$8.10 – $21.75
This eight-point pod looks like a star, tastes like licorice, and is popular in Asian cuisine. Some Chinese chew the whole fruit as a breath freshener; the French and English use it to flavor liqueurs like Anisette and Pernod.
Use in Chinese cooking, Vietnamese noodle soup, Thailand iced black tea, and India curries. Pairs well with meat and poultry dishes, soups, stocks, fruits and compotes.
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Based on Mayan spices used to flavor the Ka’kau’ (Cacao) bean. On desserts, it is the deep forest surrounding a comforting home. It is the chill night air that we embrace after dinner with a loved one. Dark adds the thrill of unfamiliarity to our most traditional desserts. Add Dark to dishes featuring chocolate – cakes, cookies, sauces, mousse or cocoa. Or, add a rich Mesoamerican flavor to non-chocolate desserts. Sprinkle on cream; add to smoothies, shakes or coffee.
Hand-blended in small batches with Ceylon cinnamon, pure ground vanilla, sweet Chile, black pepper, star anise and mace.
Chinese Five Spice$7.75 – $26.35
This classic Chinese blend combines the flavors of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent, to nourish and satisfy. Some say the name refers to the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – needed to restore balance. Use as dry rub for proteins and starches, add to stir fries or soups, rice dishes and marinades.
Hand blended in small batches with: cinnamon, star anise, fennel, Sichuan pepper, and clove.