Ginger Dragon was founded in 2003 by Michael Smith, and built on his love of Asia, his passion for authentic ingredients, and vast experience of International trade. The company boasts 50 years combined knowledge in ginger products and poppadums.
Ginger Dragon established their brand with it's premium organic ginger products and the Organic Young Ginger in Syrup (retail) went on to win Silver in the Soil Association Organic Food Awards in 2006.
Left: Michael Smith Director of Ginger Dragon in China, surrounded by the organic ginger that has been recently harvested. Right: Michael in the ginger field.
Over the past decade, Ginger Dragon have made their mark on the manufacturing industry, and have established lasting working relationships with suppliers and factories in both China and India. It's clients include some of the largest and smallest food manufacturers in the UK and EU.
In 2007 Ginger Dragon launched it's Spice Tree brand. Spice Tree products include authentic asian food supplies such as handmade and machine made poppadum pellets, Thai, Indian, and Chinese frozen snacks, and indian pickles and chutney's.
Ginger Dragon is environmentally and socially conscious. The company is founded on a firm belief in organic farming and fair-trade and we believe strongly in corporate responsibility:
As part of our environmental commitment we avoid air freighting our products if at all possible. Our offices are environmentally friendly - we produce our own electricity and recycle 99% of materials used.
We are committed to supporting UK employment, companies and services. We are a 100% UK based company and all share dividends, charitable donations and remuneration remains in the UK and not paid to external owners, therefore stimulating the UK economy.
The Brooke Charity, The Sussex Wildlife Trust, Southern Lurcher Rescue, and the British Tent Pegging Association. Click here to find out more...
Ginger Dragon is currently the leading UK importer of organic ginger products. We don't import Ginger from alternative origins, Ginger Dragon's principal supplier has its own dedicated growers.
We have been Soil Association approved since 2003, and sucessfully converted our ginger co-operative to Fair Trade status in 2013.
Ginger Dragon belongs to CAMPDEN BRI (Science, Technology, and Information for the Food, Drink and Allied Industries worldwide), and it's principal suppliers are British Retail Consortium (BRC) certified.
Ginger Dragon sources ingredients carefully and builds longstanding relationships with suppliers and factories that hold the same standards and ethical principles.
We are particularly proud of our handmade and machine made Poppadums which are sourced from the finest Quality Manufacturer Exporter in India (Sedex B member) who holds Grade A certification and maintains high social and ethical standards within their manufacturing facility. All their raw materials are processed in-house and have 100% traceability.
Whether you're an individual or small enterprise requiring one carton, or a large company in need of a full container load, Ginger Dragon can help.
Many of our products are available in industrial packaging, wholesale quantities, and in retail packs.
To help you navigate our online product catalogue we have clearly labelled our products with the following three symbols to indicate which formats are available.
Ginger Dragon are constantly working with New Product Development (NPD) teams and are always interested in what's being created, whether it's a cake, ice cream, chocolate or a ready meal.
Need assistance? Ginger Dragon have dedicated technical personnel ready to help you with any food safety specification or New Product Development query you may have.
If you wish to source premium quality industrial ingredients for a new or existing product please email Ginger Dragon with your enquiry today.
We supply an extensive range of Indian, Thai and Chinese wholesale snacks that will compliment any asian product range or menu.
Ginger Dragon have extensive experience in product development and retail packaging. If you want to create or source premium quality products for retail distribution, Ginger Dragon is the company to call.
We have an organic ginger product range and a comprehensive range of organic Indian pickles and chutney's ready to go. They are are perfect for supermarkets, health food stores, and other small-large distributors.
Bespoke packing solutions are available, allowing you to distribute our superior product under your own label if you want to.
Ginger Dragon also provide organic asian snack noodles, and sweet and savoury coated nuts and seeds.
If you are a distributor looking for high quality products and an ethical supplier, please email Ginger Dragon with your enquiry today.