How we started...

Abena's father has been a vegetable farmer for the past forty years, while his father was a cocoa farmer. Growing up in Ghana, West Africa, Daddy taught Abena how to cook and to blend the West African holy trinity. After moving to the US while working in the food industry, Abena noticed a lack of West African originated products in mainstream food retail stores.

In the winter of 2015, she leveraged her food science background and West African heritage to develop the first prototypes of POKS Spices West African Seasonings. That prototype was a hit at a white elephant gift exchange event, and led to the launch of two products in the summer of 2016.

Where we are...

Since then, we had added another product to the POKS Spices Seasoning collection. These three products have won 8 product awards and have been featured on podcasts, tv, and online magazines.

Our next goal is to bring our award-winning West African Seasonings to a store closest to you, so you can easily share them with your friends and loved ones.

Truly, the best part of this journey has been the growth in our customer base both locally and nationally. We couldn't have done it with you. Thank you for being a part of our journey.


Abena & Eugene

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