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Malabar Ingredients is your dedicated manufacturer of dry seasonings, rubs, marinades and more

Serving the food industry since 1982

Named for the coastal province in India where the world’s best black pepper is grown, Malabar Ingredients first opened its doors in 1982 in Burlington, Ontario. What began as a small spice company has since expanded to include a variety of product lines. We are a dedicated manufacturer and distributor of dry seasonings, rubs, single spices, liquid marinades and much more. We are proud to be a GFSI-BRC AA rated certificated facility, allowing us to grow and better serve our customers.

One thing we are known for, aside from the best spices around, is our ability to produce custom units for our entire product line. We package units as small as 1kg to as large as 25kg bags and bulk drums.

Quality is a big deal for us, our onsite quality control department meticulously tests all finished products before they are distributed. We are committed to providing only the highest quality products to the Canadian food industry. With our blending facilities and extensive inventory of casings, ingredients and spices, we are able to exceed customer needs and offer the best variety out there.

Malabar Ingredients has grown and evolved far beyond our founding roots. We are committed to keeping up with our customers’ needs by continuing to expand our product line with the quality they can expect from Malabar Ingredients.

our customers

Malabar Ingredients is privileged to have some of the most creative and successful, interesting and just plain nice customers in the business. We like our customers and enjoy working with them, and revel in their success. Malabar Ingredients supplies to Canadian Companies in the meat and specialty food processing industry, including bakeries, snack foods, restaurants and pet food too. We develop flavours, blends and partner in product development to create unique and flavourful seasonings.

** Malabar Ingredients does not sell to the general public **


“In this fast-paced and ever-changing industry, it’s comforting to know there is a company like Malabar that will help you every step of the way. I cannot praise Malabar enough for the exceptional customer service and products they provide. – they care as much about my business as I do.”  Walter Mueller & Walter Mueller Jr. – Springer’s Meat Inc. Hamilton Ontario

“There are a ton of Companies I have been dealing with for supplies and ingredients of all types, an your prompt service has definitely been a breath of fresh air!” Chef Thompson Tran – Wooden Boat Food Company – Kitchener Ontario

“Just want you guys to know that your quality and service is number 1!! I’ve been dealing with you for a few years now without incident. Girls on the order desk are always kind and courteous ( and seems to know my orders better than me). Reliability is the name of the game these days. It’s nice knowing I can that here.” Phil Di Filippo – Roma Bakery & Deli – Stoney Creek Ontario

“At Country Meat Packing we strive to produce a top quality product and we could not do this without the expertise and helpfulness of the team at Malabar!  We have been in business for 40 years, my father used Malabar spices then and they continue to provide us with a top quality products to this day.” Albert Boekestein – Country Meat Packing – Dundas Ontario

“We at Beckwith Butcher are very pleased with the spices and marinades that we get from Malabar. We are known for the best sausages, kebobs and of course our Burgundy pepper sirloin steak in the Ottawa Valley as well as the steak spice and other seasonings we bottle up. We always we get fantastic supplies and service from Malabar.” Rob Carpenter – Beckwith Butcher – Carleton Place Ontario


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