Good Reminder: Buy Spices from Bulk Bins

We were shopping at Whole Foods recently and discovered that they have a whole wall of bulk spices. We always buy our grains from their bulk section, but we were really happy to see this additional area (hidden away in the health foods) with fresh cinnamon, spice mixes, cocoa powder, baking soda, and more. It was a good reminder... ...that spices, cocoa, and other cupboard staples are such a better deal when bought in bulk. They are cheaper per ounce and you can buy just what you'll use in the next few weeks. Spices go bad quickly and it's best to get them fresh.

Of course, we are a little unsure of how fresh the spices and cocoa are at Whole Foods, since they're stored in clear glass jars.

We love the selection, though; whole and ground spices, spice mixes like garam masala (we were feeling lazy), cocoa powder, baking soda and powder, dried herbs and teas and so much more.

Do you buy spices in bulk, and if so, where do you find them?

Related: D.I.Y. Recipe: Garam Masala

(Image: Faith Hopler)

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