Santa Maria UK Foodservice
Spice in a spoon

About Santa Maria

Great tastes from destinations near and far

Our curiosity and passion for good food has helped us to explore new tastes and irresistible flavours from all around the world. The company’s cornerstones are product development and quality. We take care to constantly provide the best in spices and exciting seasonings from around the world, from the raw ingredients - to the kitchens of home cooks. We never stop travelling, collecting ideas and inspiration and cultivating our knowledge of spices. Which allows us to have product development and quality at our core.

Discovery Foods

Discovery Foods was founded in the late 1980's by well-travelled entrepreneur and passionate foodie, James Beaton. His philosophy was to deliver excellent products and service to all customers and suppliers. In 2009 Discovery Foods was acquired by the Swedish company Santa Maria and is now called Santa Maria UK. 

Back then

In the early 1900's, Nordfalks was a little spice trade in Gothenburg, Sweden.  In 2001, the company name Nordfalks changed to Santa Maria AB. Today we are the largest seasoning company on the Nordic market with 900 employees. Our product concepts are spices, Mexican, Thai Food, Indian Food and BBQ. Santa Maria has a great position in UK and Ireland in Mexican food, spices and snacks.

Part of the Paulig Group

Paulig is a family-owned food and beverage company, growing a new, sustainable food culture – one that is good for both people and the planet. Paulig provides all things tasty; coffees and beverages, Tex Mex and spices, snacks and plant-based choices. The company's brands are Paulig, Santa Maria, Risenta, Gold&Green and Poco Loco.

Paulig has over 2,000 passionate employees in 13 different countries working around the purpose For a life full of flavour. Paulig wants to be at the forefront of change because taste is key in building a better world. What we put on our plate or cup today, will make a difference tomorrow.

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Santa Maria UK Ltd ∙ Nimbus House, Maidstone Road ∙ Kingston, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK10 0BD ∙ Telephone numbers: UK careline: 01908 933109 ∙ ROI: 1800 577 449