Pros: Great taste, adds some spice, grinder/stays fresh
Cons: Contains salt
My husband and I tend to collect a lot of spices. We enjoy cooking and also experimenting with flavors and taking regular foods to a new level. I don't remember why we purchased this one, but I think we may have been hoping to find something good to go on pizzas (homemade or ordered).
This product comes in a glass spice grinder. I'm pretty sure we purchased it at the grocery store, but I don't remember the price, although I imagine it to be about $3-5, which seems reasonable (looking at the prices on the internet). The top grinder part is plastic, with a small plastic cap. I find that I tend to knock off the cap a lot, especially as I'm taking this out of the spice rack, but it's not a big deal. Even if you lose the cap, the grinder top won't let the spice spill out.
I use this most often on pizza and pasta. Even if I love my pizza (homemade or delivery), I just like the extra punch of flavor that this product adds. I enjoy the element of spice that it adds. I would never sprinkle chili flakes on my pizza, but I do like this grinder. I'm not sure I would guess that there is basil in this mixture, since it seems to me that it is predominantly chili and garlic. The best way I would describe it without knowing the ingredients, would be to say it is a flavorful pepper grinder. It adds a little bit of spiciness to dishes, and gives it just the right kick without being too hot. I actually don't notice a the salt content, but probably because I don't put a whole lot of this on my food at once. Perhaps I would notice more on something plain like bread (if I were dipping bread in oil with these spices), but I haven't tried it.
We have had this for quite some time, and although I'm getting to the bottom, it has lasted a long time. I still get plenty of flavor from this spice, so it has stayed at least somewhat fresh in the glass packaging. In addition, the grinding of the spices helps to re-release some of that great flavor.
Overall, I definitely enjoy this product. Even if you are eating a food that you thoroughly enjoy, this spice grinder can add a new flavor element, or at least a little bit of a kick to your meal. I generally use this in the place of a regular pepper mill, and despite being a couple years old, the spices still taste great when they are ground in the mill.
Ingredients: Dehydrated Garlic, Chili, Basil, Salt, Parsley.
Use directions: grind directly on spaghetti adding just olive oil; on fresh salads, on cooked vegetables, soups or cheese.
Drogheria & Alimentari provided spices, aromatic herbs and exquisite blends of fragrances from Mediterranean bottled in very attractive glass jar with a patented built-in grinder top . This preserves the spices and herbs in their whole and not ground form and makes them possess a higher quality. Grinding them just before consuming gives you the utmost experience of their aromatic power to excite the senses of smell and taste.