Celebrate Ghana Independence Day with EssieSpice March 04 2016

This Sunday, March 6th is Independence  Day in Ghana.  In honor of the celebration, we’re excited to spread the word about EssieSpice.  While the sauces are made in New Jersey the inspiration and recipes for the sauces come from Essie’s family and traditions based in Africa.

EssieSpice is the creation of Spice Mixologist Essie Bartels.  Essie began cooking with her mother as a little girl making recipes that were passed down through the generations.  Every jar of EssieSpice is a tribute to Africa, the land of Essie’s birth and the place of her culinary inspiration. Each jar contains an Adinkra symbol, a visual symbol created by the Akan people of Ghana representing various concepts.

Essie’s heritage really shines through in every jar of EssieSpice.  From the sweetness of the TamarindOH! to the spice of the Mango-Chili Medley, there is something in the collection for everyone.  Essie created these sauces to add a bunch of flavor with little effort to your cooking. We know they will soon become a staple in your pantry.

If you are lucky enough to be in Ghana this weekend, you can visit the EssieSpice Pop Up at Café Kwae. Details below.

We won’t be able to make the trip but will be transporting ourselves through cooking with Essie’s delicious sauces. Shop the collection here.

Happy Friday,


EssieSpice PopUp