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SmokyOkie
03-16-2009, 03:56 PM
I have been ordering my spices and herbs from the Spice Barn. I remember seeing a lot of folks ordering theirs on line form another place that deals in bulk spice. It was somebody's last name and I think it may have started with a T. I never wrote it down because I was sure I wouldn't forget it. I was wrong.

Anybody know who I'm thinking about? I thought I might like to compare prices.

Butt Lover's
03-16-2009, 04:12 PM
I use Spice Barn also - but you already knew that. I highly suggest the jalapeno powder, good stuff.

Joneser
03-16-2009, 04:38 PM
I had this place bookmarked...never used them, but some of the stuff looks pretty cool!
Powdered honey???? Who woulda thunk it.
http://www.naturesflavors.com/default.php?cPath=95

I usually get my spices from Sams or Gordons Food Service store...I know, I'm probably paying way too much.

jminion
03-16-2009, 05:41 PM
I have a local spice company within 10 miles of the house that get's anything I need and she also makes up my rubs in bulk. I'm getting 25 to 50 pounds at a time, she is making then up cheaper than I can. If there is a problem she handles it quickly and we are back to work.

SmokyOkie
03-16-2009, 05:53 PM
I use Spice Barn also - but you already knew that. I highly suggest the jalapeno powder, good stuff.

I make my own jap and chipotle powder. Gotta do something with the garden excess.


I had this place bookmarked...never used them, but some of the stuff looks pretty cool!
Powdered honey???? Who woulda thunk it.
http://www.naturesflavors.com/default.php?cPath=95

I usually get my spices from Sams or Gordons Food Service store...I know, I'm probably paying way too much.

Not if they have things in the quantity you need.


I have a local spice company within 10 miles of the house that get's anything I need and she also makes up my rubs in bulk. I'm getting 25 to 50 pounds at a time, she is making then up cheaper than I can. If there is a problem she handles it quickly and we are back to work.

I'd like to find one of those here.

BA_LoKo
03-16-2009, 06:19 PM
We use this (http://www.nutsonline.com/) site, mainly for loose teas, but they have quite an assortment of spices. We've also bought sesame seeds from them.

If I remember correctly, their pricing is competative on the things we've bought. Pretty fast service, too.

BYBBQ
03-16-2009, 06:46 PM
I buy from Penderys. good selection

SmokyOkie
03-16-2009, 07:08 PM
Thanx Jim. That's the one I was looking for I think.

Joneser
03-16-2009, 07:23 PM
Here's a blender/wholesaler in your neck of the woods...
http://www.cedarhillseasonings.com
Looks like they may do custom blends and private labeling.

chef schwantz
03-16-2009, 08:02 PM
I try to buy as much as I can from a small national chain called Penzeys. They have some stores in the area, and an internet and mail order business. The smell in the stores is unbelievable, and they have jars of everything so you can smell and sample. I just recycled my catalog. Twice a year, with the quarterly ccatalog, they send a coupan for a small jar of a new blend they come up with. This time it is either their Chili 3000 or 9000. I buy their smoked spanish paprika a pound at a time, as well as the hungarian half sharp, which has a bit of a kick to it.

nascarchuck
03-16-2009, 08:32 PM
I buy from Penderys. good selection

http://www.penderys.com (http://www.penderys.com/)

Pendrys is the popular choice in our neck of the woods. It also helps that they are local.

SmokyOkie
03-16-2009, 09:23 PM
Here's a blender/wholesaler in your neck of the woods...
http://www.cedarhillseasonings.com
Looks like they may do custom blends and private labeling.

Thanx Brian. I emailed them aleady. They're about 100 miles from here, but that beats the he!! out of 1000.


I try to buy as much as I can from a small national chain called Penzeys.

Actually, I think that is the one I was looking for.

chef schwantz
03-16-2009, 10:21 PM
http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/shophome.html

Theres the link. If you have a store in your area, I can't say enough about it. Just do it.:thumbs up:

Siesta Man
03-18-2009, 08:25 AM
I have been ordering my spices and herbs from the Spice Barn. I remember seeing a lot of folks ordering theirs on line form another place that deals in bulk spice. It was somebody's last name and I think it may have started with a T. I never wrote it down because I was sure I wouldn't forget it. I was wrong.

Anybody know who I'm thinking about? I thought I might like to compare prices.

Tim, this isn't the family that you were thinking about but their supplies are worth looking into. newmexicanconnection.com
Hope this works for you. E.T.

SmokyOkie
03-18-2009, 08:15 PM
I believe that I have spoken with them at your suggestion, but I think I only visited about having them pack product.

BigAL
03-18-2009, 08:48 PM
Since last yr, I don't buy rosemary, thyme, parsley, oregano, or chives.......I grow it myself. This yr will be bigger.......don't know what else I'll add yet.:blushing: My Mom also helps...she is great at gardening, one of the best.:thumbs up:

I guess my point is that if you can raise it yourself, do it! Fresh is ALWAYS better!

grow your own and use that rather than go'n to the store. Fresh & local is the best, even if you can't get what ya want. JMHO.

BTW, some of my spices come from my "neighbor"......mr. mcormic. :shrug:

SmokyOkie
03-18-2009, 09:31 PM
Basil is prolific, so is dill, and fresh baby dill is a wonderful thing.

I grow a lot of herbs, and dry and freeze many of them. Freeezing holds flavor much better that drying too.

I don't have the capacity to produce pounds of thyme, and fresh doesn't work well in packaged rubs.

cliffcarter
07-02-2010, 12:17 PM
The boutique grocery where I buy my spices carries Frontier brand, huge selection and excellent quality IMHO. Using the search function on the site will help speed things up. Never heard of tomato powder until I found this site.

http://www.frontiercoop.com/products.html

PigCicles
07-02-2010, 02:05 PM
But of course there is the local guy who sells his spices already mixed up. What's his name?? Tim, Jim, something I don't remember :msn-wink:

SmokyOkie
07-02-2010, 02:07 PM
If you are talking about me, I don't sell spices. I sell seasonings.:smack::msn-wink:

PigCicles
07-02-2010, 02:12 PM
Spices blended to season with :misbehaving:

SmokyOkie
07-02-2010, 02:22 PM
Spices blended to season with :misbehaving:

Along with herbs and flavor enhancers. Not to mention anti caking agents.