I was excited last week to make a great discovery. Spices in the Winco, Bulk Foods area!! Now this may not sound like a super exciting find to everyone, however, I have said many times, saving little bits of money here and there is what really begins to make a difference on your bottom line. Spices have always annoyed me. You spend $5.00 and get 2 oz...that is $40 per lb. We would not pay that for anything!
When we moved to Washington, we were not allowed to bring any food with us, so I am starting with no spices once again. It can be a huge expense to restock your spice shelf. To my surprise, the spices in the Winco bulk section are very, very well priced and they have a whole shelf of various spices. The best part? The average cost for 2 oz was $0.25. Yes, you read that right, twenty-five cents for 2 oz! I bought garlic powder, rosemary, tumric, oregano, crushed red pepper, thyme and a few others and spent $1.18. CRAZY! That comes to only $2 per pound. That is a 95% savings!
The only downside is you have to put the spices in little baggies instead of those fancy jars. They do sell little spice jars for $0.99 each. I will probably start picking up one on each visit or, you can just refill the empty spice jars you have, as I did with my garlic powder. Go check it out today!