With previous job experience in the spice industry, my father Thomas David Horton Sr., opened Horton Spice Mills in 1962. He gave me my first job in 1971 as a spice miller where I learned to grind spice for 11 years. From there, I moved to shipping and delivery, warehousing, colours, flavours and extracts. What I know today is because of working in the manufacturing end of the business.
Both Jacqueline and Victoria have spent many past summers working part-time while finishing their education. Learning the spices and the processes behind what it is that we do before joining full-time was key. Taking what they have learned outside and applying it within has opened up avenues of growth and has enabled us to better serve you.
We have developed our own line of seasonings and extracts over the years in addition to spices and herbs. We can custom develop, match, and further enhance blends based on clients needs. We supply the foodservice industry, commercial bakery trade and private label for companies in retail also.
Our made-per-order and unique grinding method ensures that our products maintain high oil content, flavour and aroma. My father’s favourite word to live by was “Quality” and we continue to provide just that.
We have something new and exciting coming soon! Until then, our team would like to thank you for your ongoing support in our Canadian family company. For those looking to add our spices, herbs, seasonings and extracts to their collection, welcome to the family- the one that gives you ‘The Spice of Your Life®’ ”
Tom Horton Jr.
President & Owner
Horton Spice Mills Ltd.