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Old 02-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #11
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Almost entirely fresh garlic here. I roast a lot of garlic and use it in different breads and in my pizza dough. I use some, very little, garlic powder or granulated garlic. I never use the jarred "fresh" garlic. It's only the two of us but we still manage to use at least one head of garlic per week.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #12
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Hahahaha!

It's really good - closest to fresh that I've found. Let me know what you think if you try it. Their toasted onion powder is also great.
I'm not happy about their overly high prices, but I'll keep buying select items from them, since other brands I've tried have been either subpar or not to my taste.
thanks again. i've completely gotten away from using powdered onion since it's been even worse than the garlic.

i might as well order a few things if they combine shipping.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #13
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thanks again. i've completely gotten away from using powdered onion since it's been even worse than the garlic.

i might as well order a few things if they combine shipping.
I agree with you about the typical onion powders being even worse than the garlic powders! I don't remember most of the brands I tried in the past, but as far as garlic powder is concerned, I do remember McCormick being one of the brands, and it was horrible - overly strong, and not in a good way. It had the worst smell and taste - it tasted like garlic that had gone rancid. I also tried Spice Islands, which generally has great stuff. It was finely powdered, rather than granulated, and tasted too mild for me - it would probably be good for someone who's not a garlic lover, and prefers a very mild taste.

Penzey's has 2 kinds of granulated onion powder: White onion and Toasted onion - I've only tried the toasted onion and it's excellent. According to their catalogue, the white onion "has a sweet raw onion flavor," and the toasted onion "has a French onion flavor," which is perfect for me.

Penzey's shipping policy has changed recently - If you buy $30.00 worth of stuff, it's free shipping. Anything under that is $7.95, which is a little steep if you're only spending $10 -$15.00 or so.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:52 PM   #14
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great, thanks once again.

looks like i'm buying $30 worth of spices.
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great, thanks once again.

looks like i'm buying $30 worth of spices.
You're very welcome!
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:17 PM   #16
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I almost always use fresh garlic, although a few months back I bought some organic garlic powder from the co-op store where that was fantastic. Unlike the granular products you normally see this was almost the consistency of talcum powder. It worked great in rubs, where it almost dissolved into the meat.

When I ran out, I went back to get more, but they didn't have the same product.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:26 PM   #17
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Fresh and granulated, because that's what we like. We use it in everything.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:37 PM   #18
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I use mostly fresh garlic, but I do keep granulated on hand. I never thought much about the quality of granulated, perhaps a few folks could name their favorites. Maybe I need to do some serious taste testing ;)
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I have no problem with the prechopped jar stuff, though I keep fresh on hand, along with garlic and onion powder.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #20
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Fresh and powdered here. I use mainly fresh. I toss a few cloves into the pasta water, potato water, in veggies when I steam them, almost in everything. You can never have too much garlic. Besides, it is good for your heart health. I use the powdered for rubs on meat if I am not placing s;ivers of fresh garlic into the flesh.
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