Drogheria & Alimentari Garlic & Red Pepper Spice Grinder - Adds a Little Kick!

Jan 22, 2012 (Updated Jan 22, 2012)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Great taste, adds some spice, grinder/stays fresh

Cons:Contains salt

The Bottom Line: This is a great way to add a little punch of flavor and spice to a variety of foods.


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.



(from http://www.drogheria.com/)

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.


Recommend this product?


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!