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    Bulk Spice ???

    Where do you get your spices? Local food service? On-Line? Spice store? (man I wish there was one within 300 miles of me)

    I need to start getting away from the grocery store cost on this one. All thoughts appreciated.

    #2
    I like www.Penzeys.com. they do a good job of describing their spices and seem have good prices.

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      #3
      Husk man, what is the savings you find. Just curious. I may have to start getting bulk once I get my Food Manager's Certification.

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      • Huskee
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        Not much by way of savings to be honest, at least not compared to budget spices like the 4 oz bottles in the dollar section. But Penzeys has everything, whole or ground, and large sizes and small sizes and in between. Free shipping on over $30 order.

      #4
      I can 100% vouch for Penzeys. They rock and are super high quality. For things I use like water, I tend to go with Frontier spices from Amazon. I have ordered several of their organic spices in bulk and been quite pleased.

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        #5
        Penzey's is great! Their retail stores have the spices in jars, next to the packages, that you can open, smell and feel the texture. High quality products.

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          #6
          I've had good luck with http://www.spicebarn.com and want to try this place: http://www.spicesinc.com. More recently I discovered a local spice shop though. It's nice to stop in and chat with them even if their prices aren't quite as good as online places.

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            #7
            Just for the heck of it I ran up to the local food service store and found the prices really good I'm thinking these may be lower quality. I decided to give it ago. Learning has a price. Right?
            Last edited by Jon Solberg; July 22, 2014, 03:39 PM.

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              #8
              I used to buy them through the Spice House, www.thespicehouse.com, but a couple of years ago we had a local spice shop open -- redstickspice.com -- and now I'm doing everything I can to keep them in business. I'd encourage all of you to help me by buying from them online!

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                #9
                Thanks for the tip DP. I will take a closer look. First glance at it looks pretty price.

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                  #10
                  I like GFS Marketplace, www.gfs.com/.
                  I only purchase larger containers because I experiment a lot; nothing worse than running out after hours.

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                    #11
                    Good to here, that's where the ones in the pic came from. Looking forward to giving them a run.

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                      #12
                      I use https://www.pureandnaturalspices.com/default.asp. Good quality bulk spices

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                      • Jon Solberg
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                        These folk look like they got some good prices. Thx Bittner.

                      #13
                      Penzey's, I usually don't buy spices in bulk. Try to keep them no more than 4 months for freshness.

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                      • Jon Solberg
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                        I hear ya there my friend. I need bulk to get thru 4 months : )

                      • Pork Lord
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                        It's more work, but if you can buy your spices whole seed i.e. cumin, black pepper etc. the oils from those spices will last longer than if they are already ground. I use a coffee grinder for all my spices. The oils within the seed explode upon grinding and give you more umph for your dollar in my estimation.

                      #14
                      My local spice supplier http://www.friscospices.com/default.aspx is also the local butcher supply shop. They have a good supply of many spices and they are very reasonably priced. Much more affordable than at the grocery store. For example, we use a lot of granulated garlic they sell it for $5.95/lb. Since I go into their store to shop, they don't hold me to the 0.50/lb. minimum. Give them a look.

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                        #15
                        Nice site craigar, thanks for the link

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