About Us

We've been searching the Orient for the best spices and flavors for over 125 years...

James Allen Sharwood was a pioneering culinary explorer with an insatiable sense of adventure. In the 1880's James travelled the world discovering new spice treasures and delicacies, bringing back a range of chutneys and powders. Over 100 years later, today’s range has evolved to bring you the latest Asian flavors and ingredients that allow you to create your own Asian inspired meal.

Whether inspired by cooking from scratch, or a busy food lover looking for quick inspiration to spice up your everyday meal, our wide range of products have been created to satisfy all occasions. Our popular range of simmer sauces can transform any protein into a delicious Asian curry in a just a few simple steps, we’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.