Folks, can I just tell you how wonderful it’s been being a Spice Islands Flavor Explorer? My stint is almost up (rumor has it that a pretty fantastic guy is taking over the reins) but I just wanted to take a moment to say how I’ve had so much fun in the kitchen with Spice Islands over the past three months. It’s been a pleasure dreaming up recipes using their high quality spices but perhaps my favorite moments have been using their all natural Vanilla Extract. While many other brands add corn syrup, Spice Islands vanilla beans from Madagascar are carefully processed, resulting in an extract that doesn’t need anything but vanilla. Seriously though, try it and taste it for yourself.
But just as important as the flavor are the people at Spice Islands. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and it’s been an honor to meet such dedicated people behind the brand. Sometimes I wish everyone could get to know them!
As a quick farewell, I’ll be giving away five Spice Islands samplers, filled with a few of my favorite spices in a beautiful trunk. Check out all this spicy goodness:
Spice Islands pure vanilla extract
Spice Islands ground Saigon cinnamon
Spice Islands ground cardamom
Spice Islands Chinese five spice
Spice Islands smoked paprika
Spice Islands Telicherry black peppercorn
Spice Islands sea salt
I really want you to get in your kitchen and try these spices (if you haven’t already!) so leave a comment below about the delicious creations you’ll be cooking or baking if you’re one of the five lucky winners. Good luck!
The Fine Print (Giveaway Rules): To enter, leave a comment below before midnight on Thursday, March 17. On Friday, I’ll use a random number generator to select five winners and contact you for shipping information via the email address you provided when you posted your comment. The contest is open to U.S. residents only. Click here for full contest rules.
UPDATE: Thanks for all of your comments! We will be notifying the winners by email today. For a list of winners, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.