The Spice Tower – New Product Alert!

spice-tower-largeThis week there are three new Trader Joes products that rocked my socks! This is the first one – a stack of 4 exotic spices. The official name is The Spice Route and it retails at my Trader Joes for $6.99. You get 4 containers of spices in cute stacking jars, and you also get a total of 6.17 oz of spice. It is a great deal!

You get Ras el Hanout which is a blend of coriander seed, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cumin seeds,  spearmint, ginger, allspice, long pepper, black peppercorns, cardamom pods, cloves, mace and rose petals. Ras el Hanout is a spice often found in North African cuisine. It smells like heaven.

Sumac just has sumac. There is no blend here, but I was delighted to find it in the stack. I just received a book on Persian cuisine that had sumac featured in several recipes. Nice bonus for me!spice-tower-side-large

Zhoug is featured often in Yemini cuisine. It is a combination of coriander leaves, parsley, chili, garlic, cumin, cardamom, and cloves. It is fresh, herbal, spicy, and delicious.

The Pilpelchuma blend is often found in Libyan cuisine. It is a blend of chili, garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin, and caraway. A little spicy, a little exotic, I think this would be perfect rubbed on tofu and baked.

I think the price is stellar and this is the perfect addition to summer BBQ season. I cannot wait to get this on some veggies and roast them in packets on the grill, or sprinkled onto tofu and baked, or added into salad dressings, or… or… or! Check your local Trader Joes to see if they are available yet!



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