Are your spice blends super spicy?  Most of our wimpiest friends are just fine with the amount of heat in our blends. If you crave/need/demand more heat, we recommend adding it using fresh chili peppers if you have them (if not, dried will work fine!).

How long do your spice blends last?  Spices don’t go bad, they will just lose their oomph over time — but because our spice blends are sealed in a light-proof pack, the two things (light and air) that will make spices lose their flavor are kept out. While we are required to put a “best by” date on our packages, we have found that they are good for months past that date. (They will last even longer if stored in a cool, dry place.)

How should I store spice blends? We recommend storing all spices in a cool dry place.

There are some clumps in my spice blend. Is something wrong with it?  In order to keep our blends as pure as possible, we decided not to use a de-clumping agent.* So, you might notice a few clumps here and there. Not to worry! It will still taste great.

*The exception is our Japanese Gold Curry Spice Blend, which has a small amount of rice concentrate for de-clumping.)

Can I use your spice blends in other recipes?  We encourage creativity and experimentation! If you come up with a great recipe, please share it with us and we’ll put it up on our site for others to enjoy.