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The most popular spice found in homes today? Dry Garlic Powder

Under Cabinet Spice Rack
Under Cabinet Spice Rack

Web Watch knows that making great food requires having great spices.

If you don’t have a PENZEY’S SPICES store near you, then maybe you have some other fresh spice retailer or farmer’s market that you could hit up for some glass jars of spice goodness.

And even if you end up buying your spices at the local supermarket, drug store’s food aisle, or giant-size Super Center Warehouse Emporium, the most important thing you can remember is to rotate your spices on a regular basis.  Dry spices especially will lose their flavors anywhere from 6 months to a year after your purchase.  You wouldn’t serve a beer after it’s “best by” date – you should apply the same philosophy to your spice cabinet and toss out anything that’s more than a year old.

Your taste buds will thank you.

Since we’re going to go through our spice rack anyway, let’s take a look at NEILSEN says the TOP 10 MOST POPULAR SPICES ARE:

First, if you can’t guess that #1 on the list is dry garlic powder, then you haven’t spent any time in a kitchen.  Especially the Web Watch kitchen, where garlic in all forms is practically a food group unto itself.

#2.  Cinnamon
#3.  All purpose seasoning blends, such as “Season-All” or “Durkee Six Pepper Blend”
#4.  Chili powder
#5.  Dry garlic
#6.  Onion powder
#7.  Nutmeg
#8.  Cloves
#9.  Cumin
#10.  Ginger