Frequently asked questions
1. How long will my spices last?
The spices are best used within a year. However they have an expiration date of 2 years. Keep the jar closed after opening and store in a cool, dry and dark place.
2. How do I know what the ingredients are in each spice blend?
Ingredients are labeled on each jar and on our website on each individual product page. They are listed by weight in descending order. Check out our shop page for more information.
3. What do I do if my spices harden?
Not to worry! It’s totally normal for spices to harden especially if you live in a humid climate. All you need to do is take a toothpick and rake your spices. We found that removing salt and using unrefined muscovado sugar from our recipes helped keep them from clumping. Store away from the heat, especially from the stove and direct sunlight to keep from clumping. We don’t use any preservatives, unlike your conventional store bought options so clumping may happen.
4. What’s in the set of 4 and 8?
The set of 4 contains the best sellers- al pastor, citrus mojo, mole verde and choco chai.
The set of 8 contains – al pastor, citrus mojo, mole verde, choco chai, barbacoa caribeña, mole oaxaqueño, curry biryani and everything seasoning.
Jars are priced so that you can create your own custom sets of 4 and 8 where you can combine and make your own set on our website. Just add 4 or 8 jars to your shopping cart and we will package it up for you.
5. The jars look really small, how many months do they usually last?
Our seasonings are are made without any preservatives, just straight herbs and spices. We produce them in smaller batches to assure that they don’t clump up and stay fresher longer. Our customers buy a new jar every 1-3 months depending on how often they are cooking at home and for the amount of people they are cooking for.
6. Are there different sizes of the jars?
We sell 9 different flavors, 8 have a net weight of 2.1oz or 60g, the other 2 have a net weight of 1.9oz or 55g.
7. How many spices do you offer?
Right now we have 9 flavors and are working on creating more based on what our customers ask for. Curry Masala is the only flavor that can only be found directly on our website and in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
8. Can these spices be used for meal prep?
Yes! The spice blends make meal prep easy, healthy and fun. Just a sprinkle of a different flavor on your veg and proteins, creates different flavors so you are never bored.
9. Can these spices be used just for vegetables?
The seasonings are great additions to vegetables. Especially grilled, roasted or broiled vegetables, rubbing them with olive oil and adding the seasoning before cooking. Or, add to poached vegetables, before or after cooking, to add flavor. You can also make sauces like a curry masala sauce and cook the vegetables in it or make a quick mojo marinade for example, marinate for a few minutes or overnight and then grill or broil. Find many more recipes and inspiration in our ecookbook Savvy & Well Living.
10. Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We are approved by the FDA and have the ability to ship internationally. Ordering from Amazon also makes international shipping a breeze.
11. Do you have any sugar in any of your spices?
Al pastor, Mole Oaxaqueño, Mole Verde and Choco Chai have a little bit of unrefined sugar. The sugar we add to our blends are for balancing flavor. We use unrefined muscovado (cane) sugar in our blends.
12. Are these spices vegan?
Yes! No animal products are used in our blends.
13. Do you have MSG, preservatives, or GMO’s in your spices?
No! We use freshly ground herbs and spices. When we use salt, it is finely ground natural salt and when we use sugar it is unrefined muscovado sugar.
14. Are your spices gluten free?
Yes all of our spices are free of ingredients that contain gluten!
15. Is there anywhere I can pick up the seasonings?
We have a facility in Nuevo Vallarta.
Prolongación Amado Nervo #54
We are located on the first entrance to Nuevo Vallarta. From Blvd de Nayarit (where Club de Golf Los Tigres is) make a u-turn before entering NV and find us across the street from Los Alcatraces restaurant. We are also available in boutique stores in Bahia de Banderas including Sabores de mi Tierra in Fluvial, The Green Place, Lujo Lifestyle Bucerias and La Cruz Market Store. We are constantly expanding, stay in touch and find out when we will be in a store near you. Coming soon to Ginger Veggie, Organi-k, Amaranta Nuevo Vallarta and Yogi Bar Marina.
16. Do you have free samples of the spices?
We host cooking classes at the boutique stores where you can buy our product, check out their Facebook pages to find upcoming events. We will also be hosting cooking classes and demos with samples at our physical store in Nuevo Vallarta, coming soon!
17. Where can I find recipes for each spice mix?
Find many more recipes and inspiration in our ecookbook Savvy & Well Living. We also are constantly posting new recipes on the blog, Facebook (our FB group) and Instagram. Send us your recipes and pictures to be featured and included in our upcoming community ecookbook!
18. Where can I find the nutritional facts for each spice blend?
Nutritional facts and Ingredients are labeled on each jar and on our website on each individual product page. Ingredients are listed by weight in descending order.