The price of spicesPosted: 22 September 2011
I bought some whole cumin seeds from the Indian section at FoodMaxx; 500 grams (17.6 ounces), $4.00. They were in a plastic bag so I put them in a quart Mason canning jar; they almost fill the jar. The jar is in the freezer.
Previously I’d bought one of the little plastic jars of McCormick cumin seed; the price was somewhere between $2 and $3 is my guess from looking at prices on the web. The jar was about 0.9 ounces; that’s how much their ground cumin weighs in the same size. I also found a 16 ounce (453 grams) jar of cumin seed from McCormick for $20.
Obviously instead of buying their spices I should buy McCormick’s stock.