RawSpiceBar's Spices and Dietary Guide

Whether you signed up at the very beginning (December 2014!) or you’re still considering joining, we’re here to guide you through everything you need to know about RawSpiceBar’s flavor kits, spices and recipes. Just consult this flavor guide to navigate your any questions about your spices & monthly flavor it.

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How freshly ground are the spices that you include in your monthly spice box?

Our spices are ground just a few days before shipping. When your box arrives, the spices will usually be just 7-10 days past ground date, ensuring the ultimate freshness.To learn more about fresh spices and volatile oils, check out our blog!

How many spice pouches will I receive each month and what is the typical serving size of each spice pouch?

Each month, we send 3 spice pouches, which are enough to create 3 individual dishes serving 4-6 people. The total amount of spices will typically weigh between 1-1.5 ounces each month.

Do your spice blends contain nuts, dairy or other allergens?

Our spice blends typically will not contain nuts, however we do create our spice blends in a facility that works with wheat, nuts, eggs, meat, fish and dairy products.

Are your spice blends suitable for vegans or those with other dietary restrictions?

The majority of our spice blends are suitable for vegans and the best part is that our spice blends are suitable for creating recipes that are friendly for vegans, vegetarians, paleo and those with other dietary restrictions as well.

Do your blends contain salt, sugar, MSG or other fillers?

We at RawSpiceBar pride ourselves on the quality and purity of the ingredients used in each of our spice blends. Our flavor pouches contain only the ingredients listed on each blend with no added fillers such as MSG, yeast or yeast extract, animal products, salt, rice, sugar or flour. We also source all of our spices whole and organic (where possible).

Are your spices organic and/or fair trade?

We will always purchase organic and fair trade whole spices for use in our blends where we can. However, sometimes we may not be able to include organic ingredients due to price or limited availability.

Are your spices irradiated?

We source our spices from various places and so are unable to guarantee that all of the spices in our flavor kits are non-irradiated.

How quickly should I use the spices you sent me?

Whole spices can last several years but ground spices quickly lose their flavor over the course of a few months. This is why we ship our freshly ground spice blends in small batches, for just the amount you need. If you cannot use our spices within the first 3 weeks of receiving them, we recommend transferring them to an air tight jar or container and storing them in a cool, dark spot in your kitchen cabinet. Old spices technically do not go bad and so will not affect you in any way, but will lose their true flavor over time. A good, simple test is to smell them. If you don’t get a scent, it is a good time to get new spices.

Find out more via Frequently Asked Questions.
If you’re still feeling a little confused, contact one of our RawSpiceBar specialists and we’ll be happy to help!

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