From the moment you set foot in the door, brace yourself for wonderful, almost-magical sensory overload. The scents of the spiciest curries to the sweetest sugars and everything in between hit your nose... the vibrant colors that make your eyes pop... and, yes, the tastes. This ingenious shop understands the importance of getting to taste-before-you-buy. They have 'Tester' bottles of every spice - just put a tiny bit in your hand and you can taste 'til your heart's content.
|White, Red & Green Peppercorns - perfect for getting your Peppermill into the holiday spirit|
I recently had the pleasure of spending an evening with the lovely Laura Schute, one of the owners of Savory Spice Stop, talkin' shop & getting to taste and smell just about every spice in the store - I was in olfactory-sense-heaven! And Laura's passion for what she does is contagious - you can sense it in the staff who work with her as well as in her customers. From the casual home-cook to professional chefs, everyone is welcomed with open arms and encouraged to taste & try new things. And, you can walk out with anything from a small 1/2-ounce bag to a large 4.5-ounce jar of whatever your tastebuds desire.
|Who says salt is always white? Check out these amazing hues: from left: Soft pink Murray River Sea Salt from Australia; Red Alaea clay salt from Hawaii; Charcoal-rich Black Lava Sea Salt from Hawaii|
|Are you feeling in a French or Italian mood? Why not keep a bit of each of these classic seasoning herb-infused salts on-hand in a salt grinder to add some variety to your spice?!|
Visiting Savory Spice Stop is like taking a virtual culinary journey around the world - without the bothersome jetlag. You can find everything from hard-to-find spices & extracts from around the globe, to rare raw ingredients such as whole vanilla beans & cinnamon sticks, to bottled hot sauces & custom-made BBQ rubs, and so much more. Just about anything you can dream up spice-wise, they've probably got it here.
And you will be blown away by how affordable everything is... far less expensive than what you're paying for the pre-packaged stuff at the supermarket. Premium products, great customer service and affordability - what's not to love?! Oh, and did I mention that EVERYTHING in the store is gluten-free?! This just keeps getting better...
|Sweet Korean Black Garlic - fermented to perfection|
|Authentic regional BBQ rubs - what guy wouldn't love some jars of these for his Christmas Stocking Stuffers?!|
So, check those last-minute gifts off your shopping list this week - pick up a pre-made gift set or build-your-own custom set. Your friends & family will love ya' for it. And, hey, why not pick a little something up for yourself while you're at it?!...
|This vibrant Barrier Reef seasoning is a natural fit with pork or duck. Made from brown sugar, orange peel, lemon peel, chiles, ginger, citric acid, crushed red pepper, nutmeg, mace, cloves, Kaffir lime leaves and parsley.|
|Make your own Chorizo sausage... OR, get that Chorizo flavor to add to your next dish, just minus the meat & at a teeny-tiny fraction of the calories|
|Cocoa Heaven: from left - Black Onyx Cocoa Powder; Mayan (spiced) Cocoa Powder; Dutch Cocoa Powder; Vanilla Powder|
|Dark, rich, double-Dutched Black Onyx Cocoa Powder. Just IMAGINE the amazing brownies you could make with this.|
|From left: Indonesian Cassia Cinnamon that is most commonly used in the U.S.; Native Sri Lankan Ceylon Cinnamon (aka 'True' Cinnamon made from the bark of a Cinnamon tree)|
|Grains of Paradise is native to the coast of West Africa. Also known as Alligator pepper, Atar, baking pepper, Guinea pepper, Melegueta pepper and Roman pepper, Grains of Paradise should be used as a finisher - a fun alternative for your peppermill|
|All-natural extracts... I love a place that offers more than just your usual vanilla extract - hello Coffee Extract!|
|With an English husband, this Vindaloo is now a staple in the Watson-home cupboard|
|Gift sets for Christmas (or ANY occasion!) are a must!|