If you are a bulk spice virgin you need to search out a store with a section like this (see below) and make it your best friend. Don't let the high prices scare you, $18.99/lb for bulk thyme was only .19 cents for what I needed. It's awesome and pretty all at the same time, I know!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have the most amazing store that I frequent that has the most incredible bulk section. Yes, they sell peanuts in every form possible and every last tree-nut in the world you could ever think of but I've talked to every employee in the bulk section at length about the life of their spices and where they travel and what they touch. What's even better is that they just recently located their nuts and their spices on opposite ends of the bulk department. I thanked them profusely for that change and they said I was the first to notice, awww. Now I don't have to worry about taking MG with me to get spices, phew! As I was purchasing my Thanksgiving spices yesterday the friendly employee and I started chatting. At the mention of brining she offered me a FREE bag for brining my turkey! When I couldn't find savory she rushed to the produce department to see if they had any fresh savory and then she brought it to me. I'm a sucker for good customer service!