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Best place for Spices online?

loki993 Jul 8, 2010 09:50 AM

Ok I'm in a very rural are and or local grocery store have and extremely limited supply of spices and of what they do have its pretty expensive. So Ive been looking for a place online that sells spices, especially mixes. Ive found a few but they all seem really expensive. I have found one that seems reasonable, but its also a lot less than the others, so before I get anything id like to know if anyone's dealt with them before. Its called myspicer.com.

Also does anyone know any other online places to get good spices in general?

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  1. MandalayVA RE: loki993 Jul 8, 2010 10:39 AM

    What's your idea of "expensive"? Before they opened a store in my city I regularly ordered spices from Penzey's and I always found them very reasonable. Others have mentioned the Spice House, which is also run by a Penzey, and they're reasonable as well.

    1. woodleyparkhound RE: loki993 Jul 8, 2010 11:37 AM

      I like Penzey's. Their stuff isn't cheap, but the quality is really high. Paying the shipping is more irritating to me than the price of the spices.

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        Perilagu Khan RE: woodleyparkhound Jul 8, 2010 11:41 AM


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          mday RE: woodleyparkhound Jul 17, 2010 06:20 AM

          I 2nd Penzey's - awesome quality.

        2. mollyomormon RE: loki993 Jul 8, 2010 12:05 PM

          I was excited for Penzey's when it opened in my city (Los Angeles), but this place absolutely blows Penzey's out of the water. I will say that I feel like Penzey's strong point, to me, is more their baking spices. Still, I think Spice Station is cheaper and the product is superior.


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            Littleman RE: loki993 Jul 8, 2010 03:10 PM

            Spice Barn is outstanding.


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              davmar77 RE: Littleman Jul 15, 2010 09:34 AM

              i've used this company many times.


            2. al b. darned RE: loki993 Jul 17, 2010 02:41 AM

              In addition to Penzey's, The Spice House and The Spice Barn, I have good luck with spices from the Savory Spice Shop: http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/

              The Spice Barn seems to lean more toward the commercial/mass market where the others are more small consumer oriented.

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                beachmouse RE: loki993 Jul 17, 2010 03:44 PM

                If cost is an concern, definitely go for the resealable bag option rather than jars. The usual suspects will sometimes give you twice as much spice for the same price point that way.

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