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? All spice loses its potency/flavor over time. Martha Stewart recommends tossing spice after six months, but we have found that our blends hold their flavor for up to a year or more.
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.