Spice Blends

Come with ofi on a bold flavor adventure, to experience the world’s most exciting cuisines through our new collections of vibrant spice blends.

Ingredient Offering

We chose exceptional ingredients from selected destinations and distilled them into perfectly balanced representations of celebrated cuisines. Our industry leading chefs use their comprehensive knowledge of these cuisines' culinary customs, cooking techniques and native ingredients, to center local flavors at the heart of every blend.


Created as tributes to some of our favorite dishes, our new spice collections launch with 17 blends inspired by the cuisines of Modern Mexico, the Caribbean and the Southwestern US. Ripe for experimentation and bursting with potential, possible applications start with snack coatings and cooking sauces, meat rubs, and marinades and dips.


Explore our range of spice blends.

Close up shot of Mexican tortillas with diced onions, herbs and pineapple on the side

Modern Mexico

Our Modern Mexico collection goes beyond the expected expressions of Mexican cuisines to reflect the varied and evolving flavors from the many regional cuisines across the country. 

Southwest Giddy up Queso


Much more than Tex Mex, our Southwest blends reflect the different regional flavors across Texas, Arizona and New Mexico and how their cuisine is influenced by their passion for their home grown chiles!

Close up shot of Caribbean chicken wings decorated with chilies and roasted spring onions


Capture the essence of island life with our Caribbean spice blends collection. Reflecting the influence of their cultural traditions, each island nation has its own unique cuisine expression that embodies the spirit and energy of Caribbean culture. Explore the flavors of the Caribbean with our island spice blends.

Our promise

Our spice blends have been crafted with respect for the cuisines and cultures that have inspired them. Our purpose is to dig deeper into cuisines, to showcase the diverse flavors and authentic ingredients of the regions, and honor the passion of the people who grow them.  Olam's unique relationships with our partner growers mean we provide unrivaled access to some of the world's most celebrated spice ingredients grown in their true origins.

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Articles May 22, 2023

The colorful ingredients taking over our plates in 2023

The trend for bold colors and flavors in food and beverages is rising this year. With consumers increasingly exposed to an array of global food trends, including a wide range of exotic flavors and colors, many are becoming more experimental. At the same time, confectionery products, treats, and snacks are often a moment of fun and relaxation in consumers’ daily lives, so they can be a great opportunity for experimenting with new and exciting shades. 

Articles May 8, 2023

Employee Spotlight: Sydney Valla, eCommerce Operations Manager, North America

Sydney Valla was an undergrad at Fresno State when she first discovered ofi (olam food ingredients) at a career fair. They were passing out tomato-shaped stress balls and recruiting new grads for a management trainee program. She signed-up for an interview and the rest is her-story.


What motivates you when you wake up and come into work?


My team! There are six of us who are 100% dedicated to the Spices eCommerce business and we have a combined 35+ years’ experience at ofi. Together, we work to be a solution provider for new and existing customers, put in place processes to help the business grow and overcome any challenges that are thrown our way.


Anything you’d like to add to help others succeed?


Being in numerous different positions throughout my career (supply chain, product line, sales) has made me a more well-rounded employee and allowed me to view problems from many different angles to find better solutions. I’m glad that I joined a company that offered career growth and expansion. Being a sponge during the early stages of my career allowed me to soak up lots of different information.


What has been your favorite moment at ofi so far?


When I was a product line manager, there was a large fast-food chain that featured one of our ingredients in a delicious and highly promoted LTO. It was so cool to go through the drive thru, pick up lunch, and know that one of the products that I helped to sell was in an item that was being sold across the country.


Our company purpose is ‘be the change for good food and a healthy future.’ In what way do you live our purpose through your work?


Through the eCommerce offerings, we can connect with new customers and segments that have previously been difficult to reach. This allows us to work with new customers to make educated purchasing decisions about where their product comes from, our sustainability offerings, and more. Outside of work, I sit on the Board of Directors for the Central California Food Bank which feeds over 300,000 community members in the Central Valley.


Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Articles May 5, 2023

Growing for the Future: Safeguarding coffee and cocoa from the climate crisis

Imagine waking up to a world without your morning cup of coffee or being able to enjoy your favorite chocolate. Unthinkable, right? But climate change threatens the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers who grow these everyday ingredients.


That's where HEARTH (Health, Ecosystems, and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies) comes in. It is a collaborative public-private partnership approach to sustainable development in biodiverse landscapes initiated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


Together, USAID, olam food ingredients (ofi), and partners have invested approximately $50 million across six cocoa and coffee projects worldwide, including four HEARTH partnerships. We aim to equip farmers with the right tools and training to transition to more environmentally friendly techniques without sacrificing their livelihoods. There are three key ingredients at the core of HEARTH’s approach to climate action:

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