After a long search, I was lucky to find a truly unique supplier for most of our spices. Burlap and Barrel was started a few years ago by a few young guys who didn’t realize what “couldn’t be done” - so they did it. They literally travel around the world to individual farms and pay a fair price for their very best crops; paprika harvested in northern Spain and smoked over open fires; wild mountain cumin picked by hand in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains; turmeric grown in the shade of the jungle canopy in Indonesia.. Without exception, these spices are amazing, the best of the best. They have received rave reviews from a who’s who list of experts from the New York Times to Bon Appetit to Food and Wine and many more. Their supplies and selection is extremely limited so they can’t supply all our spices, but what they lack in selection, they more than make up for in amazing, often unique flavor.
We currently prioritize quality, freshness and simplicity over selection in order to deliver the finest and freshest spices possible. Instead of a choice between hundreds of spices, we offer about 40 - an eclectic mix of the most commonly used spices as well as some outliers that are so unique and flavorful we couldn't pass them up. We sell them in sets of 12 or 24 jars and we give you the power to choose which spices you want to include. The jars come in two sizes - ¼ oz "Regular" (about one third the size of an average spice jar) and ½ oz "Large" (about two thirds the size).
In addition, if you choose the "Replenish" option, we will ship you a complete set of replacement spices after 12 months, as well as provide interim refills for a discount price of $2.00 per spice, including shipping.
Here's an updated list of the spices we carry.