Delia's spices

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Welshcookie

Delia's spices

I have just clicked on Delia's spices on the Home page. You are taken to the Seasoned Pioneers web site and there they offer five Delia's Cake spices for over £12.

They don't tell you what spices they are. How useless is that?

I'm going to stick to buying my spices in the Indian shop or at the local wholefood where the sell spices for very little money in far larger quantities than Seasoned Pioneers.

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Tompeters

Spices

The problem I have with spices - any spices - is that I end up throwing most of them out because they have gone stale (lost their zing). Black peppercorns seem to last forever but most of the others don't. Nutmeg and cinnamon are the worst for me, and ground pepper which is handy at times but lasts no time at all.

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Gerry

Whole spices


"The problem I have with spices - any spices - is that I end up throwing most of them out because they have gone stale ."
Whole spices last much longer than ground. Cinnamon sticks can be ground when needed; nutmeg equally.

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Thistledo

Spices

Tomps, hopefully you keep your spices in a dark cupboard. Displaying them on a pretty spice rack in the kitchen is not the best way of keeping spices.
Over and out!

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Spices

We do have a list of the spices included in the collection. The point of having smaller packs is for people who don't want to waste any. Also there are many people who don't have a convenient shop to buy spices from.

http://www.deliaonline.com/news-and-features/seasoned-pioneers.html

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Tompeters

Spices

T'do -- No we keep ours in a drawer. Dark and pretty cool. I think it's the airspace above that's the problem and maybe that we don't use a lot of many of the spices and herbs. In season we grow most of our own herbs anyway. Noreen's point about Delia's packs being in smaller unit sizes is interesting. If I pay £1 for 50g and throw 45g away it would pay me to buy 10g for £0.90. If you see what I mean? Does anyone make a vac spice container? Thick plastic bag, maybe that you squeeze the air out of? Or something?

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Seasoned Pioneers

Their packs are resealable so you can squeeze the air out of them, and then close the pack.

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Tompeters

Delia's spices

"Their packs are resealable so you can squeeze the air out of them, and then close the pack. "

I've looked at the website and it is expensive however I'd guess they would keep at least four times as long. I've got the spices in Delia's selection reasonably fresh in my drawer but there are others I need to replace. Obviously I can just go to Seasoned Pioneers website and order, but if I click through from DOL does DOL get a referral payment? If so, I'll do that.

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Kayster

Seasoned Pioneers spices

I have been using Seasoned Pioneers spices for years. Their pouches are great, they reseal well, the spices last for absolutely ages and they are a really nice little British company with fantastic customer service. The amount of spice in their pouches is at least the same as you get in a supermarket jar.
It's all very well keeping your spices in the dark once you've bought them, but how long have they sat under bright lights in the shops before you took them home?!

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Delia's spice collection

Seasoned Pioneers have added the individual weights of each spice packet on their website.


 
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