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6 of our favorite spices selected for the curious cook. Ships free.

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Why Burlap & Barrel?

  • Single origin spices sourced directly from small farms
  • Over 10,000 5-star reviews
  • Guaranteed to wow you or we'll replace

Six of our favorite spices for the curious cook! This collection includes some of our newest, bestselling and most interesting spices for all kinds of culinary adventures. Packed in a beautiful box and ships for free within the US.

What's included:

Cobanero Chili Flakes

Our Cobanero Chili Flakes are a rare Maya variety of chili pepper with a fierce, bright, slightly smoky heat and a lush, fruity, peachy aroma. The chilis are grown in the mountains around the city of Cobán, Guatemala. They're spicier than serrano peppers and in the same range as cayenne. Perfect for anyone who appreciates true chili flavor!

Tasting notes: Papaya • Roasted Corn • Fire


  • Add to pots of beans, roasts or braises
  • Add to marinades or sauces for an extra kick

Wild Mountain Cumin

Our Wild Mountain Cumin has a savory, penetrating aroma and bright, umami flavor evocative of grilled meats and sweet caramelized onions. The tiny, oblong seeds are hand-picked by foragers in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. The seeds are smaller and softer than the cumin you may be used to, and they do not need to be ground before use.

Tasting notes: Grilled Onion • Dried Apricots • Mountain Air


  • Bloom seeds in hot oil or ghee and use as the base for stews, curries or braises
  • Mix whole seeds into guacamole, vinaigrettes or yogurt-based spreads

Ground Black Lime

Black Lime is a versatile ingredient with a famously savory and tart flavor. Ours comes from a family farm in Guatemala. The limes are sun-dried, then ground into an easy-to-use powder. A versatile ingredient common in Persian cooking, they have a savory, tart flavor that's great on roasted meat or vegetables, in stews and anywhere you'd use lime juice.

Tasting notes: Citrus Peel • Sauvignon Blanc • Leather


  • Sprinkle into rice, soups, fish and kebabs
  • Use as garnish for cocktails, especially sours and margaritas

Sun-Dried Tomato Powder

Our Sun-Dried Tomato Powder adds a bump of rich, umami flavor to any dish. Sauté the powder with aromatics like onions or garlic, use as a garnish on roasted vegetables or add to rubs for grilled meats.

Tasting notes: Herb garden • Umami bomb • Pizza


  • Coat veggies in olive oil and toss, add to meat rubs and stews
  • Sprinkle over sliced tomatoes (trust us), focaccias and pizzas

Cloud Forest Cardamom

Our Cloud Forest Cardamom is sweet and tart, reminiscent of summer fruits, fresh herbs and cut grass. It comes straight from a single-estate regenerative farm in the high-altitude cloud forests of Guatemala. The fruit turns yellow as it ripens on the vine and has a softer and sweeter flavor that makes it a perfect upgrade to standard green cardamom.

Tasting notes: Ginger • Apricots • Jungle Flowers


  • Crack pods in a mortar and pestle and add them to a pot of rice
  • Add to a stews, curries or other rich sauces 


Sourced from the same farms that supply Dr. Bronner's soaps, our Mint!! is a blend of organically grown, hand-picked field mint and peppermint. The leaves are dried slowly to preserve their cleansing fragrance and vibrant taste. It's tingly!



  • Sub for fresh mint in any recipe
  • Sprinkle over ice cream
  • Add to fruit salad
  • Stir into rice dishes
  • Infuse in hot water for soothing tea
"We’re kind of obsessed with Burlap & Barrel’s single-origin spices, probably because they’re some the most flavorful seasonings we’ve ever tasted. Any foodie will appreciate the Chef’s Collection."
"A time of more cooking helped us realize how important it is to have a well-stocked pantry, which is why a fab gift for the recently minted chef du apartment 2B is Burlap & Barrel Chef's Collection."
"It's a fun way to get people excited about being in the kitchen, whether that person is just starting out cooking or considers themselves a pro."
how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?



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