How are your products packaged?
Our products are packaged either in Italian glass jars with metal tops or in resealable plastic bags. Our glass jars are wider and heavier than most spice jars. The lids have a non-BPA plastisol seal, which keeps oxygen out and keeps the product fresh. You’ll understand what we mean when you open the jars in your first delivery! There are no fitments in our jars, as plastic fitments interfere with the freshness seal and encourage folks to shake spices into steaming pots, which is not advised. We took a long time to find just the right jar and receive compliments on them daily!
Our resealable plastic bags are perfect for those of you who have your own spice jars or wish to reuse ours. They are a thick plastic with a zip seal, but keep in mind that plastic is not the best way to store spices for freshness. When ordering this way, it’s best to use or transfer your spices before too long.
How much product is in a standard/large/bulk package?
We offer three sizes through our website: standard, large and bulk. In general, our standard-size jars contain approximately 3/8 cup of spice, our large-size jars and bags contain approximately 5/8 cup of spice, and our bulk-size bags contain approximately 1 1/2 cup of spice.
We are often asked how many ounces are in each jar, but as we measure by net weight, not liquid ounces, the weights vary dependent on what is in the jar, i.e. milled mushroom powder is much lighter than salt! That’s why we answer this question using volume. (The net weight in ounces and grams will be on the label, but we do not post on the website because we package in small lots, and weights often change from lot to lot. Feel free to call us if you want to know the current weight of a specific product.)
How can I get a list of ingredients in your blends?
For a snapshot of Local Spicery custom blends, including item number, description (including ingredients), and dry weights, please click on the following link: Ingredient_List . Please note that recipes occasionally change and dry weights vary between lots. At Local Spicery, we work in very small lots, so all of our product is the freshest it can be, but because of this, the dry weight that fits in a jar may vary 10 or even 20 percent between lots. Please check the product label for the most accurate information.
What if I have more questions?
Please feel free to call us at one of our locations, come in to talk with us or send us an email. Customer service emails go to Nick, Evelyn & Rachel. We try to answer them quickly, but depending on the question, it may take a few days for one of us to get back to you.
Local Spicery Telephone: Tiburon Store (415) 435-1100; Marysville Store & Mill (530) 763-5353
Local Spicery e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org