Cali Jerk Smoke

By Chef Solomon Johnson aka Chef Swoop


Inspired by my mother’s weekend BBQ tradition and packaged with love, our Smoked Cali Jerk spice blend is rich in both flavor and history. Notes of habanero, cinnamon, and pimento will lure you in while simultaneously engulfing you in a smoke aroma reminiscent of the authentic roadside jerk shacks peppered throughout Jamaica. Try my signature Jerk Chicken recipe.

What's Inside


Paprika, black pepper, onion, garlic, cassia cinnamon, thyme, habanero, allspice,
2.6 oz
No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers, No MSG, No Salt

Tips for Success

  • Clumping is normal as we don’t use anti caking agents or salt. If clumping occurs simply break apart with your hands before seasoning.

  • Try not to pour spices out of the jar over a steaming pot or pan as the steam can get in the jar and cause further clumping.

  • For maximum flavor make sure to use with salt.

  • Ground spices can burn quickly so make sure to use oil to help distribute the heat more evenly when making a rub.

  • About Chef Solomon Johnson

    Follow @chef_swoop and visit
    We’ve partnered with Chef Solomon Johnson of Oakland’s Pan African soul food concept, The Bussdown, to release the Cali Jerk Smoke spice blend. They serve Nigerian, Jamaican, and West African-influenced dishes and encompass traditional food in untraditional ways. Read more in the Forbes feature Oakland’s The Bussdown Brings Creative Pan African Soul Food Mainstream. Watch Chef Solomon Johnson, also known as Chef Swoop, compete on the Food Network’s Chopped 420, the first-ever cannabis episode on Discovery Plus.