International Food Ingredients

You want to break new ground? Then we are the right partner for you!

You don’t want to wait until the world turns faster and develops further? You are looking for new possibilities that can now be implemented? Then come and join us! As a family business, we approach tasks and challenges not only with heart, but also with mind. Our technologies and our knowledge enable us to go the ways that lead into the future. Our claim is to be extraordinarily efficient and passionate in everything we do through flat hierarchies and proven expertise in the areas of traditional seasonings, exotic flavours and high-performance functional ingredient compounds of active ingredients. Combined with 110 years of experience our way of working makes us not only fast but above all efficient for you as a business partner.

Our crew always goes the extra mile to achieve the best possible result. Find our locations here.

Hela Spice International

Great Canadian Taste and Value

Supplying Canada’s Essential Food Products and Innovations

Hela Spice represents truly Canadian taste and value: diverse flavours and sustainably sourced local ingredients. We deliver all the building blocks to essential and experiential food products. From custom blends and flavour systems, to product development and processing capabilities, and quality assurance, partner with us today to discover the secret to great taste at great value.

Technical Expertise

Technical Expertise

Food is as good as the components that make it possible. At Hela Spice, we’re constantly rethinking — and changing — what makes good food. From ingredient sourcing and application, to processing, and scalable product development, we offer leading-edge technical expertise. See food innovation as it happens at our state-of-the-art meat pilot plant and processing facilities, and with all-new flavour extraction and custom blending capabilities.

Hela Spice International

Canadian Culinary Delight

We know the Canadian food market and what Canadian consumers enjoy. Our expertly analyzed and constantly refined consumer insights run deep into historical and emerging food trends across regional taste markets. These drive our search for the finest ingredients and innovative formulations. We deliver a winning flavour profile, rapid product development, and constant innovation in response to evolving tastes and trends.

Food Quality And Safety

Food Quality and Safety

Hela Spice stands for unparalleled quality and safety. At the core of our mission to deliver great-tasting, nutrient-dense, and value-added food innovation is a commitment to following — and exceeding — the highest safety standards. Experience our unique blend of sustainable sourcing and quality-assured ingredient formulation to transform nature’s finest and consumer-preferred tastes into winning food products across consumer segments.

From Concept to Commercialization: Turn-Key Food Product Solutions

Product Development

Hela Spice serves all your product development innovation needs, from ideation to market success. Our rapid product development and optimization services are driven by a commitment to delivering what makes good food: broad-based ingredient knowledge and sustainable application, state-of-the-art processing, regulatory expertise, and culinary artistry. Discover a complete innovation solution built on taste, nutrition, and value tailored to meat, poultry, dairy, seafood, bakery, vegetarian, and beverage products.

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Custom Blending

Create your signature flavours, richly infused with the finest ingredients and driven by evolving consumer tastes. We custom-blend spice and seasoning mixtures and proprietary flavour profiles, formulated for signature protein and protein alternative, snack, bakery, and beverage creations. Delight the Canadian palate with classic comforts and bold fusions, sealed in with high-performance functional ingredients for optimal freshness, quality, and lasting stability. Reduce manufacturing complexity and increase product efficiency with our convenient and economical bulk-packaged dry mixes.

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Training

When you partner with Hela Spice, you get more than the ingredients to quality taste and value. We equip you to lead food product innovation across Canadian markets. Learn from industry experts in custom-tailored training sessions. Leverage valuable consumer insight, advanced food processing and manufacturing knowledge, and product development expertise. Explore novel flavour profiles and grow your product portfolio for ultimate consumer value.

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Troubleshooting

Hela Spice supports every step of your production process. We provide technical assistance to restore optimal ingredient application and food processing and keep you on track to meet production targets. Tackle challenges with on-site, in-plant technical support, and streamline performance for future market growth.

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Consistent Flavour, Functionality, and Value

Our Food Optimization and Tastemaking Solutions

Browse our diverse selection of custom ingredient blends and functional solutions. Find everything you need to serve consistently great taste at great value:

Spice and Seasoning Blends

Create signature taste with custom-blend and ready-to-use rubs, cures, marinades, and glazes, expertly formulated for a diverse flavour profile at the heart of the Canadian consumer market.

Textures and Coatings

Improve mouthfeel and introduce consistent shape, colour, and aroma for ultimate sensory delight, custom-blended and refined for various proteins and bases.

Functional Ingredients

Enhance structural quality, taste, nutrition, binding capabilities, and shelf-life capabilities for maximum ingredient efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Sauces and Dressings

Deliver meal-enhancing solutions with custom-blended sauces, dressings, condiments, and more for truly delightful food experiences.

FOOD PRODUCT APPLICATIONS

Custom Blending and Product Development Across Food Segments

See our ingredient portfolio and custom formulations in action. Serve unparalleled taste, quality, and value with every bite. Partner with Hela Spice from product concept to commercialization:

Meat

Meat

High-quality steaks, chops, ribs, deli meat, and more infused with custom-blend spice and seasoning mixtures, tailored flavour profiles, and shelf-life extenders.

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VEGETARIAN

VEGETARIAN

From classic vegetable-style products to plant-based creations and meat analogues, deliver authentic taste, mouthfeel, and signature flavours in heart-healthy and sustainable soy, wheat, chickpea, and other protein alternatives.

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POULTRY

POULTRY

Reinvigorate the poultry market with proprietary spice and seasoning mixtures, and refine taste, quality, and texture with functional breadings and coatings.

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SEAFOOD

SEAFOOD

Tap our specialized seafood processing capabilities for winning flavour systems across straight seafood products and sauce and marinade applications, and promote consumer safety with up-to-date regulatory expertise in allergen-free handling.

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BAKERY

BAKERY

Combine confectionery flavour systems and functional ingredients for consistent taste, texture, and quality of everyday baked goods and fine patisserie treats.

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DAIRY

DAIRY

Premium ingredient sourcing, custom-blending and dairy processing capabilities for hard and soft dairy products, topical seasonings, dairy-based sauces and spreads, and dessert solutions.

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SNACKS

SNACKS

Bite-sized crunch, nutritional value, and consumer delight across salty and savoury snacks, powered by extrusion, topical application, bake and slice technologies, and custom-blended spice and seasoning mixes and internal functional ingredients.

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BEVERAGE

BEVERAGE

State-of-the-art ingredient processing and blending of bulk dry-packaged mixed blends for functional proteins, hot chocolates, spiced teas, coffees, nutritional drinks, and more.

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PROTEIN

PROTEIN

Complete protein product development and optimization of meat, poultry, seafood, protein alternatives, and dairy products.

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Quality Assure
With more than 100 years of experience
in handling food, quality and sustainability are an integral part of our philosophy
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