The Brand Behind Our Favorite “Secret Sauce” Just Dropped an Epic New Collab — Get It Before It’s Gone

published Jun 24, 2022
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Acid League x Diaspora Collab
Credit: Acid League

If you’re reading this, chances are you don’t just like food. You love food. And, you’re in good company: All of us here at Kitchn are self-proclaimed foodies. We’re always trying to stay up-to-date when it comes to the very best things to add to your kitchen, whether we’re talking about condiments, pantry staples, or even ice cream delivery services. After all, if we’ve found something that makes our tastebuds sing, why wouldn’t we want to let all our eager readers know as well?

On that note, allow us to once again share how very important Acid League is in our kitchens. The gastronomy-minded brand crafts some of our editor-favorite flavor essentials and is constantly coming out with new, fun, and funky innovations. They specialize in ferments of all sorts such as alcohol-free wine-esque beverages and spicy, savory sauces that we’re always running out of. Now, these flavor specialists just dropped an extremely exciting (and definitely delicious) collab with another Kitchn favorite, Diaspora Co., and it’s bound to be a new pantry staple you’ll want to stock up on.

Diaspora Co. is a women-owned and founded spice distributing company that invests in sustainable land stewardship and works directly with farmers, paying them six times more than they would earn elsewhere. In other words, these spice gurus champion ethically sourced, environmentally friendly, and farmer-forward products that taste better than anything else around.

And they’ve done it again with their new Nandini Coriander Kit. It includes a special Nandini Coriander Living Vinegar, a jar of pure Nandini Coriander, a jar of Guntur Sannam Chillies, a jar of Aranya Black Pepper, and a Dhana Jeera-Chilli Dressing recipe to top it off. Basically, you’ll find everything you need to take your palate to the next level.

What’s so cool about both of these brands is that while using their products together results in an out-of-this-world flavor combo, all it takes is just one of their products to completely elevate a dish. Use just a pinch of Diaspora’s Bindi Black Mustard, for example, and you’ve transformed your entire bowl of rice. Or take Acid League’s Saffron Gold, and you’ll unlock unknown taste dimensions on something as simple as a salad. I say this to assure anyone out there who might be intimidated by this gourmet set of single origin spices and experimental vinegar. It’s not only meant for experienced foodies and chefs, but it’s also the perfect excuse to get anyone excited about cooking dinner again.

The vinegar is herbal and citrus-forward, with a hint of ginger. It’s bright, punchy, and has the slightest floral tint. It’ll replace your go-to ACV, white wine vinegar, or rice vinegar after just one taste. The Nandini Coriander is grown in Gujarat along the western coast of India, next to lemons and guavas, making it complex with citrusy undertones. It’ll be perfect for summer meals even or desserts. The chili has a special taste of its own, as well. Grounded by the flavors of sumac and sesame oil, the sharper, sweeter notes of lemon and tomato shine through to make it the ultimate savory sprinkle atop quite literally any and everything. Finally, there’s the black pepper, with each peppercorn that is vine-ripened to perfection, resulting in a juicy, peppery, fruity, and surprising tang that hits the palate just right.

With this kit, you can use each element together to make the included Dhana Jeera-Chilli Dressing recipe, which is a go-to for the Diaspora Co. crew (so you know it’s seriously delish). But when it comes to jars of these complex, versatile, and special ingredients, we can’t imagine you’ll ever run out of uses.

The bundle is a limited-edition drop, which means this is most likely your only shot at getting your hands on it. And considering how quickly we added the collab to our carts, we suggest you act fast — who knows how long it’ll last!