What is the best way to store spices? Spices should be stored in airtight containers. Our jars and bags are good if they are properly stored. Air, heat, and light are the enemies of fresh spices. A dark cabinet or drawer will do. The worst place to keep your spices is above the stove because heat from the oven will destroy essential oils in the spices.
How are the spices packed? We offer glass jars and resealable bags. Jars are sealed with foil to lock in flavor and lock out moisture. The easiest way to remove the foil seal is to puncture it with a butter knife and peel it off the jar. The cap is metal and stamped with our logo. Bags are recycled Japanese kraft paper on the outside and high quality BPA-free laminate on the inside. We seal our bags before shipping to you. You can reseal with the zipper. Use scissors to make a clean cut above the zipper and below our seal.
Do spices expire? Spices will lose flavor and color over time, as their volatile oils (from where the aromas and flavors derive) evaporate, but spoiling is not a concern for a majority of our products (exceptions: cheese powders/blends and sesame seeds are recommended to be replaced each year). We do recommend that you use our spices within 6 months to a year for optimal flavor. If your spices are moving beyond the year mark, you're still fine to use them, but you'll find that you're using more to match the original flavor punch. Fresh spices, ground and blended in small batches, are our calling card, so you have our assurance that nothing you buy from us will ever have been sitting on a shelf for months. Store Questions
Can I add items to/change items in my order? Since we do not retain your payment information, for your online security, we are not able to add items to an existing order. You can place a new order for the items you wish to add. If you are looking to remove items for a refund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.