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Where do you get your spices?

I am looking for a new spice dealer.  I had pretty good one but I quit using them after the owner went off the deep end when Trump was elected. I suspect he lost a fair amount of business. Anyway, my supply slowly  dwindled down to the point of using the grocery store only which works , but is not the same.   Thanks I’m advance. 
Upstate SC
Large BGE

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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,017
    edited January 10
    Not your go to you find on here.....and not the cheapest....but check these folks out. I love their quality.... and you can purchase in small quantities.  https://www.spiceandtea.com/

    This page gets you to their blends and rubs. The butchers rub and the espresso steak are two of my favorites. 
    https://www.spiceandtea.com/shop/seasonings-blends-rubs/meat-rubs.html 
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,563
    Penzey’s is great!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • jetman96jetman96 Posts: 59
    I go with Colonel De (link). Lucky for me, he has a shop at Findlay Market, 10 mins from the house, but I have been known to order online anyway, when I have a big order (and I'm lazy).  B)
    Cincinnati, OH
    Large BGE
  • scdafscdaf Posts: 74
    I use SFherb.com  Quality is good and prices are REALLY low.  Shipping is not comped however.  Since I supply spice blends to friends and family, buying in quantity is a major money saver.  I place a roughly $100 order every 2 years and keep all the spices vac-sealed in the freezer until ready to use.

    Minimum shipping via UPS is about $16, if I recall.  I start a cart and just keep adding until the shipping cost goes up and quit there.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    I order from the original Penzey family spice company........before Bill went out on his own trying to put his family out of business.

    https://www.thespicehouse.com
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,563
    I order from the original Penzey family spice company........before Bill went out on his own trying to put his family out of business.

    https://www.thespicehouse.com
    If he’s legit trying to put his family out of business, his booming sales sure are working against him... 
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    I order from the original Penzey family spice company........before Bill went out on his own trying to put his family out of business.

    https://www.thespicehouse.com
    If he’s legit trying to put his family out of business, his booming sales sure are working against him... 
    You're reading it wrong.

    The Spice House is/was his parents' company in Chicago.  He started his own company years ago to compete with them.  His sister Patty and her husband run The Spice House now.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,563
    I order from the original Penzey family spice company........before Bill went out on his own trying to put his family out of business.

    https://www.thespicehouse.com
    If he’s legit trying to put his family out of business, his booming sales sure are working against him... 
    You're reading it wrong.

    The Spice House is/was his parents' company in Chicago.  He started his own company years ago to compete with them.  His sister Patty and her husband run The Spice House now.
    Indeed.  I do think that, generally speaking, folks whose business is to sell things to the public should probably shy away from commenting on politics.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 461
    I've been very pleased with spices I've ordered (through Amazon) from Hoosier Hill Farm
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 282
    edited January 11
    I order from the original Penzey family spice company........before Bill went out on his own trying to put his family out of business.

    https://www.thespicehouse.com
    If he’s legit trying to put his family out of business, his booming sales sure are working against him... 
    You're reading it wrong.

    The Spice House is/was his parents' company in Chicago.  He started his own company years ago to compete with them.  His sister Patty and her husband run The Spice House now.
    Indeed.  I do think that, generally speaking, folks whose business is to sell things to the public should probably shy away from commenting on politics.
    Yes, he is the one I ordered from for years. I was aware of his political views but I didn’t hold it against him , or anyone for that matter.  When Trump was elected he went on a rampage and basically called anyone who voted for Trump a woman hating racist, among other things. I don’t patronize anyone who brings out that kind of venom. So I enjoyed what I had left and now I’m grocery shopping for spices ( for a while now). Appreciate your response. 
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE
  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 282
    edited January 11
    Thanks everyone for your referrals. Can’t wait to get some real spices around again!
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE
  • LvnthedrmLvnthedrm Posts: 130
    Was in the same predicament and switched to the spicehouse and have been very happy with them. They welcome everyone and at the time of the election result was offering discounts with the coupon code 'nopolitics'.
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 964
    I get mine from the local 7-11....


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  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 282
    Lvnthedrm said:
    Was in the same predicament and switched to the spicehouse and have been very happy with them. They welcome everyone and at the time of the election result was offering discounts with the coupon code 'nopolitics'.

    Thanks. That’s awesome to know. Just knowing they are family competition for that nutjob makes me want to try them. 
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE
  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 282
    bucky925 said:
    I get mine from the local 7-11....


