Penzeys Spices in Arlington

June 17, 2009 · 46 comments · Print This Post

in Boston / Massachusetts, To Buy / To Try

Watson <3's Penzeys

I embarrassingly admitted to the fact that I’d never been to the Penzeys Spices store in Arlington the other day and several of my fellow bloggers demanded that I make a command appearance as soon as possible. What’s a girl to do? Well obviously I obeyed and made it a priority to stop by that Saturday.

I’m so incredibly glad that I did. They have absolutely everything you can imagine there from Kosher Salt to Cocoa. The best part is that you can smell all of the spices before you purchase them. Interestingly enough the testing spices are held in large jars that remind me of the candy jar my grandmother always keeps pink Canadian mints in. We refer to them as “Pink Peppermints” though.

My Penzeys Purchase

I essentially bought out the store. My treasure trove of booty included: Smoked Spanish Paprika, Ancho Chili Pepper, Peppercorns, Vanilla Extract, Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Kosher Salt, Sea Salt, Onion and Garlic Powders, and Dutch Process Cocoa. Needless to say I’m deeply in love (and apparently Watson is too). Also, I fear that any duplicate supermarket spices have an upcoming date with the trash bin.

Did I forget to buy one of your favorites? What are your must-have items from Penzeys? It’s only a few miles from my house. I can easily go back for more!  At some point I may need a spice rack intervention but until then I’m going to continue my goal of possibly moving to using only Penzeys Spices at home.

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