no time. Use our curry spices in unexpected places when grilling, roasting, or frying vegetables and meat to add those Indian flavours wherever you like. Rub tandoori spice on chicken or fish before baking it. Or you could use these spices along with coconut milk to create a classic, creamy Indian curry.

This spice gift set includes:

Curry Powder, Cumin, Garam Masala, Tandoori Spice

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For your friend who’s always up for trying new things...

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A Taste of the Middle East

This special spice gift set contains some traditional Middle Eastern spices and blends that are anything but traditional here in the UK. Perfect for your foodie friend who’s always experimenting and learning, this mix of ingredients will impress even the most worldly of cooks. Try marinating meats and vegetables in harissa or using it as a spicy dip. Sumac has a flavour that’s particularly hard to recreate, but it works wonders on lamb, chicken, fish, and salads. Ras el Hanout is one of the best Middle Eastern blends and essential for creatine an authenticMoroccan tagine. And everybody loves the tangy heat of Aleppo Pepper.

This spice gift set includes:

Harissa, Ras el Hanout, Aleppo Pepper, Sumac

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For your friend who always wants a late-night kebab…

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A Taste of Lebanon

You might not think you’re familiar with the flavours of Lebanon, but we have a feeling they’re in some of your favourite foods. Think about it: hummus, shawarma, kebabs… are you excited yet? Our Taste of Lebanon gift set will have you whipping up hummus as a healthy snack or roasting meats to make your own sumptuous shawarmas. Use our Lebanese Five Spice blend to grill kebabs or koftas, and rub olive oil and Za’atar on pitas and toast them in the oven for a simple snack. Get your friends experimenting with new foods likeLebanese manakish!

This spice gift set includes:

Hummus Spice Blend, Shawarma Blend, Lebanese Seven Spice Blend, Za’atar

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For your friend who always brings guacamole to the party...

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A Taste of Mexico

Spicy guac and tacos, anyone? For your friend who always wants to grab Mexican food, we’ve got a spice gift set that will have them branching out past the usual burritos and fajitas - but we’ll also help them cook those favourites too! They can mix up the traditional Mexican Mole sauce with our Z&Z blend or sprinkle our Chili Lime Salt on fresh fruit or grilled corn. Use ourJalapeño Pepper Powder for adding heat to dips, meats, and fresh salsas orguacamole. Or get them to try a little of our Chipotle Chili in a warmingtortilla soup for some smoky heat.

Our Mexican spice gift sets include:

Mole, Chili Lime Salt, Jalapeno Pepper Powder, Chipotle Chili

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For that food snob (or fancy friend) in your life...

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Our Premium Gourmet Sea Salt Set

For that foodie friend who has it all, give him something different yet luxurious that he’ll appreciate. Our line of premium gourmet sea salts includes beautiful Black Truffle Salt to impart an earthy, rich flavour to foods and snacks. It also contains a French Grey Salt blended with the rustic, classic French combination of Herbes de Provence for creating classic dishes likeRoast Provençal Chicken. Use our Celery Salt to liven up savoury cocktails or try our Lemon Thyme Salt with fish dishes andseafood stew.

This sea salt gift set includes:

Black Truffle Sea Salt, Lemon Thyme Sea Salt, Celery Salt, Herbes de Provence Salt

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For your friend who’s always on a health kick…

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Turmeric Latte Spice Set

We’ve packed this gift set with some ofthe best spices for your health. Give your healthy friend - you know the one who’s always cleansing or detoxing - a thoughtful gift that shows you’ve been paying attention. Our Turmeric Latte spice gift set comes with everything you need to makea healthy, invigorating latte. Use these inflammation-fighting, immunity boosting spices to createginger tea or tospice up your morning smoothie. When they’re done being healthy for the day, they could also use these to make some fragrant desserts!

This healthy spice gift set includes:

Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric

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For the grill master in your home...

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A Taste of Barbecue

We already recommended this spice gift set for your dad on Father’s Day, but our Taste of Barbecue gift set is brilliant for anyone who loves grilling. Whether you’re charring up meats or vegetables, this gift set adds bright, vibrant flavours to any meal. Our Cajun Spice is addictive and great for shrimp, chicken, or evengrilled new potatoes. Chimichurri adds a zesty, fresh bite to your steaks, while our herb-packed Lamb Rub was tailor-made for chops, loin, or legs. Try our Chicken Rub on thighs and drumsticks or even a whole beer can chicken on the grill!

This spice gift set includes:

Chimichurri Steak Rub, Lamb Rub, Cajun Spice, Chicken Rub

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 Which spice gift set would you choose for your friends... or yourself?!



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