Rooted in Hawaiian tradition, Ohana Spice Trading Company had its beginning in Hawaii in the 1940’s. Our grandparents, Fred and Mary Rice, were married in Oahu on April 6, 1940. They enjoyed living the casual Hawaiian lifestyle, as many others in the islands, until December 7, 1941. That day changed everything for them and the Hawaiian people.
Our Grandfather immediately enlisted in the Coast Guard and our Grandmother returned to California to be closer to her family. Over the next 65 years as their ohana continued to grow, time was spent back and forth between California and the Hawaiian islands.
For us, Hawaii, its culture, food, dance and lifestyle have been a significant part of our family history. Our original, signature Ohana Spice recipe, Legend was created at our family restaurant, The Salty Pelican, in 1974. Our family tradition has been to continue the Hawaiian attitude of sharing a meal of good food with family and friends.
Since 2010, our goal as a company has been to foster the success of everyday meals with simple, yet sophisticated core ingredients that are both health conscious and delicious.
Today, the third generation of our family is involved in owning and operating the company. Ohana Spice Trading Company, has expanded into the National market place with five outstanding spice blends and more on the way. Our exceptional spice blends are easy to use, versatile and true kitchen essentials.
We are proud to share our quality spice products, based with Hawaiian flavors, culture and traditions in mind. They make the perfect addition to flavor-filled cooking and barbeque with Ohana.