For an international twist on traditional Christmas recipes, we offer a selection of organic and conventional herb and spice blends, as well as non-allergen and free-from alternatives.


Our festive blends are perfect for spicing up beef, game, fish and vegetable-based dishes, and we also supply a sweet mixed spice seasoning for baked goods, plus a gluhwein mix for wine, cider and alcohol-free warmed juices.


All blends are vegan too so can be used on meat-free and plant-based foods, squashes, as well as pulse, nut and alternative roasts.


The savoury blends incorporate traditional and more unusual seasonal herbs and spices, while the sweet mixed spices are perfect for Christmas puddings, stollen and fruit loaves as well as modern recipes, such as spiced orange and cranberry cake and mince pie variants.


Our gluwein and cider blend includes a balanced combination of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper and ginger.

The blends include the following ingredients:

  • Beef – black pepper, chilli, cumin and coriander
  • Game – fennel, black pepper and juniper
  • Fish – lemon, pink peppercorns, dill, paprika and cumin
  • Vegetable – roast cauliflower: cumin, paprika, turmeric and black pepper
  • Sweet spice – cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, black pepper and ginger
  • Gluhwein – cassia, ginger root, nutmeg, star anise, allspice and black pepper

The versatile festive blends are an exciting option for seasonal food and drink, designed to add alternative flavours and textures to Christmas dinners, and tap into consumers’ love of world cuisine.


We also offer a range of stuffing mixes in organic and conventional format, including a spicy cranberry and a nutmeg, cassia and black pepper mix to be incorporated into meat main course dishes, such as prepared turkey or beef joints, or used in dry format to create stuffing mixtures and balls.


We know that not everyone chooses a turkey for Christmas dinner with many consumers are now opting for beef, game and whole fish, such as salmon or seabass, as well as vegetarian and vegan alternatives. Modern Brits’ tastes are changing and people are looking for variety, new and interesting flavour combinations, and unusual dishes at Christmas group gatherings. Food manufacturers and foodservice outlets should offer alternatives to traditional turkey dinners over the festive period and our new blends allow them to develop appealing dishes to suit modern palates.


Christmas is always a key period for food manufacturers and dining outlets, and our quality spices are perfect for many types of festive dishes and accompaniments, bakery items and drinks. It’s important for to stay one step ahead and use interesting, quality products that consumers will love and enjoy over the festive period.


Our ingredients are available to all areas of the food industry, from small craft bakers through to large-scale food manufacturers, as well as pubs, bars, restaurants and caterers. Using our international sourcing capabilities and distribution network, we are delighted to supply the industry with the finest, quality spices in time for the Christmas period. Creating tasty and authentic foods is important to meet consumer demand and with our seasonal spices and blends, our customers can rest assured they are using only the highest quality ingredients in their end products.

We can offer allergen-free, vegan, conventional and organic blends on request, can match or enhance existing blends and can collaborate with manufacturers on bespoke formulations for new products.

EHL can supply these blends under its Lähde brand to the foodservice and catering sector and  in bulk to food manufacturers and producers, and can also offer advice on new and existing formulations.

To find out more, contact our team at our head office – email or call 0161 480 7902.