I went to Extraordinary Ingredients on Tejon today. It’s right around the corner from my house, and I’ve been a couple times before. But I recently bought a “deal of the day” coupon from gazette.com worth $20 so I thought I’d go spend it.
I got all this stuff for $20.
A small bottle of vanilla extract, two olive oil guest soaps, a bag of anasazi beans, a bag of giant lima beans, and a bag of granulated honey.
I could have gotten the vanilla extract and the lima beans just about anywhere. But the vanilla was a great price, just $3.99 for two ounces. That’s less than the grocery store crap and I bet it’s a lot better. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the beans but they’re so pretty I had to have them. They have probably 10 or 15 other varieties, too. Most you can’t get at the supermarket or even at Whole Foods. The granulated honey is delish. I haven’t seen it anywhere else. I am going to use it to sweeten tea- hot and iced.
They have a million different spices, sugars, salts, jerkys, beans, rubs, chiles, etc. Lots of great stuff. If they’d start carrying fancy dried pastas, I’d be in heaven.
Anyhow, you should go. The stuff is awesome and the people are really great, too. Very friendly and they know what’s good!