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Absolute Spice; A Review

I use a lot of spices in my kitchen, some more than others. I buy them in the supermarket as part of my weekly shop, and being completely honest, I have never given much thought to this. The supermarkets have a very extensive range, meaning everything I use is there, readily available.

When Absolute Spice got in touch to see if I’d like to try some of their spices, I genuinely didn’t expect anything different to what I had in my kitchen. I couldn’t have been more wrong!

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At Absolute Spice we specialise in fresh, high quality cooking spices bursting with maximum flavour that you & the family can enjoy with full confidence. We believe these are one of the finest cooking spices you’ll find online whether you’re looking for Asian curry spices online or just cooking spices for your favourite homemade dishes. 

The first thing that struck me was obviously the packaging; eye catching without being frivolous, with very clear labelling. I like this, one is clearly paying for the quality of the product.

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On opening these spices, I was extremely impressed with the smell. The spices I was sent were also ones that I had in my cupboard. As I compared them I was very surprised at the difference in the smells. The new ones had a far more vibrant scent, and smelled, well, fresher!

I used the coriander and cumin straight away in a Butternut Squash Soup, adding them to the onion as it sauteed, the smell was beautiful and unlike some spices, this didn’t disappear as the soup cooked and they were fully present in the flavour. Mr. S/H actually thought it was the nicest version of this regular at our table that I had served up – high praise!

Absolute Spice  live by providing fresh spices & herbs bursting with maximum flavour that you & your family can enjoy with full confidence. With over 40 years experience the team have expert knowledge to provide the best quality spices from all over the world while consciously supporting local farmers.
Unlike supermarkets who stock spices for up to one year on shelves (which can end up stale with loss of flavour), Absolute Spice have a much quicker turnover rate to ensure fresher quality spices, optimum flavour as well as carrying a wider range of product.

Absolute Spices are:

  • 100% Natural
  • GMO Free 
  • Sodium & Additive Free
  • Vegan & Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Fresher Than Supermarkets 
  • Long Lasting 
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Cumin seeds added with butter to cauliflower, then roasted – yum!

I have used these spices numerous times now, they’ve livened up so many dishes, I am genuinely impressed with them, particularly when I think how skeptical I was at first. I am delighted I had the opportunity to sample them and it has definitely changed my opinion of supermarket spices particularly considering how much of them I use.

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Beautifully fragrant cinnamon sticks provided delicate flavour to our regular chilli.

Absolute Spice are a UK based company offering delivery to over 30 countries. They have a vast variety of herbs and spices, very reasonably priced, on offer and I received my delivery very quickly from them. The only downside I have found is the delivery charge to Ireland is quite high I feel; however, during my talks with Absolute Spice I did raise this point and they have assured me they will look into it, which is great.

Absolute Spice are offering a 10% discount off your first order, just use FIRST10 at the check out.

Absolute Spice are also on Twitter here, Facebook here, and their Instagram feed here will leave your mouth watering!

 

I received a selection of complimentary spices for the purpose of this review, as always, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

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