Allspicery fulfills the dream of Heather Wong, the winner of Sacramento’s 2015 Calling All Dreamers retail business plan competition. As the 2015 grand prize winner Heather and Allspicery received a business start-up package valued at $100,000.
Allspicery is the one and only one-stop spice shop in Sacramento. Glass jars line the walls of the compact shop which is located at 1125 11th Street, across from the L Street entrance of the State Capitol. I love the atmosphere of the shop and enjoy looking over all the wares before I make a purchase.
With more than 200 blends, spices, herbs, chiles, salts, peppers, and sugars in stock, Allspicery offers ingredients for almost any ethnic cuisine. The Allspicery website lists ingredient availability and I counted 39 different types of chiles alone!
On my first visit to Allspicery I was “window shopping” after having lunch with a friend, but I vowed to myself that the next time I needed a specific exotic ingredient that I would return. I have been back several times since.
To date I have purchased an assortment of spiced salts and herbs. On my last visit I purchased some “chocolate” sugar. I am sure that I can think of a number of ways to use chocolate sugar. Two thoughts that come to mind immediately are adding it to coffee and sprinkling it on top of a dessert to make it special. If you have a great recipe that calls for chocolate sugar please share it.
Have you been to Allspicery? If not, give it a try.
Tip: You can call or fax in your order in advance and Heather will have it ready for you to pick up.
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