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Take a scroll through our history. Here’s a snapshot of our most memorable moments from the past 50 years…

1970

1970 the year Tilda was founded. Throughout the 70s, communities from all over the world arrived in Britain. They were looking for the authentic ingredients they loved back home, so Tilda introduced the highest quality aromatic Basmati rice to the Western world. We were the first brand to do so, something we were and will always be incredibly proud of!

1980’s

Curry was now a national favorite with consumers inspired to cook authentic Indian food at home, from biryani to dahl and korma to vindaloo. Tilda tapped into this growing popularity of curry and quality rice and strengthened its position as the leading Basmati brand.

1988

Tilda relocated to Rainham—just outside of London on the Thames Estuary–and built a state-of-the-art rice mill and packing hall. This remains the home of the Tilda Ltd global headquarters.

1990’s

During the 90s, Tilda successfully launched in the Middle East and North America. Today, we’re proud to sit at the heart of dinner tables across more than 50 countries worldwide.

2000’s

A packaging first! Committed to providing rice aficionados with quality products, we became the first rice brand to offer customers an easy-to-carry handle and a zip to lock in the freshness.

2004

What could be better than delicious Tilda rice? Delicious Tilda rice that’s inspired by global cuisines and is easy to cook in 2 mins! In 2010, we opened a production facility in Rainham, where we produce our much-loved Steamed Rice range, Super Grains range, and Kids range. These are available in a lot of markets presently or are set to be, so keep an eye out.

2012

We became a partner of the United Nations World Food Programme, where for every specially marked Tilda Pure Basmati Rice pack purchased, we fund at least one nutrition-boosting meal for new and expectant mothers. The Tilda World Food Programme long-term partnership has so far delivered 5.8 MILLION nutrition-boosting meals to mothers in need.

2014

In 2014, Tilda was acquired by Hain Celestial—a leading organic and natural products company.

2018

We launched our new exciting Tildalicious campaign to celebrate a world full of flavor and the diverse food cultures. We continue to inspire consumers to embrace new flavors and learn a little more about another culture with every bite.

2019

In 2019, Tilda was acquired by EBRO Foods—the world’s leader in rice production.

2020

A celebration of 50 incredible years full of creating, sharing, and being committed to bringing you the finest quality rice! We continue to strive to inspire consumers to enjoy the most flavorful and wonderful rice creations, which have been bringing joy and excitement to dinner tables for generations and generations. Our journey and commitment doesn’t stop here. We’ll continue to bring excitement and inspiration to your dishes, helping you celebrate a world full of flavor.