Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Spicy factoid

If you use McCormick spices, check to see whether they're fifteen years old or older. Only black pepper has been packed in metal tins during the period. And if your black pepper was packed in Baltimore instead of Hunt Valley, Maryland, it's old, too. Gotta check that allspice. Once Sweetish Hill kept those German-style strong molasses and strong ginger cookies (gingerbread people) in continuous production, I stopped making molasses cookies at home.


At 9:24 AM, October 18, 2006, Blogger Annie in Austin said...

My husband saw the article in the newspaper so I'd already checked the cabinet. One almost empty tin of McCormick whole cloves was the only survivor. There's also a tin of gumbo file, Burma brand, that's been around a while just because I liked the tiger on the blue & white container.
Many are Tones spices in red plastic cylinders from Sun Harvest, but think they've been discontinued.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose


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