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Merissa Lombardo

Hi, I’m Merissa Lombardo the R&D Manager for Hela Spice North America. Over the years at Hela Spice, I’ve been able to work with many food categories and help our customers make their conceptualizations a reality. Food has always been about family and sharing, as I’ve grown into my career, I’ve been able to learn so much and grow my passion for food. I’m excited to be sharing these learnings with an audience of my fellow peers.

10 October 2023

12 Soothing Fall Drinks That Aren’t Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin spice lattes have become the quintessential fall beverage. They’re practically synonymous with this time of year. Read More

28 September 2023

Top Spices Around the World: Japan

Japanese cuisine is renowned for its carefully balanced flavours. Read More

14 September 2023

A Seasonal Produce Guide: Which Fruits and...

Throughout the year, Canadian agriculture produces many high-quality fruits and vegetables. Read More

16 August 2023

8 Irresistible Ice Cream Trends to Watch in...

There are few products as universally adored as ice cream. It’s the dessert of choice for many consumers regardless of age, location, and nationality. Read More

26 July 2023

Snackification: How the Rise of Snacking Is...

Are standard meals becoming a thing of the past? Perhaps. Read More

12 July 2023

Top Spices Around the World: India

Indian cuisine is quite interesting, as it combines an array of ground and whole spices. Read More

16 May 2023

12 Herbs and Spices That Season Fish to...

Fish is an excellent choice for any menu since it has a quick cook time and is super nutritious. Read More


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