About Us

Hi, my name is Ivo.

Sharena salt on piece of bread
Sharena salt on piece of bread

I’m the person behind the Bulgarian Spices website.

I grew up in Bulgaria where as a kid my grandmother would often give me a piece of bread with some butter, sprinkled with some Sharena salt, much like the one pictured on the right.

I still remember the first time I tried it — it was love from first sight. The taste was just so unique, so warm, strangely familiar and yet so unique. It tasted like love, like family, like home.

Needless to say I fell in love with it, and then with the many other forms and types of table salts, savory mixes, and seasoning blends that I tried later on from different regions of Bulgaria, each one indigenous to the region it came from. They all taste great!

These days are long gone and I only go to Bulgaria occasionally to see family, friends, on vacation and to travel.

The one thing that I still do when I go there is have a piece of bread with some butter, sprinkled with some Sharena salt.

It still tastes like home!

Introducing Bulgarian Spices

Bulgarian Spices is about discovering the centuries old magic of Bulgarian spices.

I’ve lived in many places and have traveled a lot and the one thing that always reminds me of home is the taste of the traditional Bulgarian Sharena salt.

Almost everyone who have tried it, loved it. And then wanted me to get them some. And then their friends who tried it, wanted to get some as well. If you have tried it or if you have been to Bulgaria and have tried the spices, you’d know what I am talking about.

It wasn’t long before I decided that everyone deserves to try the magic of Bulgarian spices. And that’s how Bulgarian Spices was born.

And If you are looking for:

  • Bulgarian spices
  • Traditional Bulgarian spices
  • Unique Bulgarian spices
  • Popular Bulgarian spices
  • Bulgarian cooking spices
  • Common Bulgarian spices

Or any other Bulgarian (sometimes called Mediterranean spices) that you tasted, saw, heard, read, or learned about then Bulgarian Spices is the right place for you!

Allow me to bring a whole new world of taste to your table!

All the spices in our online shop are genuine Bulgarian spices, bringing the traditional, true and unique taste to you wherever in the world you are.

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About Bulgarian Spices

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Plovdiv, the 6th oldest city in the world

Bulgaria is one of the oldest countries in the World. Even before it was a country, people had been living on its land for many centuries. In fact Plovdiv, the second largest city of Bulgaria, is the 6th oldest city in the world!

Bulgarian cooking traditions are centuries old and date back to the times when our ancestors were putting the foundations of that 6th oldest city in the world. And while they were shoveling away dirt to build those old-timey houses, the ancient Bulgarian folk stepped on some grass and some peculiar aroma caught the attention of their noses. This was how the first Bulgarian spices were discovered. Or at least our recollection of it.

Bulgarian cuisine is rich in spices, herbs and condiments. Many of those spices are indigenous to the region and are so unique and flavorful that often people who visit Bulgaria and try them, fall in love with the unique taste and adopt them in their own cooking.

And if you are one of those people or if you want to try the magical world of Bulgarian spices then Bulgarian Spices website is here to help you. We bring the spices of Bulgaria to you anywhere in the world.

On the pages of this website you will find many traditional and typical Bulgarian spices such as Savory, Parsley, Dill, Djodjen, Coriander, Cumin, Fenugreek, Samardala, Tarragon, Lovage, Thyme, Bay Leaf, etc.

sharena sol
Sharena salt, the Bulgarian spice that started it all

You will also find many unique spice mixes which taste define Bulgaria to many people who have tried them – such as Trapezna Savory Chubritsa, Sharena Salt, Sharena Salt Balkan Style, Panagyurska Style , Pirin Style, Rodopksa Style, Shopska Styke, Panagyurska Style, Table Salt Samardala, Balkanska Rasenitsa, etc.

Bulgarians use spices not only for their aromas and meal enhancing capabilities but also for the health benefits the herbs come with. There is a whole chapter in the Medicine textbooks devoted to the healing effects and health benefits of Bulgarian spices and herbs.

Enjoy the magical world of Bulgarian spices!

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