The History of an Empire

“What an amazing journey Empire Bespoke Foods has been on over the last 25 years. My primary focus has always been and will continue to be on importing, distributing and developing the finest and most authentic food and drink brands for our valued customers across the UK, despite all the challenges in the global and UK markets that affect us all. 

I would like to thank you for working with us over these particularly difficult last 2 years and everyone at Empire Bespoke Foods looks forward to continuing to inspire you with indulgent flavours from around the world for years to come.”                                 

Empire Bespoke Foods is a leading UK importer and distributor of speciality foods for the retail, wholesale, and foodservice sectors. We are passionate about distributing specialist authentic food products from around the world.

Whether you are looking to experience real Thai with Thai Taste and its diverse range of over 50 products, stocking up on the UK's #1 gherkin range - Mrs Elswood or snacking from the fastest growing snack manufacturer in the country - Burts, our portfolio will have a product, that is loved by the UK consumer, for your retail space!


The Start of an Empire

Empire Bespoke Foods was first established in 1997 under the name Empire Food Brokers. The company started importing and distributing from the US with iconic brands Beech-Nut Baby Food, No-No Flatbreads and Marshmallow Fluff.

Say Yes-Yes to No-No Flatbreads

In 1999 Empire Food Brokers acquired its first brand - No-No. The UK's Original Flatbread.

Experience Real Thai - Thai Taste

Thai Taste was officially launched by Bespoke Foods which would later merge with Empire Food Brokers. Bringing the vibrant flavours of Thailand to the UK consumer.

Taste & Crunch - Mrs Elswood

The UK's Favourite Gherkins - Mrs Elswood, was acquired by Empire Bespoke Foods in 2005, bringing great taste & crunch to the supermarket shelves.

British Hand Cooked Chips - Burts

The Empire Bespoke Foods owners acquire the majority share of the Burts Brand. An award-winning premium crisp & snacking range that is hand-cooked in Devon.

Empire Bespoke Foods Ltd

Empire Food Brokers & Bespoke Foods merge, establishing Empire Bespoke Foods on the 12th March 2014.

Ahoy Mateys - Marshmallow Mateys

Empire Bespoke Foods becomes the official distributor for the American cereal brand - MOM and Marshmallow Mateys!


Empire Bespoke Foods Acquires Rivermill and licensed brands WW, Loyd Grossman & Francine.