The POKS Story
With POKS Spices, Discover FlavorFULL Goodness inspired by the rich, bold and authentic flavors from Ghana, West Africa.
Growing up in Ghana, Daddy would send me to pick fresh herbs and spices from his farm, during family occasions, to blend for the many dishes I learned to cook from him. When we moved to the US over 10 years ago, it became difficult to keep up with the tradition of cooking with freshly blended seasonings for each meal. Therefore, we developed the All Purpose Seasonings to be a substitute for the healthy seasonings we were used to.
Just as the Cajuns have the holy trinity of onions, bell peppers and celery, West Africans have hot peppers, onions and ginger. In developing our seasonings, we built upon the base of the West African holy trinity, incorporating other seasonings in them. We also developed the seasonings to be low sodium, to address growing health concerns of high sodium consumption among the population. Also, our seasonings do not contain any MSG, sugar or preservatives.
POKS Spices come in 2 varieties; Original (Daddy's Recipe) and Extra Spicy (Mama's Recipe). Daddy's Recipe is named in honor of Daddy, who taught me how to blend spices, while Mama's Recipe, in named in honor of Mama, who taught me how to love all things spicy.