We are so grateful for another year celebrating food and flavor, so we’re ending this chapter with some highlights from the year. From decadent recipes to industry education, here are our TOP BLOGS OF 2021!


But first, a quick note from all of us at Pacific Spice…


As we wrap up our year and look forward to the next, we have to take a moment to say THANK YOU.


We’re so thankful for our gracious customers who have stood by us as we’ve navigated the ever-changing waters of 2021. We are amazed and grateful for the resilience that has been shown by our incredible staff and the hardworking folks along the supply chain who made it possible for us to continue to do what we love.


It’s because of all of you that we were able to continue to provide spices and herbs that delivered some sense of normalcy and joy in the face of a pandemic. Without you, our extended Pacific Spice family, we would not be where we are today.


Without further ado, here are our Top Blogs of 2021!



Top Recipes of 2021


Our recipe blogs are designed to ignite your culinary curiosity and show off new, sometimes unexpected ways to use our PSC spices! Here are our top 3 can’t-miss recipes from 2021.


Sharon’s Salmon Recipe

We had the great honor of sharing a family salmon recipe from Sharon Schlussel, wife of Pacific Spice’s President and the “First Lady” of Pacific Spice. Sharon’s Salmon Recipe is flawless in its simplicity. It’s seasoned, spritzed, and marinated to add depth and complexity to the salmon’s natural flavors, making it simultaneously light, filling, fragrant, and savory.

Read Sharon’s Salmon Recipe, featuring our PSC Whole Bay Leaves and Pickling Spice.


Double Chocolate Rosemary Mint Cookies

These Double Chocolate Rosemary Mint Cookies add a wintery spirit to the classic double chocolate chip cookie. While the combination of bittersweet chocolate and cool mint is timeless, these cookies are made even better with the elegant flavor of fragrant rosemary.

Read Double Chocolate Rosemary Mint Cookie Recipe featuring our PSC Rosemary Mint.


El Pollo Pibil, with Chef Marc Dix

We had the pleasure of competing in the ASTA “Spice Up ASTA” Cooking Demonstration and Contest. Our El Pollo Pibil video and recipe collaboration earned us a top 3 finish! We know you’ll enjoy the video and recipe that caught their attention.

Read El Pollo Pibil Recipe featuring 12 of our PSC spices.



Top Educational Blogs of 2021


We are committed to bringing you the latest in industry education and culinary trends. That’s why we consistently distill need-to-know industry knowledge into educational blog posts. In case you missed them, here are our top 3 from this year!

Meat Alternatives and the Spices That Flavor Them

The demand for meat-alternatives is growing, and they’re not just for vegetarians anymore. As popularity for meat-alternatives grows, so does the standard for flavor and texture, especially among foods that are formulated to mimic meat. Learn more about the meat-free trend, and discover 5 popular meat alternatives and the spices and herbs that flavor them.

Read Meat Alternatives and the Spices That Flavor Them


Spice Safety and Quality: The Gold Standard

At PSC, we exceed food safety guidelines to ensure the purity of our products. To learn more about our safety programs and special procedures for handling allergens, our coveted SQF Certification, and what it’s like to work with us as your spice supplier, read the full report.

Read Spice Safety and Quality: The Gold Standard


4 Reasons to Outsource Your Spice Blends

Creating a custom spice blend is an appealing option for many food companies as a way to streamline food production, expand their product line, and save time and money. And while some prefer to blend their spices manually, many see the value of outsourcing this tedious, time-consuming process to experts like us. Read to learn about the benefits of outsourcing.

Read 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Spice Blends