About the Founder
Behind Gunpowder Spices stands Monty Owen.
Monty worked in the catering industry after leaving school, first at his family's cafe, then cooking in the Alps and after this, aboard yachts. Following his graduation from University two years ago Monty moved into finance, however, it never quite gave him the 'spice of life' he was looking for.
‘Gunpowder Spices was born from my love of food and cooking. I view sharing food as one of the ultimate connectors.
It's bothered me for a long time that I was unable to get authentic fresh spices that were really beautifully packaged.
Finding inspiring and original gifts for people has also been a real challenge. It brings me a huge amount of joy seeing people's reactions when they open special gifts that have been seriously thought about and our spice chests do just that. Gunpowder gave me an opportunity to launch a truly original and beautiful product that evokes a deep sense of happiness in everyone'
Ethically and Sustainably Sourced - We are committed to supplying responsibly sourced ingredients of the finest quality
Top Quality - we grind all of our spices and mixes to order to ensure outstanding flavour
I've used some of these rubs already and they've all tasted so delicious! The recipes make cooking things straightforward and I can't wait to share with my friends over the BBQ
Just tried the chicken rub on breasts cooked on the Komodo joe
I bought these after seeing them on an advert on facebook. When they came I was absolutely gobsmacked - the packaging is so beautiful and the flavours are so unique! This will become my new go to gift for Birthdays and Christmas! Thank you Gunpowder!
perfect change from my usual kitchen adventures quick and simple easy change of flavour for me and my girl
So fresh and so many flavour notes in those I have used - loving them/ so glad that a chef friend told me about them
No longer will I have to flick through recipe books in fear knowing that I now have gunpowder spices in my arsenal. In just one purchase a thousand Islands has allowed me to cook with confidence knowing whatever recipes through up in the small print I'm covered. And NOW WITH REFILLS! Take my money!
My friend was utterly thrilled with the chests of spices I sent her as a special thank you. She said she recognised most of the Spices, was excited about the few she didn’t know- and couldn’t wait to get cooking! I told her to follow the fabulous recipes on Gunpowder’s website.
I'm halfway through my first Webley chest and I have to say these are some of the best spices I've tried for a long time. Really adds a whole new level of versatility, flavour and enjoyment to home-cooking. Can't wait to try the whole range!
Got given this as a gift, wld highly recommend to those thinking of buying for themselves or for others - great selection of spices in very smart packaging and the quality is exceptional!
exciting, new fresh flavours which brought my dishes to life. No more supermarket shelf spices I am a convert.
All the recipients of Spice Chests were thrilled with their presents. My Israeli out-law was so pleased with the contents of their Chest as he said some of the supermarket spices were not to his taste. You will definitely be getting orders for refills as and when.
From my point of view, it is nice to be able to fit square jars in a space rather than the usual round ones.
Fab little addition to the decor of the once abandoned spice shelf
The Spice Chests make wonderful Christmas presents and I can't wait for comments once opened. My personal Spice Chest is replacing several jars in the cupboard, and the square jars fit so much better in the space. Lovely!
These spices are incredible and make the best gifts for birthdays/Christmas! I’ve made so many of gunpowder’s wonderful recipes using these and can’t wait to make many more !!
Superb product, excellently packed & a great gift