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Where do you buy your spices? 
Oct. 30, 2011 5:34 pm 
Updated: Nov. 7, 2011 7:40 am
I am always looking for new places in the internet and I have been buying spices for over 6 years from SpiceBarn.Com. Normaly I can get them cheeper there in bulk than I can It my local store. Like the other day I bought a spice for $11 at my local store for a small glass bottle On spice Barn i could have bought the same thing at the same price but have a pound of it, and not 1 ounce.

Is there any place you buy spices on the internet?
Oct. 30, 2011 6:57 pm
Oct. 30, 2011 8:12 pm
i go to an international food market in atlanta ( about 2 hours nw. of us) we make a day of it and see the gater that lives about an hour-and a half away. the lunch there is always a treat, pay by the lb...indian food. so good! discovered goat meat there! a mini-vacation...i always spend too much.
Oct. 30, 2011 8:12 pm
oops that should read northeast of us.
Oct. 30, 2011 9:50 pm
Funny you mention spices in bulk, I went to Winco today and bought blk pepper, dried ground onions and chicken boullion in the bulk section. It was really kinda cool. I hardly ever buy things on line. I would like to buy some more vanilla beans. I might try you barn for them. Interesting blog. Thanks for the info.
Oct. 31, 2011 6:21 am
Try Simpson-Vail at SVTea.com They sell tea and salts and spices, not cheap bulk stuff but really intersting and the quality is really special. I have bought herbs de provence (impossible to find at the grocery) and a custom blended curry seasoning and loved both. Great place for gifts too. Plan to order an assortment of salt for my son/wife for Christmas. Comes boxed nicely and instead of plastic peanuts loose packing, the box is packed with loose herbs, leaves, etc. Very organic. Log onto the site and let me know what you think, I'll be checking the blogs.
Oct. 31, 2011 7:36 am
I buy my spices from my spice sage. The site offers some samples for free and spices I can't find locally. I like trying different spices so free works for me. The local stores here do not stock certain spices. For example, I wanted Ceylon cinnamon instead of Saigon cinnamon.
Oct. 31, 2011 9:28 am
both SVTea.com and myspicesage.com look interesting, I like the part where it states free shipping.
Oct. 31, 2011 12:02 pm
Oct. 31, 2011 12:55 pm
http://www.sfherb.com/ Really inexpensive!!
Nov. 1, 2011 9:01 am
Glad you looked into SVTea King Sparta, let me know if you order and use any spices, be interested to see if you discern a difference.
Nov. 1, 2011 10:52 am
Okay, I never really looked into buying spices online (lord only knows why), but I gotta say "THANKS!" for this blog post! I have plenty of spices, but my spice rack (actually, it is a basket) contains a real hodge-podge of spices and some are pretty weak quality. I need to invest in a good rack and bottle set, and begin buying from these places!
Nov. 1, 2011 12:56 pm
I just bought about $50 worth of spices. I Thank everyone who has submitted sites to help me fine more spices. thanks!
Nov. 2, 2011 9:38 am
What did you buy and where? I am really interested to know and to hear how you judge them to be. Let us know please.
Nov. 2, 2011 11:17 am
King Sparta: Sorry but I think I threw you a left curve, I referred you to SVTea.com for spices. The correct site is savoryspiceshop.com I went on to the site today and ordered a gift box of asstd. gourmet salts as a gift and some more Herbes de Provence for me as well as some grey salt (Michael Chiarello tv chef always uses) and Fleur de Sel salt for myself. The descriptions and history of these items is an interesting read in and of itself. Sorry no free shipping here.
Nov. 4, 2011 10:56 am
I never thought about buying spices online before. Think I might try that. I really wish we had room for a spice rack in our kitchen. We might have room for it if I could find one that screws into the wall. I will ask my husband to look into it.
Nov. 4, 2011 12:02 pm
Thanks covergirl.
Nov. 5, 2011 4:46 pm
As for who is best I am not sure yet, but it seems http://www.sfherb.com/ has spices for cheeper, I looked at about 5 spices I use they were all cheeper at http://www.sfherb.com , the next time I buy spices I will compair all spices with the submitted sites.
Nov. 7, 2011 7:40 am
Gor my gourmet salts from savoryspiceshop.com I amnot sure how to use the salts, esp. the grey salt, it has an almost smoky flavor to it. Have to read up. Have not tried the Fleur de Sel yet and am finding you need to be sparing with the Herbs de provence salt seasoning, the herbs are more pungent than the last bottle. Anyone used these salts and have hints?
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