Last order dates for Christmas 2019

We want to make sure we do everything we can to get your Christmas gifts & ingredients to you in time. Order by the dates below to guarantee that we will get your order packed and in the post to meet Royal Mail deadlines: UK- orders placed before mid-day on Friday 20th December 2019Far East, […]

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Spice Pioneer Power Pods

A Revolutionary Way to Cook Easy Midweek Meals For those too busy to enjoy the tasty results of home cooking, there is now a way to produce restaurant quality cuisine in a fraction of the time for the whole family! This December, The Spice Pioneer is launching five perfected spice mixes called Power Pods. The […]

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We Need Your Help

We are looking for a piece of land suitable to plant trees to create a carbon capture woodland and reserve. Ideally within the boundaries of the northern forest – Wanting approx 10+ acres for our long term plan. It’s a long shot but any help or introductions would be much appreciated. Contact us

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Pancake Day Spicy Poem

Shrove Tuesday – have a pancake bake! There’s lots of spicy feasts to make. An opportunity to grapple With the mix and lots of apple! Do not be a ‘pancake bore’, With frying pan to the fore Reach out and grab the Ginger pot – Ground Cloves are good – but not a lot! Cinnamon […]

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Meet the Spice Pioneer

Introducing a superb new and unique subscription box, unlike anything previously seen in the UK! We treasure our loyal following of adventurous cooks and wanted to take things a step further in our pursuit of fabulous international spices and seasonings for you to enjoy. The Spice Pioneer has been recruited to roam the culinary world […]

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Spice Competition

Every Indian household will have one of these spice boxes.  As a thank you for all the follows and likes over the last few months Chet over @chilliesandcloves is holding a competition on Instagram to show her appreciation.  Chet has partnered with us @seasonedpioneers and you will have the chance to win this beautiful spice […]

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10 copies of fundraising #CookForSyria Recipe Book to be won

The conflict is Syria is considered to be the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Over 8 million children’s lives are in danger within Syria and children make up half of Syrian refugees. They have lost families, friends, homes and schools whilst struggling with daily basic needs such as food, medicine, water […]

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Last order dates for Christmas 2018

We want to make sure we do everything we can to get your Christmas gifts & ingredients to you in time. Order by the dates below to guarantee that we will get your order packed and in the post to meet Royal Mail deadlines: UK- orders placed before mid-day on Thursday 20th December 2018 Far […]

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Chronicles of Nadiya

The recent BBC series ‘Chronicles of Nadiya’ had us enthralled with stunning images of Bangladeshi life and the fascinating dialogue of Nadiya Hussain, last year’s winner of The Great British Bake Off. Nadiya’s passion for cooking stems from childhood when her mother’s home cooked food was enjoyed at family mealtimes. Bangladeshi cuisine uses a plethora […]

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Seasoned Pioneers as Small Biz 100

Seasoned Pioneers named in Small Business Saturday UK’s ‘Small Biz 100’ for 2016!!! What is Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign. This is the fourth year of the campaign, which last year saw £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an increase […]

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Win Balsamic Vinegar & Peppercorns to spice up your strawberries!

If you’re tempted to try our Black Pepper & Balsamic Strawberries recipe, be sure to enter our competition to win a bottle of Gift of Oil Matured Estate Nurtured Classic Balsamic Vinegar and a Seasoned Pioneers Gourmet Peppercorns Gift Selection! Simply email your answer to the following question to with the word ‘Competition‘ in […]

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Dieting for summer?

Did you know that herbs, spices and seasonings can be fully enjoyed when you’re trying to lose weight? There is no reason at all to restrict yourself to eating plain meats, fish, salads and vegetables as you can spice them up without adding those dreaded extra calories! Many of our spice blends are wonderful used […]

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Picnic season starts!

When planning food to take on days out, spices probably don’t ordinarily spring to mind, but we think that they should! Our website contains quite a few recipes that are suitable to be packed for an interesting and tasty picnic. There are some fantastic ideas for unusual dips in The Knowledge, perfect to enjoy with […]

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Retro food is back in vogue!

Nostalgia has crept into our food culture with a surge in popularity of the dishes we loved in the 1970s! There is no doubt that some of them are probably best left in the culinary history books. However, others are making a welcome return in preference to the quirky food pairings, foams and airs that […]

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Last order dates for Christmas 2015

We want to make sure we do everything we can to get your Christmas gifts & ingredients to you in time. Order by the dates below to guarantee that we will get your order packed and in the post to meet Royal Mail deadlines: UK- orders placed before midnight on Sunday 20th December 2015 Western […]

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The day we met Nigella!

What an honour it was to meet Nigella Lawson at Waterstone’s bookstore in Liverpool One on 22nd October 2015. Clutching our copies of her newly launched book ‘Simply Nigella’ we joined the queue and waited for the book-signing event. It was an absolute delight to briefly chat with Nigella and also an opportunity to thank […]

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Chilli Health Benefits

Is Chilli Good for You? Who would have guessed it, but chillies give us more than flavour. We all know that spices, seasonings and chillies are used worldwide to create a huge diversity of delicious culinary cultures. However, scientists have just shown that they also have added health benefits. Eating spicy foods several times a […]

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Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge 2015! GBSCC

We are privileged to be a partner in the Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge 2015! Glynn Christian, celebrated author, TV presenter and a longstanding friend of Seasoned Pioneers, very kindly suggested to the organisers that we be invited to participate in this sensational event, an invitation that we simply could not refuse! So what’s it […]

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Spiced Recipe Competition

WIN £150 cash prize money plus £50 voucher to spend with us! How to enter: We invite budding food stylists and chefs to create a unique recipe using your favourite herbs, spices, seasonings or spice blend. You must also take a high quality photo of your creation. If you wish, you can send us a […]

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Spice & BBC Radio 4 Food Programme!

