For centuries, spice blends like za’atar, curry powder, and masala were ground, measured, and blended by hand; the process was very labor intensive. Today, you can walk into any supermarket and find rows of seasoning blends. From traditional blends like pumpkin pie spice to trendy blends like everything bagel seasoning, new spice blends are emerging every single day.
Creating a custom spice blend is an appealing option for many food companies as a way to streamline their food production process, expand their product line, and save time and money in the process.
And while some may prefer to do things the old fashioned way by purchasing and manually blending individual spices, many see the immense value of outsourcing this tedious, time-consuming process to experts like us.
Why Outsource Your Spice Blends?
If you are interested in creating your own custom spice blends, here are four reasons we encourage you to outsource.
1. Streamline Your Food Production
Whether you are creating a custom blend for retail or for your own internal use, using a single seasoning blend instead of many individual spices is a huge time saver. By outsourcing the hassle of hand-blending spices, you make room to scale your business and blend production with no extra time investment.
2. Better Value and Less Waste
Outsourcing custom blends is overall more cost effective. When you blend single spices, you are likely to use different amounts of each spice in your recipe. This poses a number of challenges. It can not only increase your risk of product waste or having odd amounts of leftover ingredients, it may also prevent you from taking advantage of bulk pricing for the lesser-quantity ingredients in your blend.
Creating a blend and outsourcing its production means you can take advantage of bulk pricing and simplify your ordering process to ensure you get the right amount of product every time.
3. Simplify and Reduce Storage Needs
Clear out the clutter; the time for sorting and storing a library of single spice containers is behind you! Your custom blend will be conveniently packed into one spice package, making it easy to store, find, and use whenever you need it. Having your spice blend in one central container also makes it easier to tell when you’re getting low and are in need of a refill.
4. Consistent Product Every Time
For restaurants, brands, and food companies, consistency is so important, and that’s why it’s in your best interest to leave it to the professionals.
If your customers love your food, they’ll come back for more. And when they do, they’ll expect that signature flavor they so fondly remember. Whether you’re the owner of a restaurant chain who wants to ensure your flavors stay consistent from location to location, or a food company or brand that values consistency in every batch, outsourcing your custom spice blend will make that happen.
At our Research and Development department at Pacific Spice, we use state-of-the art equipment to ensure that your recipe is replicated to its exact measurements every time and is consistent across every batch.
Custom Blends at PSC
At Pacific Spice, our custom blending capabilities solve customer challenges every day by helping you streamline, save time, money, and storage space, and create consistent products you can stand behind.
We work tirelessly to un-complicate the spice blending process, giving you more time to concentrate on building your business.
When you come to us with your own recipe, we ensure the highest level of care and confidentiality. You can rest assured we will replicate your recipe while protecting your secret formula to ensure it remains your intellectual property.
And if you don’t have a recipe (yet), our taste experts and R&D department will guide you through the process of creating one. From ideation to final product, we will help you every step of the way.
If you’re interested in outsourcing your custom spice blend to PSC, contact us. Call your sales person today to start working on your blend right away!