It turns out dear reader, that we’ve be scammed.
We kind of all knew it, but maybe we forgot about it. Maybe the trip to yet another specialty store got streamlined to the supermarket. Maybe those cute little matching packages were irresistible. Even though they didn’t weigh much in our hands.
Herbs and spices from the supermarket are incredibly overpriced and this week I visited the Bulk Food Savings store near my house. Maybe you have something similar near you? Mums and hippies go there. It’s all healthy, unbranded stuff. My local store is tucked away in a carpark and has no street presence. This little shop is a treasure trove of unbranded goods. When it opened a couple of years ago, no one noticed.
I only know of its existence due to the drive through at Wendy’s on Dominion Road. Ironic.
I got change from a tenner after buying these bags of aromatics (cardamom pods, fenugreek seeds, cinnamon sticks and coriander seeds) and bought a few other bits and pieces there too. A bargain!
Do you buy unbranded ingredients? Where from?