It was our pleasure recently to welcome Ann-Marie Bullock of Radio 4 to our Wirral premises. Ann-Marie had a full tour of Seasoned Pioneers, hearing about how it all began and watching a spice blend being made from scratch! Here’s a summary of the show, broadcast on Sunday 17th May and Monday 18th May 2015. […]

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A new member of the Seasoned Pioneers team!

We are delighted to welcome James to our small team here at Seasoned Pioneers. James has joined us on an apprenticeship in warehousing, but we have high hopes that he will eventually train in the unusual artistry of a master spice blender! James underwent a rigorous selection process and impressed us with his enthusiasm, friendly […]

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Mark’s Tour de France challenge 2015

We are delighted to have had the opportunity to donate £1000 in sponsorship to kick-start the fundraising of our company founder Mark Steene, who is attempting to cycle the entire Tour de France route in June 2015 for an extremely worthwhile cause. Mark, who is a very keen cyclist, will be taking part in the […]

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Welcome to Seasoned Pioneers new website!

It’s been nearly a year in the making, but at last our new website is live! We welcome you here and hope that you find the new site user-friendly, inspiring and informative. Despite hours and hours of testing the functions of the new site, we are realistic and know that some further tweaks are probably […]

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Stocking Filler!

A great addition to a Christmas stocking or as an idea for a Secret Santa gift. Mulled Wine Spices presented in an attractive handmade drawstring bag.

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South American Chilli Powders

Excited anticipation of all things South American is rife, generated in part by the World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympics taking place in Brazil. In particular, Peruvian cuisine is continuing to make its way into the spotlight, being an eclectic and unusual selection of speciality dishes unfamiliar to most whom have not had […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words!

Some months ago we visited a major UK high street supermarket.  We bought a glass jar of Cardamom pods off the shelf with a best before date that was the same as the best before date on the pouches that we had in stock at the time. Back at Seasoned Pioneers HQ we opened a […]

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Hot new flavours from Seasoned Pioneers

Enhancing the current selection of international gourmet cooking sauces is a new authentic Southeast Asian sauce, Vietnamese Kho. ‘Kho’ which translates as braising sauce, is regarded as the comfort food of Vietnam, to be found bubbling away in clay pots along the roadside, tempting passers by with it’s mouthwatering aroma. A powerfully spiced yet sweet […]

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Breadline Africa

During a recent trip to South Africa, Seasoned Pioneers director, Matt Webster, visited some of the inspirational projects being undertaken by Breadline Africa. Breadline Africa aims to break the cycle of poverty in South Africa with long-term and sustainable solutions. One aspect of their valuable work is the provision of renovated shipping containers for various […]

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Spicy Halloween Rhyme

Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Allspice berry, leaf of sage Blade of mace and witches rage, Garlic powder, mustard seeds, Ancho chillies and wicked deeds! Top up your cauldron with our amazing selection of herbs, spices, blends & seasonings – Happy Halloween!

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Pioneers Newspost – Gourmet Cooking Sauces

Newspost: Gourmet Cooking Sauces.  Two years of development lead to our authentic gourmet cooking sauces becoming a reality. They are available to buy at fine food outlets throughout the UK and by mail order. The ten sauces (Moroccan Fennel and Apricot Tagine Sauce, Cajun Jambalaya, Spanish Pimenton Bravas Sauce, Sri Lankan Curry Sauce, Thai Penang […]

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Pioneers Newspost – Radio 4 & Great Food Live!

Newspost: Radio 4 & Great Food Live!  Some of you may have heard or seen us over the last few weeks as we have been featured on Radio 4’s The Food Programme and UKTV Food’s Great Food Live! Click here to visit the Radio 4 website and you can listen to Sheila Dillon’s visit to […]

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Gift Wrap Service – Hand wrapped with a ribbon!

The popularity of our gift selections and seasoning collections is unsurprising when you consider what an exceptional and exciting gift they are, to anyone with an interest in creating fantastic food! Beautifully presented & boxed, the selections available have something for everyone, from the kitchen novice to the most adventurous cook. Also available are gift […]

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Spice Fridge Magnet

We have just had one thousand attractive and useful fridge magnets made, ensuring that you always have our phone number and website to hand! We will send you a complimentary fridge magnet with every order of goods over the value of £35 from today until Christmas 2014.

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Spice Competition Winners

Thank you to all who entered and after much deliberation, we can now announce the winners of our photo competition! First prize of £50 to spend on Seasoned Pioneers products goes to Gordon Baxter…… Gordon wrote: ‘If only cameras could capture smells… spices as art at the Biennale (Venice 2013)’ Second prize of £30 to […]

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Great Taste Awards 2013

There was cause for celebration here as our recently launched ‘Vietnamese Kho’ gourmet cooking sauce won a ‘Great Taste 2013’ Award! This is our new powerfully spiced but sweet sauce, fragrant with roasted flavours of aniseed, holy basil and lemongrass, which is fabulous with beef, chicken, vegetables of tofu. If you haven’t tried it yet, […]

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New Product Line Up

Barberries… Dried Barberries, most widely known in Middle Eastern cuisine, especially in Iranian dishes (where they are known as zereshk) have a host of other uses too. These mild, slightly sweet, tangy little berries are wonderful in rice dishes, couscous & casseroled chicken recipes. They are a delicious addition to homemade mincemeat at Christmas and stuffings […]

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Some new things from Seasoned Pioneers…

Over the last few months here at Seasoned Pioneers we’ve been updating our range of spices and seasonings.  Our latest additions include a wider selection of dried herbs as well as explosive Shichimi Togarashi and Peri Peri Seasoning blends – as always produced from authentic recipes and dry roasted for maximum flavour (see below for […]

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