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Apr 25, 2013 09:42 AM

What the heck is this?

Recently bought McCormick peppercorn medley. This is the one in the glass jar with the built in grinder. Used it the other night and wasn't very happy with the flavor and decided to just use my regular grinder which was full of straight black peppercorns. Today I just happened to look at the ingredient list on the McCormick bottle. In order, it read:
Black peppercorns
White peppercorns
Green peppercorns
What the heck is going on? When the bottle reads PEPPERCORN MEDLEY I expect it to be a medley/mix of peppercorns only. No wonder i was not happy with the taste. Glad i noticed it before i ruined a dish. What do you think?

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    1. re: wyogal

      In the glass jar, with the built in grinder.

    2. I googled the product and it is extremely misleading.

      Last time I was misled by a product I emailed the company and they sent me a check for my money back. In this case I had purchased "chocolate covered cherries" which is my favorite candy EVER, but when I bit into it it had a thick layer of confectionary coating which was not at all mentioned on the package, just in the ingredient list. So I picked the coating off every single one, enjoyed my cherries, and got a check for 4.50

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      1. re: youareabunny

        That sounds more like you got a box of unripe chocolate covered cherries. Chocolate covered cherries are made by wrapping cherries in fondant, then covering in chocolate. Over time, the fondant turns to cherry flavored liquid. If you eat them before they ripen, you get a mouthful of fondant.

      2. coriander and allspice don't really look like peppercorns ...

        the container was clear glass?

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          Yes it was clear glass. The label on the front did not state anything but " peppercorn medley grinder" it was not obvious that it was anything but a mix of various peppercorns.

        2. I just found out that allspice is also called Jamaican pepper. Not sure about coriander.

          1. Allspice berries are much larger than peppercorns; coriander generally smaller.

            But I agree that they would ruin a pepper blend (even though I like them). I also agree that "peper medley" is misleading