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Old 12-01-2015, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hi! I have my own catering business ( small scale ) and I'm concentrating on improving the taste more and more every time. I am a little hesitant in experimenting because I dont want everything to go wrong. I'd like to know which brand of spice everyone uses here. Which one taste good? I found too many recommendations for Horton Spice Mills( Canada ) while browsing. How good is it?


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Old 12-01-2015, 08:17 AM   #2
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Hi Wilma. Welcome to DC.

I'm not familiar with HSM. Many of us here use Penzeys.

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Old 12-01-2015, 09:05 AM   #3
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I use Savory Spice Shops, both online and in the store.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:09 AM   #4
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Hi. For my basic spices I use Ralphs. Note they are cheap.

Now as per your catering business, please tell me that you make smaller versions of whatever you want to offer to make sure you have it right before just making it for the client.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:46 AM   #5
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Personally, I think the quality of most of the other ingredients matters more than the quality of the spices you use.

I use Penzey's and Spice house most of the time.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:57 AM   #6
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Another Penzeys user here. McCormick's is a decent common supermarket brand, as is Tone's.
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:46 AM   #7
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Yet another vote for Penzey's spices. Take a look.

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:34 PM   #8
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Penzey's here, too!
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:42 PM   #9
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Welcome to DC, Wilma. Another Penzey's fan here!

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