Wah Gwan Launches a Salt & Spice Company | Philadelphia Caller

BUCKS COUNTY, PA - While coronavirus forced many businesses to shutter their doors permanently, Marcus Davis left his life in NCY for greener pastures in Bucks County, PA, to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming an entrepreneur.


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Wah Gwan is inspired by the Jamaican Patois greeting, which means "What's going on." The seasoning line is the brainchild of Marcus Davis and his wife, Rose Orrell Davis. A former New York Steamfitter from the big apple launched the new Salt & Spice Company in Bucks County, PA.

The spices are made with home cooking in mind and educate home cooks on using the line to create incredible home-cooked meals.

The idea was born from a desire to help inspire and educate families to return to the kitchen, talk, laugh, and heal. Just before the pandemic, the NYC transplants moved to New Hope, where Rose grew up.

And Wah Gwan was conceived in their Bucks Country farmhouse kitchen; however, They actually thought the idea of decades ago.

Marcus, the 44-year-old union worker, started to learn the fundamentals of cooking, trying out different blends looking for an all-purpose seasoning that bridges cultural and situational cuisine.

Then Rose gifted him with two vital quality-sourced ingredients: Pimentón de la Vera dulce sweet smoked Spanish paprika and dried scotch bonnet powder. He realized the combination ignited serious sparks. What happened next was purely magical, and Wah Gwan seasoning was born.

Wah Gwan Product Line:

  • Wah Gwan All-Purpose Seasoning - Uplevel your cooking with one seasoning - good on everything. The first and last seasoning you will ever need to own. Marinades and rubs, used in cooking or as a finishing seasoning.
  • G Salt -  used as the finalé to every dish, and G Salt is high in magnesium and trace elements. Quality sourced from France, our sel gris is 100% natural and certified kosher.
  • Dry Brine – Use as a dry or wet brine or cook with it.
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper Powder – Dried scotch bonnet pepper adds more than just heat to your dishes, and it adds FLAVOR. Add to any dish while cooking or sprinkle on top for direct heat.

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