    Lol. Not that kind of spice. Awesome
    video. 
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,682
    Second what Robin said. The spice and tea stuff is awesome. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    etherdome said:

    Yes, he is the one I ordered from for years. I was aware of his political views but I didn’t hold it against him , or anyone for that matter.  When Trump was elected he went on a rampage and basically called anyone who voted for Trump a woman hating racist, among other things. I don’t patronize anyone who brings out that kind of venom. 
    Did you follow his suggestion in that email and make a sizable donation to the ACLU, then leave the receipt out on the serving table at Thanksgiving so your family could see it??  I didn't either.  I did take his suggestion to unsubscribe from his [hate-filled] emails if I didn't like politics with my spices.  Amazingly enough I still got one more email from him a week later with him bragging how many Facebook likes he got and how they [allegedly] gained followers on the mailing list.  Whatever--I have plenty of FB and IG followers too.  Unless those folks spend money, they're just fans, not customers. 


    Indeed.  I do think that, generally speaking, folks whose business is to sell things to the public should probably shy away from commenting on politics.

    I disagree.  Doesn't matter what position you hold.....you should be able to speak your mind (tactfully) and not have it blowback on your job or business.  It's a different story when you're out representing your company, and saying your company is taking a stance on certain issue, candidate, whatever--especially if it's publicly held company.  Unless it's a company/sales related issue (i.e. gun company supporting a pro-gun legislation or pro-gun candidate), then you should probably keep your mouth shut.

    At the same time, all these online petitions and boycotts are really getting annoying.  First off, this is the laziest form of "protesting" ever invented.  Clicking a "like" button or joining a boycott when you weren't a customer in the first place, is NOT the same as holding up a sign board chanting.  But to go after businesses where everyday people work, just because their owner is a certain religion, political party, etc, is really counter-productive to NOT being a hater.  That goes the other way too.....

    Bill Jr. (and other companies where major stakeholders have lashed out at their base) really put their front line employees in harms way.  Sure he may be able to take the financial hit if the plan backfires, but what about the stores that close or the employees that lose profit sharing / commissions.  Their store in the wealthy part of STL was a ghost town after his tirade was on TV and radio news stations (70%+ of that area voted Trump.)  I don't see many Penzey stores in the hood--they're usually in affluent areas.  Do the math for how many new customers (not fans) you have to gain in order to replace wealthy Republicans.  And in a privately held company you can lie all you want about your "booming" profits to save face if you need to.......but time will tell.
  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,481
    Penzey’s is great!
    I have a local Penzeys as well, but I buy most from the Spice House:
    https://www.thespicehouse.com/

    They are in Chicago, but do great online as well
    LBGE since 2008 and a MM from 2016
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    Houston, TX

  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 282
    @stlcharcoal, yes I unsubscribed and and also received that 2nd email from him. That was the nail in the coffin for me.  What a tool.  I couldn't agree any more with what you said.

    Have you tried any of the spicehouse BBQ rubs?
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,474
    Am I the only one that gets more rubs gifted than I can possibly use such that I almost never by my own spices?

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    etherdome said:
    @stlcharcoal, yes I unsubscribed and and also received that 2nd email from him. That was the nail in the coffin for me.  What a tool.  I couldn't agree any more with what you said.

    Have you tried any of the spicehouse BBQ rubs?
    No, but I use their spices to make my own.  I bought a few of their Asian blends though.  There was a Caribbean one we got too.....calypso or something like that. Really good.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,563
    20stone said:
    Penzey’s is great!
    I have a local Penzeys as well, but I buy most from the Spice House:
    https://www.thespicehouse.com/

    They are in Chicago, but do great online as well
    That was a joke based on the opening post.  I’ve actually had a hard time finding certain things at Penzey’s online store.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,550
    Got some really good smoked peppercorns and a few other spices from Sullivan Street Tea and Spice in Greenwich Village (Sullivan Street), NYC. 
    We have an Amish market close by that is open only Thurs-Sat (limited hours) where we get the bulk of our spices. Good prices, Fresh product.  
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,788
    I have a Penzey's in town.  The folks who work there are super nice.  I stop in about once a week to grab whatever free thing they are giving away.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,550
    Penzey's has great stuff. My DIL loves their stuff and has gifted us some amazing vanilla bean paste that we really love. A bit more pricey that other places, but good quality. 
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,103
    I order from the original Penzey family spice company........before Bill went out on his own trying to put his family out of business.

    https://www.thespicehouse.com
    If he’s legit trying to put his family out of business, his booming sales sure are working against him... 
    You're reading it wrong.

    The Spice House is/was his parents' company in Chicago.  He started his own company years ago to compete with them.  His sister Patty and her husband run The Spice House now.
    Interesting!  You learn something every day.
    I've been very happy with Penzey's spices.  Not so much their blends, although I have a few favorites.

    Will check out the Spice House as well. 
    LBGE/Maryland
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