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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Epicurean Organics Rainbow Pepper Blend Is Colorful, Indeed!

I was excited when I was approached to do a product review for Mountain Rose Herbs, because for one, I like free products (doesn't everyone?), secondly, because I like sharing products that I have personally tested with you, my readers, and lastly (but definitely not least), because I'm a major foodie!
Here are some facts on Mountain Rose Herbs provided via their website:

  • Their products are Certified Organic.  All of the ingredients used to create their culinary oils, seasoning blends and vanilla beans are made from 100% certified organic botanicals (without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, GMO's, or synthetic chemicals).  Their ingredients are also free from irradiation and chemical sterilization.  They are certified organic through OTCO.
  • Fairly Traded.  Their Good Trade Program goes a step beyond the traditional Fair Trade practices, by allowing farmers full negotiation rights in determining the prices that they receive for their harvests.
  • Support For Organic Work.  For each purchase that is made of each Epicurean Organics Seasoning Blend, Mountain Rose Herbs will donate 2% of the retail price to the Organic Farming Research Foundation.
  • They use Recycled Materials.  Mountain Rose Herbs is a Zero Waste Company. My package arrived in a small box (made from 100% recycled paper) that contained shredded newspaper as packing material.  I also noticed that all of the printed materials that came with the shipment were printed on 100% post-consumer waste paper.  Kudos to them!
Organic Peppercorns
Now, on to the review...
I was sent a 1.5 oz. bottle of the Epicurean Organics Rainbow Pepper Blend which consists of 100% certified organic blend of black, white, pink and green peppercorns.  I am a big fan of pepper, so it didn't take me long to put this to use.  I used it when making scrambled eggs (yum!) and it not only added a nice kick in flavor, but lovely splashes of color as well.  I also used it on pizza, instead of my normal crushed red pepper.  I actually favored this rainbow pepper blend over my normal crushed red pepper because it added more flavor, yet still had a hint of spiciness, even though not as spicy as the crushed red pepper.  Hey, I'll take more flavor over spiciness any day!
I would definitely recommend this spice to those who love pepper, are environmentally-minded and appreciate a good product for a reasonable price.  The current price for the 1.5 oz. bottle is $5.50, but they also sell it in bulk (1 lb. is only $26.00).

Full Disclosure:  The product in this review was sent to me free of charge, however, I was NOT compensated for this review.  For more info. on this and other products, please see below.

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sarafina moon said...

like omg! i can't wait to buy some rainbow pepper. thanks for the review. i like totally am gonna try some.

April said...

I'm visiting from SITS! Sounds DE-LISH! :)

Elena said...

Thanks for stopping by, April!

Caren with a "C" said...

Popping in from SITS. I like your clean, simple look. That is so cool that you were asked to do a review of a product! :)

Elena said...

Thanks, Caren! I love that your name is spelled with a "C" it's so unique.
I love doing product reviews. I like being able to recommend products based on experience, rather than just suggesting. Happy Friday!