Welcome to our store, your premier destination for the finest and freshest spices sourced from around the world. We are passionate about bringing the essence of global flavors to your kitchen, making your culinary experience truly extraordinary.
The Spice Traders of Malabar
With a rich trading history dating back more than 400 years and origins deep rooted in the land of spices or the “Spice Gardens of India”. For centuries sailing ships carrying Indian Spices, perfumes, and textile to Mesopotamia, Arabia, North Africa and Europe lured seafarers to our shores and opened up new maritime routes. By the year 1511, the Portuguese were in control of the spice trade of the Malabar coast of India and Ceylon. Adopting the Portuguese system, the Dutch ousted the Portuguese from the Indian Waters, and established a much more effective monopoly over the supply lines of Asian commodities and formed the trading company in the name of Vereeing-de Ooast– Indische Campaigne (Dutch East India Company) also known as VoC in 1602.
Our story dates back to 1600 when seafarers and traders from Panikkassery Tharavadu (Clan) traversed the oceans with ships and land routes through caravans trudging along from Calicut, Goa and the Ceylon to the spice markets in Holland, Alexandria, and Rome. When the Dutch constructed the Fort at Chettuva in 1716, the captain of the Dutch ship, Ittikannan was our predecessor and there is mention about him in Dutch documents. The Panikkassery Tharavadu upholds immense rich and splendid heritage with its fame and name. We cherish the memory of its splendid past with pride.
The rise of a trading dominion
Our trading dominion had a major setback in 1862 when a major fire breakout at the warehouse which resulted in property damage and also sustained economic impact due to warring factions of Dutch, Portuguese and Zamorin military. Despite the setbacks during those period, the current generation of Panikkassery Tharavadu (Clan) shouldered the responsibility to reestablishing the long lost heritage and bring back the lost glory by re-christening the Trading entity as AROMATICA SPICE LLP, in the heart of the bustling trading hub of south India.
We take real pride in our heritage and the values passed down from one generation to another and that has shaped our entity. We constantly innovate and push boundaries across the majority of our products and services, our cornerstone products maintain decades of consistency and invoke warm nostalgic feelings for today’s consumers.
We look at combining the best of heirloom recipes and present day technologies to provide a unique vision of our markets - a vision which involves the sharing of knowledge, experience, and expertise as processor of spices, condiments, seasonings, herbs, tea, coffee and cocoa in India. we look forward to bring you the best gourmet & grocery experiences. Count on us as we go the extra mile to ensure our customers are happy.
A Brand by Aromatica
We an Indian born-and-raised collective who are passionate about healthy eating in a conscious and responsible way. Our passion for unique tastes, flavors and aroma brought our vision and vintages, to life. Our spices, herbs, condiments and seasonings bring together the finest ingredients and stunning aroma to create something very special. Our products under SPICEBAY brand from AROMATICA are pure and made out of naturally grown produce picked from the valleys in India, we also source organic produce directly from the farms, and we have other carefully selected spices and herbs sourced from around the globe.
We believe in quality, care, and creating unique products that everyone can enjoy. Colorful, creative, and inspired by what we see everyday, each label represents what we love about the world we live in. We hope they’ll inspire you too.