We want to help empower you to make your food wicked, right at home. So we’ve developed what we’re calling a ‘kitchen tool box’ of chef-inspired, chef-developed handy ingredients to support!
Wicked Kitchen Spices have arrived!
February 24, 2020
We’d like to introduce you to the new Wicked spice range to help!
We’ve brought these products into the fold to help create incredible meals packed with flavour combinations in your own kitchens. We want you to cook more, look after yourself and have an easy time of it. It’s now easier than ever to create delicious food from 100% plant-based items. We definitely won’t tolerate bland and boring!
Note: For those living in the U.K. these are all available in over 500+ Tesco stores. We’re working on making items available in other countries and are waiting on calls from the large retailers.
Sit tight for a tour of the new ranges with our very own Derek Sarno:
Where should beginner chefs start when using these spice blends?
All the spice blends are packed with flavor and can be used as an easy swap for what is currently in your cupboard. We’ve got tons of recipes and videos showing some ideas but the best ideas are always the ones you come up with!
Here’s a couple of simple recipes to get you started:
Vegan Chinese BBQ Takeaway – using the Sesame Togarashi Spice Blend.
Stick Teriyaki Mushroom Skewers – using the Sesame Togarashi Spice Blend.
Which spices would you recommend for non-vegans to replicate the flavours we associate with meat and fish?
All of the spices were developed for people who love food! The Sage, Onion & Garlic Seasoning is a more traditional one that offers more comforting things we may have grown up with. If you’re looking for excitement we have the Fiery Piri Piri Rub or the Hot & Spicy BBQ Rub that will add a bit of WOW to any meal. Really try the ones that fit your fancy, experimenting is one of the best parts of cooking!
Here’s a great example of a traditional dish: Country Fried Tofu ‘Turkey – using Sage, Onion & Garlic Seasoning.
How did you decide on the flavours in this spice range?
Developing comes from a combination of what we were used to, to trying new things that excite and delight. Innovation is all about moving away from the same old, taking what we’ve learned and making it better, dipping into the new and often times improved. One thing we always keep in mind is flavor and taste, knowing that everyone likes different flavors we take efforts to make the best we can in different categorical flavors to appeal to those particular people.
Are there any stories behind any of the flavours?
The Wicked Birds Eye Sriracha is one we’ve taken inspiration from the bottled form and made it dried for ease of use with all the spice of life we’re looking for. The Sage, Onion & Garlic Seasoning is based off a traditional blend and replaces the spices normally marked with animal names that have no role in plant-based cooking. They all have a story to be honest! What matters is the stories they’ll help you build!
What are your favourite ways to pair up spices and plants?
I’m a big fan of cooking individual vegetables using different methods and different spices to offer a range of flavors and taste appeals. A great example would be the veg boards we have mastered.
Give us some inspiration! How can we use these spices in a creative way?
Keep an eye on our YouTube channel to find more ways to use our spices!
For those of you who live outside the UK, here is our handy spice guide as a free gift to help you be inspired to use spices and creative ways!
Download yours here: Spice Guide