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Jeserf Jul 18, 2007 06:02 AM

Has anyone been lately?
Does it seem fully stocked and all that jazz?
I have to go to Montgomery Mall on Friday after work, so I figure I'd make that my day to stop at Penzys.

Anyone get anything out of the ordinary that they'd recommend?

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    dinwiddie RE: Jeserf Jul 18, 2007 06:18 AM

    Just take lots of money. Not that they are priced outragously, just that they have samples of everything for you to smell and you end up getting a lot more than you thought you would. They are well stocked and it smells great. I went in with my son and came out with three times what I thought we would. At least he is using the spices and we are eating a lot of things we hadn't before because of it.

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      Smokey RE: Jeserf Jul 18, 2007 06:35 AM

      Yep, it's fully stocked. They've got szechwan peppercorns, smoked paprika, all kinds of good things. You might want to check them out online to see what you like, though I agree with dinwiddie. With all of the sniffin' you're encouraged to do, you'll likely walk out with more than what you thought you wanted when you were walking in.

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        Jeserf RE: Smokey Jul 18, 2007 06:38 AM

        I've been to a Penzy's before...just didn't know if there are new things or what not.

        I won't walk out with too much! just a few things.

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        dcandohio RE: Jeserf Jul 18, 2007 08:00 AM

        I am a big fan of Penzey's blends for Asian and Indian cooking. I use the Bangkok Blend, the Vindaloo blend, The Garam Masala and the Singapore Seasoning. I'm not as fond of the other blends: fajita, Cajun, Baravian, Galena Street...they're fine, but I just like my own combinations as well or better. A friend gave me a large assortment, so I've tried many and have narrowed down to my personal favorites. Oh, the "black and red pepper" is strangely fresh and fragrant and sparkling - no other pepper I've used has come close. I also guiltly admit to using the Green Goddess blend for a quick salad dressing or to sprinkle on vegetables.

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