Business Name: Spice World of Canada Website: www.spiceworld.ca Established: 1997 Questions answered by: Aaron Delos Santos
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
Spice World is a family business proudly based in Winnipeg. The Delos Santos family has been sharing the love of spices since 1997. We are passionate about specifically curating spices from a network of ethically sourced distributors supporting sustainable farming practices. We are driven and passionate about the love of cooking as we see our diverse customers embracing different cultures and cuisines. We also love inspiring cooking newbies and foodies with the highest quality spices and blends. It’s all about connecting and coming together for the love of food and community.
With the Winnipeg local maker community continuing to grow, what is the most important thing you’d like potential customers of your company to know?
With over 20 years of knowledge and service, our personal touch and handmade blends are what sets us apart from your local supermarket choices along with the fact that we offer over 100 spices from all over the world.
What inspired you to start your business?
Inspired by the love of cooking and offering our customers something unique and flavourful.
What was the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome?
The biggest struggle was trying to run a business during the pandemic. Dealing with supply issues and loss of wholesale business due to struggling restaurants.
What has been your biggest success as a maker?
Our biggest success was working with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to create a limited edition BBQ set. Also, continuing to grow and survive during a pandemic.
Do you have any advice that you would pass on to someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Do something you love and are passionate about. Be patient and willing to put in the work. Give your customers your all and remember that a smile goes a long way.
Please share any upcoming events as well as the best place(s) for people the purchase your product!
Our store is located in beautiful St. Boniface on 137 Marion Street with online shopping available. You can also find our products at St. Leon’s Market, Crampton’s, Lacoste Garden Centre, The Locals in the Outlet Mall, and Fromagerie Bothwell.