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Food Product Development Company in Canada & USA

From product concept to distribution, our value-added food product development and culinary innovation services cater to Manufacturing Companies’ needs.

Develop your best-selling, signature creation with a winning flavour profile. Create the perfect blend of taste, nutrition, and all-around sensory delight across everyday food products.

Taste the difference with a turn-key food product development solution. From concept to distribution, get all the ingredients and technology you need to create a best-seller. Explore flavours consumers know and trust, and take bold strides towards the most innovative ingredient applications, finished food products, and meal-enhancing solutions.

Product development and culinary innovation

A Masterclass In Culinary Innovation

At Hela Spice, we value good food at great value — the perfect balance of taste and nutrition developed by leading food product development technology. With our team of food researchers, processing experts, and taste technologists, we collaborate with Manufacturing Companies, leading food innovation. Together, we deliver the building blocks to your signature flavours: ingredients, recipes, processing and cooking techniques, and best-selling food staples.

Culinary Excellence

We know the secret to good ingredients and built our company in collaboration with Manufacturing Companies on curating and sharing it with you. Our signature products optimize the taste, nutrition, function, and sensory characteristics of Canada’s best-selling foods.

Our research and development team employs a mix of food science and practical experience in a state-of-the-art food processing laboratory, all in partnership with Manufacturing Companies, to develop various meat, dairy, vegetarian, high-nutrition, seafood, sauce, snack and beverage products.

Consumer Insight

At Hela Spice, in collaboration with Manufacturing Companies, we know you can’t go wrong with a refined, world-class palate. Our food researchers and culinary experts sample cuisines all over the world, understand regional tastes and create a delightful blend of signature flavours that are tried and true.

The Hela Spice guarantee is care and creativity in creating customized product solutions, meeting regulatory and food safety standards, and delivering customer satisfaction through the years.

The Future Of Food

We invite you to join us at the forefront of culinary innovation. Hela Spice is dedicated to helping our customers envision the future of food using cutting-edge technology and product solutions, and stay ahead of evolving consumer needs and tastes.

With a wide range of ingredients and state-of-the-art food processing equipment, we are always experimenting with new product ideas to deliver true culinary artistry, nutritional value, and flavour optimization.

Food Research And Development

Food by Hela Spice: Our Product Development Expertise

Hela Spice, in collaboration with Manufacturing Companies, proudly delivers over 100 years of experience in food handling, quality, and sustainability packaged in every product and culinary innovation.

Our culinary and food product development technology expertise is grounded in our on-site, up-to-date meat pilot plant, food chemistry and microbiology laboratories, and blending facilities. From functional ingredients to seasonings and beverage blends, we deliver all the ingredients you need.

Food products

Functional Ingredients

Get all your taste, stability, and quality essentials with Hela Spice-proofed quality. 

Achieve excellence with functional ingredients for flavour, texture, shelf life, food protection, and regulatory compliance. Create your next best-seller with these key basics:

  • Emulsifiers
  • Protein texturants
  • Clean label ingredients for food protection and fermentation
  • Specialty enzymes.
Food products

Food Products

The heart of our mission is making good food possible. Hela Spice shares your appetite for both comfort foods and bold, new flavours — and we are constantly reimagining how we bring these to market. Our Company exists to help you bring these innovations to life, beginning with core ingredients. Browse our selection of meal-enhancing solutions to cater to every customer’s needs and tastes:

  • Coatings
  • Stocks and broths
  • Seasonings
  • Sauces
  • Cheese and dairy powders
  • Rubs, marinades, and glazes
  • Plant-based alternatives.
Functional ingredients
Functional ingredients
Beverage solutions

Beverage Solutions

Perfect food and drink pairings by expanding your offerings. Whether it’s dessert in a glass, a thirst-quencher, or an everyday staple, refresh with every sip. Mix, blend, brew, stir, and shake juices, coffee, cocktails, smoothies and more with our selection of beverage product solutions:

  • Syrups
  • Extracts
  • Sauces
  • Liquid concentrates
  • Mixes and powders
  • Creamers
  • Toppings
  • Dairy staples.
Beverage solutions

Food Research, Manufacturing and Development Companies: The Technology Behind Better Food

At Hela Spice, we do more than develop and supply core food and drink products — the ingredients for your best-selling recipes and culinary delights. We are constantly reimagining and reinventing them to taste, look, and keep better.

