Herbs and Spices Online: Where to Go for Authentic Spices

Posted by World of Spice 11/08/2022

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Have you been on vacation this year? Perhaps you’re reminiscing on all of the delicious food and drink you tried whilst out there. Maybe you’re wanting to bring a little flavour of the experience back home? Well, we have good news!

With World of Spices herbs and spices online, you can! We are a bespoke supplier of herbs, spices and seasonings. In fact, our produce is internationally known for its authenticity and fragrant, potent taste.

The Comfort of Your Own Home

If you’re asking where can order traditional herbs and spices? Well, the answer is really from the comfort of your own home! Whether you’re looking to cook from home and wow friends and family over al fresco dining, or you’re in the catering industry and want to give your guests an authentic, cultural experience, you can find everything online. However, you must be mindful of the companies you choose.

A Reputable Company

There are many traders and online spice companies out there who claim that their herbs and spices online are authentic and perfect for the dishes you’re wishing to create. Unfortunately, this is sometimes really not the case. A reputable company will always have your best interests at heart and customer service will always be a priority. They should be knowledgeable and willing to discuss their produce and what’s exactly on offer to enhance the flavours you’re looking to create.

It’s great that so many retailers offer herbs and spices online, but the downside is that there is often no real guarantee that what you’re getting is what it says on the tin.

A Quality Assured Supplier

In catering, quality over quantity is always the way forward. Unfortunately, some suppliers dilute their wholesale spices, herbs and seasonings to make it cheaper for them to produce. For example, authentic oregano is often mixed with green plant extract and sold as the pure herb. Unbeknown to the consumer, they are receiving an adulterated version of the produce ordered. Long-term, this means they will be using a lot more of the seasoning to achieve the desired flavour. From a trade perspective, this means they will need to buy more to fulfil business demands. Look for quality assurance and certified accreditations. At World of Spice, you can view our company history and accreditations & polices on these links.

Sniffing Out the Non-Authentic

Firstly, a freshly packaged and genuine dried herb or spice, will smell fragrant and strong as soon as you pop the lid off. More technical than the smell though, is taste. Wholesale spices that are 100% pure should be almost too strong. You should need just a small amount to give your dish the required kick.

Unfortunately, there are many herbs, spices and seasonings online that are adulterated. This means that avid cooks and restaurants are consistently receiving weaker versions of their produce to cook with. When you have a great quality herb in front of you and directly compare it with a diluted version, the two are incomparable. Visually, the difference is easy to see, you just need to know exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to smell and taste. Just remember, typically, strong aroma equals authentic.

Cheap, but Not Cheerful

It’s always tempting to go for the cheapest option. But as we mentioned, it’s about quality here. Cheap herbs and spices online mean low volatility and a lack of flavour. Take pepper for example, one of the most common spices. Pepper can be cheapened simply by using left over dust from the outer shell of peppercorns to make ‘pepper’. Even with its low flavour and dark colour, it can still be legally sold as pepper because it has come from peppercorn shells. Consequently, those who buy this product are receiving a very poor-quality batch. Again, the lack of flavour means using a lot more of the product to create the desired taste, and this is not cost effective at all. Buying authentic herbs and spices in bulk from a reputable trade company, will always fare you well. Your guests will thank you and so will your revenue.

Herbs and Spices Online from World of Spice

At World of Spice, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality wholesale spices, herbs and seasonings direct to your restaurant door. We have strict controls when purchasing our produce and ensure we get consistency across the board. Our brilliant business relations with our suppliers abroad mean that they know and respect our core values. Our suppliers work with us to ensure we maintain our high standard and are assessed annually to ensure their business standards are in line with quality control expectations.

Additionally, we hold a specification for all produce we purchase. Before we even look to purchase, they must meet all parameters and once arrived, are immediately assessed by our quality control department and samples taken from the batch. They are then sent to a UK accredited laboratory to ensure they are within the specification parameters, proving suitability for food use.

Our fully traceable quality system is approved by the BRC, using the principle of HACCP; we currently hold an A grade. This means we can guarantee our customers ultimate assurance that our products are authentic and safe for consumption.

Get in Touch

At World of Spice, our dried produce is known internationally for its authentic and strong flavour. If you’re looking for wholesale herbs and spices online, we can accommodate your trade and retail needs. From bespoke blends to custom packaging and labelling, our comprehensive service can help you achieve delicious cuisine. For more information about our services and what we can offer you, please contact us at orders@worldofspice.co.uk, or feel free to call our team on 01277 633303. We look forward to hearing from you.

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