We all know that spices tend to be expensive in the grocery. It turns out that you’re paying primarily for the label that goes on them. I’ve discovered that many groceries sell spices in bulk. At pennies on the dollar when compared with the spice aisle!
Buying in bulk, your spices typically come in plastic ziplocks. So you’ll need to get you some spice bottles like this J.K. Adams Spice Bottle Set. You’ll also need a tiny funnel such as in this set: J.K. Adams Spice Bottle Set. Lastly, you’ll need to label your bottles. There’s a number of ways to do that: from writing on the bottle to a label making machine. Whichever way you go, when you’re paying 25 cents for what used to cost $3 – $4, you’ll recupe the cost of you storage system in no time.
Bonus: you can buy less and feel better about trying a new spice. Plus, they’re usually fresher.
Do you have a favorite money saving tip?
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2 thoughts on “Buy Spices in Bulk”
I really love buying bulk spices when I have a recipe that calls for a spice not in my usual repertoire. I get to try it out without any waste!
Another good point, Amanda. I’m the same way.