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Gourmet Spice Blends & Custom Seasonings Crafted for Your Business

Posted on Jun 19, 2023

Our Expertise

At Carolina Ingredients, we're on a mission to make the world taste better one seasoning at a time. As purveyors of the world's finest flavors for over 30 years, we take pride in crafting custom gourmet spice blends for the food industry -- from marinades to snack seasonings, bakery mixes, and more. Our uncompromising commitment to quality ingredients and top-tier customer service means you can count on us to create the perfect flavor for your product, satisfaction guaranteed.

In addition to crafting custom spice blends, we boast an expansive selection of house-made seasonings to choose from. Our highly qualified experts will carefully customize any blend to your specific application. Whether it's nuts, puffs, chips, or popcorn, we use on-site, in-lab testing to ensure your product has impeccable flavor balance and visual appeal.

What's more, we offer a wide array of "Better For You" blends using all-natural, non-GMO, and Vegan ingredients. Our R&D department can even give your product a Clean Label makeover by swapping out artificial colors, flavors, and high fructose corn syrup with lower sodium, gluten-free, and vitamin-enriched alternatives. We really do have something for everyone!

Ideation Sessions

Building strong relationships and establishing a solid foundation of trust with our customers is part of our core culture at Carolina Ingredients. You can count on us to go above and beyond to not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Our Ideation Sessions give you the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art Research & Development Lab and get to know our team of experts. Together, we'll work hand-in-hand to develop the perfect seasoning blends for your product line, with one of the fastest sample turnaround times in the industry. Our eight-step Partnership Development Process streamlines communication across all departments so we can align with your priorities and get on board with your goals, quickly and reliably. We'll also assist your marketing department in deploying new products, help you overcome obstacles, and more. We're with you every step of the way!


Custom Gourmet Blends Are Our Specialty

Consider Carolina Ingredients your one-stop resource for flavor innovation and culinary creativity. Whether you're looking for custom seasoning for bar snacks, sweet treats, or gourmet popcorn seasoning, we'll work with you to match, improve, or develop a new signature spice blend for your products.

Our in-house Culinary Chef and R&D scientists use expert market analysis to keep up with the latest trends so we can bring the freshest flavor formulations to your product line. Need a little inspiration? Check out our blog -- we're always cooking up new recipes and ideas! (We even create custom seasoning labels. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.)


Guaranteed Quality Assurance

Furthermore, our firm commitment to Quality Assurance gives your product a flavor you can be proud of. Along with surpassing industry standards for a safe working environment for our team, we strictly adhere to the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Food Safety Management System and are SQF Level 2 certified.


Sustainability Across The Board

We also take sustainability very seriously at Carolina Ingredients. Our use of renewable energy sources and eco-friendly practices means we're raising the bar on environmental stewardship in the food industry. We are proud to be the first seasoning manufacturer to receive the Silver Award from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the US Green Council. Our sunny South Carolina facility uses solar power to provide a secondary fuel and heating source for our manufacturing plant. By switching to renewable energy, we've decreased our carbon footprint by 23 tons of CO2. Almost all of our workspaces are lit by either natural light or solar tubes, our company cars are hybrids, and we monitor our environmental impact every month.

Our dedication to both quality and sustainability means that when you work with us, your products will not only taste good but do good for the world around us.


Past Creations…

Looking to spark your imagination? Here are just a few examples of Custom Seasoning Blends we've created for our valued customers.


Gourmet Spice Blends

Smoked Guajillo Chili

Infused with smoky, guajillo peppers, this south-of-the-border seasoning mix will definitely give people something to "taco" about.

Spicy Andouille Gumbo

This zesty fusion of Cajun herbs and spices with a hint of smoky andouille sausage and sweet bell peppers is ready to jazz up any bar snack.


Gourmet Dessert Blends

Maple Vanilla

Your customers are sure to flip out for this pancake-inspired combo of buttery vanilla and maple syrup flavors.

Birthday Cake

Who needs candles? When the scrumptious flavors of real vanilla, buttercream frosting, and sprinkles come together, your snack will really take the cake.


Gourmet Popcorn Seasonings

White Cheddar

Deliciously tangy and creamy, our white cheddar popcorn seasoning blend is not only 100% organic, but non-GMO too. (You could say it's cheddar, but better!)

Apple Cinnamon

You won't find anything artificial in our home-baked apple pie-inspired popcorn seasoning. Its fresh-out-of-the-oven flavor is the real deal!


Carolina Ingredients is your go-to manufacturer for custom spice blends and seasoning for any occasion. Whether you are looking to create a new custom seasoning with our team of experts or a clean label makeover, our sustainable manufacturing facility can handle any need your business has. Reach out to us today to see how we can help your business’ needs!




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