Turqle Trading is a good food story...
The true test of a sauce (or spice blend, or condiment), is that it heroes your food.
We put in the 10,000 hours of kitchen time - build flavours with robust foundations, interesting accents and supportive counterpoints. BUT what does this really mean?
For the sauces and relishes and mustards and pastes, the "great-flavour-backbone" comes from real vegetables: sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, garlic and chilli.
For the spices, the secret is in balance. Blending spices is part art, part craft, part luck and part magic. The main theme in a blend is fairly obvious, but the real test is the choice of 'praise singers' - the subtle bits that add the nuances... those accents that will spike little pops of salt, or sweet or acid or herb.
In short, we have done a lot of the 'flavour work'... so you don't have to do it all.