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17-Feb-2012 | Spur Tree Spices sends first shipment to UK

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Spur Tree Spices shipped its first container of products to the UK, marking the gourmet condiments company’s entrance into the second biggest Jamaican diaspora market.

The shipment included Spur Tree’s 12 different sauces and spices. Among them are the jerk, curry, pepper jelly and the Jamaica Observer Food Awards winning oxtail seasoning.

15-Feb-2012 | Spur Tree featured in the TVJ Business News

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Matt Chandler (USA) On Spur Tree Jerk

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

This is a great product. I’ve been to Jamaica and had authentic jerk
chicken. This tastes the same as when I was there. After purchasing many
jerk products in the USA I’m happy I found this. I won’t buy any other
jerk product now. Thanks for the response!

Matt Chandler, USA

Sarah (Kingston & Fort Lauderdale) On Spur Tree Sauces

Monday, August 1st, 2011

My husband is a hot sauce connoisseur.  He is constantly looking for the “perfect” sauce: a clean pepper flavor, and enough heat to “make him cry” (figuratively, of course!)  When he discovered Spur Tree’s Crushed Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce, it was love at first taste – now our home cannot be without it.

For me, Spur Tree’s Pepper Jelly is the “must-have” ingredient for our home.  It’s sweet, and has just enough of a kick, and is completely addictive with all kinds of cheeses: cream cheese, cheddar, pepper jack – served with crackers it’s an instant and easy hit for entertaining.

When we got married, we wanted to send our overseas guests home with a ‘taste of Jamaica’ gift bag – I knew right away that Spur Tree products had to be included. Our guests unanimously raved about the Crushed Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce and Pepper Jelly, and are clamoring for more!

Sarah,Kingston & Fort Lauderdale

21-April-2011 | Jamaica Observer Food Section – Spur Tree Oxtail Seasoning

Thursday, April 21st, 2011


Spur Tree Spices director Mohan Jagnarine introduces his company’s impressive array of products to the Food Awards judges.Jamaica Observer Food Section – Spur Tree Oxtail Seasoning


10-Mar-2011 | Spur Tree Introduces Oxtail Seasoning

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Spur Tree Spices launched last Thursday its Jamaican Oxtail  Seasoning — a rich blend of aromatic Jamaican spices — at the Jamaica  Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) Limited’s headquarters at 85a Duke Street,  Kingston.

The idea to add yet another ‘all-in-one’ seasoning to the Spur  Tree line came about after a request was made by the company’s US market,  already familiar with the curry and jerk seasonings, who felt there was a need  for an all-in-one oxtail seasoning. Thus began nine months of perfecting the  recipe and taste tests, both locally and overseas.

The result — as described by  co-principal Dennis Hawkins —  “a countryside oxtail that even I can make”.  There’s more good news, like zero prep time which Hawkins believes will find  favour with food service employees and housewives alike. Immediate past  president of the JMA Doreen Frankson describes Spur Tree Jamaican Oxtail  Seasoning as “an all-in-one homestyle delicious burst of flavour… you can’t  get more Jamaican than this”.

Chairman Caribbean Culinary Federation Bill Moore  was also effusive in his praise for the product describing the oxtail seasoning  as “an innovative and creative product that allows the user to achieve an  excellent product in a consistent, cost effective and efficient way”.  There was  no disputing this as guests, following remarks by Spur Tree Spices CEO Mohan  Jagnarine and JMA president Omar Azan,  tantalised their taste buds  with  delectable morsels of oxtails prepared by Courtleigh Hotel and Suites commis  chef Robert McLeish.

Art G From (California) On Spur Tree Crushed Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Monday, October 4th, 2010
Oct 4, 2010

Hello, I just finished a bottle of your awesome crushed scotch bonnet pepper sauce. I wanted to know if you have a website that I can order from or a local distributor in the Modesto, California area. I received the bottle as a gift and it is amazing. Thank you for your time.

Art G – Modesto, California


Erica (Connecticut) On Spur Tree Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce & Curry Seasoning

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

“I’m happy to say my local store has now re-stocked their shelves with Spur Tree Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce – thanks for your help! I must also say I tried your Curry Seasoning and I had to say to my Mom the following day “where is that scotch bonnet flavor smell coming from?” and she said, “remember that curry sauce has scotch bonnet pepper in it”. It’s delicious…thanks for creating such a beautiful curry. Do you know where your Pepper Jelly is sold in Brooklyn, in particular or anywhere in New York City?”

Erica, Connecticut, US, April 26th, 2011

Nicola (Florida) On Spur Tree Sauces

Friday, March 26th, 2010
March 26th 2010

“I just wanted to write you a note to say I am a HUGE FAN of your products!!!! They are excellent. My mother asks me each time she visits what I’d like her to bring and I always, always ask for everything you have!!! Congratulations on such a great line of products!”
Nicola, Florida, U.S.

Jennifer W (Florida) on Spur Tree Crushed Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Feb 20, 2010

The product is FANTASTIC!…I lived and worked in Manhattan for 30 years and I am not that easily impressed but the Scotch Bonnet sauce has impressed me!!!!
Jennifer W – Florida