West African Heritage

Our founder Abena, hails from a family legacy of farming with her father having farmed in Ghana, West Africa for over 40 years, while her late grandfather and late great-grandfather were farmers too. Mr Opoku runs a farm in Ghana called Growing Gold.

After immigrating to the US and working in the food industry, Abena recognized an opportunity in America's groceries and pantries for bold West African flavors.

Leveraging the multi-faceted aspects of her background, she set out to develop a line of products that capture the essence of bold West African flavors, built on foundational ingredients in West African cooking; chili, ginger and garlic, which she creatively coined as the “West African holy trinity of spices”.

Growing Gold
  • 2015

    Seasoning Prototying

  • 2016

    Seasoning Launch

  • 2018 - 2020


  • 2021

    Re-launch POKS Spices

  • 2022

    Chili Sauce Prototyping

  • 2023

    Chili Sauce Launch

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Our Mission

Our brand name POKS, comes from Abena's family's name OPOKU. This name represents legacy; generations of the Opoku family making a positive difference in the West African and global food landscape, in farming, and now consumer packaged food products.

We are passionate about bringing bold West African flavors built on the West African holy trinity of spices, to the America's groceries and pantries.

Thank you for being a part of our journey, and cheers as you Discover FlavorFULL Goodness!

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POKS Spices X Crescendo Foods Partnership

POKS Spices has partnered with Crescendo Foods, based in Ghana, West Africa, to support emerging Ghanaian food brands in expanding their local and global reach.

As part of this partnership, POKS Spices will provide an annual grant for commercial kitchen time and food science expertise from Crescendo Foods. Additionally, the selected brand will receive one-on-one mentorship from Abena and other food industry experts.