TAIKO FOODS

THE BRIEF

Taiko Foods are a leading sushi manufacturer in the UK, supplying delicious and beautifully crafted sushi to many multiples across the country.
They value good quality ingredients that would help their sushi platters stand out on the supermarket shelves.

THE ACTION

In August 2021, Swati started experimenting with coloured sesame seeds – sounds crazy right!
But she wanted to have a play with all natural plant based colours and sesame seeds to see if it could result in a product that had never been seen before.

For about 3 months, Swati worked on what possibilities could arise from this whacky experiment – if nothing else, it was great fun for her kids to watch and they loved the new colours that kept emerging (many failed results were used in craft projects) 🙂

THE RESULT

By October 2021 it was clear that these trials were creating some Cheeky magic.
We ended up making UK’s first range of Coloured Sesame Seeds –

  1. Dark Green
  2. Pretty Pink

We presented the products to Taiko’s NPD team who immediately loved the plethora of opportunities it could create as a sushi topping.

With Taiko’s belief in our products, in April 2022 they used our Bright Orange sesame seeds on their new sushi in Waitrose stores.
By July 2022, they further used all three colours in a premium range for Lidl stores across the entire country that are flying off the shelves!

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Frequently Answered Questions

What are Sprinkles ?

Sprinkles are seasoning mixes of superfood seeds, spices and herbs that are an easy way to add flavour, texture and nutrition to everyday meals.

While a spice mix is usually used during cooking, sprinkles are ready to eat and can be added on top of finished meals to improve the flavour and visual impact of the dish.

A Sprinkle a day keeps the bland away. Sprinkles can be your chef’s new best friend to quickly add layers of flavour to a base recipe.
For example, the same base soup can be flavours with a Coconut Thai Sprinkle or a Japanese Shichimi Sprinkles creating two completely unique end dishes.
Our sprinkles are also premixed in the right proportions to cut down cooking time for your kitchen staff.

We only use BRC certified suppliers and contractors for our entire supply chain.
We also do positive release for evert batch produced ensuring full quality assurance.

Yes. With 5 years of development experience for some of the leading food manufacturers and restaurant chains across UK.
We can take your sprinkle/seasoning brief from an idea to samples and finally to production.
Please see more here

We take approximately 4 weeks for our bespoke service.
This includes collecting brief, creating 2 bespoke sprinkles and fine tuning your preferred one to a final recipe.
Of course, based on any specific requirements like specialised ingredients or delays in feedback can make the process longer.
Please see more details here

We usually take 4 weeks from acceptance of purchase order to delivery.
If your lead times are shorter, please do discuss this with us.

All our products are Nut Free. We offer Allergen Free alternatives to some of the usual commercial ingredients like our Gluten Free Crispy Fried OnionSesame Free Togarashi and Nut Free Dukkah.
To see our full range of allergen free opliions, please see here