Our goal is a complete food product development technology solution that delivers the perfect balance of nutrition, signature flavor, and all-around customer satisfaction. Discover our solutions to various food and beverage challenges and opportunities across foodservice operations:

Global knowledge

Global Knowledge

Hela Spice proudly leads the ingredient and beverage development industry in product development for unrivalled culinary experiences. Our team of food scientists, chefs, and manufacturing experts curate global ingredient and flavour portfolios, and scale our technical expertise and capacity for food production and development. We constantly uncover global consumer insights, trends, and opportunities to develop products that elevate food quality and taste and promote market adoption.

Global knowledge

Industry Solutions

We help you connect with customers through memorable flavours and reliable ingredient quality, without the complexities of manufacturing and supply chain management. Hela Spice provides complete food product development solutions for various foodservice operators; from suppliers, to processors, to stores. Our Company’s guarantee is customer insight-driven product development to meet taste, health, and accessibility demands across foodservice and retail channels.

Industry solutions
Industry solutions
Hela Spice product development beyond flavour

Beyond Flavour

At Hela Spice, we use a combination of food science, sensory appeal, and nutritional value to deliver fresh ideas that promise excellence. Our Company strives to serve a balance of taste, quality, and nutritional value, allowing you to reimagine time-tested customer favourites. Our deep insight into global consumers also provides a window to various taste preferences across customer demographics and enriches ingredient offerings.

Hela Spice product development beyond flavour


Hela Spice is built on shared value. Since our beginnings over 100 years ago, we have always recognized that food product development is only possible through an ecosystem of reliable partnerships. We leverage industry-leading manufacturing and culinary technology and work with partners that reflect and share our commitment to sustainable production and consumption to deliver great ingredients.

Hela Spice product development sustainability
Hela Spice product development sustainability
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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Developing a food product involves several key steps. First, ideate by brainstorming and researching food industry trends. Then, prototype your idea to create a testable version of the product. Gather feedback from potential customers through testing, refining your product accordingly. Formulate the product by determining precise ingredients and processing methods. Choose suitable packaging and conduct shelf life testing to ensure its longevity. Finally, commercialize by finding a manufacturer, establishing distribution, and marketing to consumers.

A food product developer is responsible for crafting and innovating various food and beverage items. They conduct market trend research, design new recipes, experiment with ingredients, and refine formulations to produce enticing and safe products. These professionals consider elements like flavor, consistency, shelf life, and nutritional value while ensuring compliance with regulations and meeting consumer demands.

Product development in the food industry refers to the process of conceptualizing, creating, and improving food and beverage offerings. This encompasses activities such as researching consumer preferences, crafting recipes, exploring ingredient possibilities, refining formulations, conducting sensory assessments, and guaranteeing products adhere to safety and regulatory requirements. The goal is to produce novel and attractive food products that align with evolving market trends and customer expectations.

The typical timeline for food product development projects varies depending on factors such as complexity, recipe formulation, regulatory approvals, and client involvement. However, a general timeline can range from several months to over a year. It often involves stages such as initial concept development, recipe formulation and testing, prototyping, sensory evaluation, packaging design, regulatory compliance, and finally, production scale-up. Effective communication and collaboration between the development team and the client are essential to ensuring the project stays on track and meets the desired timeline for bringing the food product to market.

Yes, our food product development company can assist with scaling up production for mass manufacturing. Our team has expertise in transitioning food products from small-scale batches to large-scale production facilities. We understand the complexities involved in scaling up, including optimizing processes, sourcing ingredients at larger quantities, ensuring consistency in product quality, and meeting regulatory requirements. Whether you’re looking to increase production volume for local distribution or expand into national markets, we’ll work closely with you to develop a comprehensive plan for scaling up production efficiently while maintaining the integrity of your food product.


Have a product idea? Tell us all about it and your search for the perfect ingredients. Find it all at Hela Spice. Let’s talk about your next best-seller.