Having ventured to South America in search of new flavors back in 2013, our founder fatefully stumbled upon the spice that would forever change her life. A spicy condiment that is widely served at restaurants and cafes located in the country of Chile and the surrounding regions, Merken charms the senses with a delectable flavor and an enticing aroma.

Upon returning back home to the United States, she soon realized finding authentic merken in these parts was nearly impossible. This is when she set out to share the wonders of this exotic spice with those who enjoy placating an adventurous palette. Not only did she fall in love with the deliciousness of merken – She also discovered an appreciation for its versatility. One of the most versatile spices on earth, merken can be used as a rub, marinade, sauce or garnishment.


It all starts with Goat’s Horn Chile, that’s carefully grown, dried, smoked, and ground in the Araucania region in Chile. Thoughtfully made with 100% fresh, natural ingredients, it’s the only way to get the most authentic aroma and flavor, making a difference you can taste.

Clean, void of fillers and preservative-free, our Merken seasoning put a spotlight on the most tasteful attributes of nature. Unlike duplicates you might find online, our Merken is authentic and unadulterated, carefully made by locals in Chile.

We have partnered with reputable suppliers equally dedicated to applying sustainable sourcing standards. We hope to introduce your palette to gourmet flavors that are pure, pronounced and derived from farms that responsibly utilize eco-friendly practices.