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Custom Spice Blends

Custom Blending

There are several reasons customers come to us for their custom blending needs. Maybe they're a multi-location restaurant that wants to keep their blend(s) consistent and not keep their secret recipe in-house. Perhaps they're a growing seasoning company and they're looking to cost-effectively scale up. This business might want to outsource the operational hassle of blending themselves (and eliminate the mechanical and storage costs bulk spice maintenance requires) so that they can concentrate on what they do best - marketing their business.

If this sounds like you, we have a solution for your custom blending problem!

Experience

Spices Inc. has experience working with businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our customer base ranges from large scale food manufacturers and national brewers, to one-blend seasoning companies and small family-owned restaurants. You can find Spices Inc. blends being used in kitchens and specialty shops all over the country. That means that we've likely dealt with somebody similar to you and your business. If we haven't, we'd love the opportunity to learn about you and your needs.
We've grown this company, from the back bedroom of our house into a 13,000 square foot facility, so we know the pressures entrepreneurs face at every turn. One of the perks we get out of this job is watching our clients' ideas blossom from a dream into a full-fledged business.

Minimums

Chances are that if you've found us you've at least done a little research into other blending companies. In doing so you've likely seen that their minimum orders generally range between 200-500 pounds, or thousands of units of a single product. That can be an overwhelming cash investment for a new business - especially if you're considering multiple blends. Every entrepreneur wants to sell product but has to be mindful of outlay and storage concerns. We understand. We were there. Our minimum order is just 40 pounds of product, packed into one bulk bag. Once your business grows we can scale your blend to meet your growth, but our bulk policy allows you to start small an minimize your initial risk.  

Setup Fees

There is a one-time setup fee of $50 per recipe. The fee covers processing your recipe and a test batch.  If your recipe requires assistance with development there may be additional fees.

Turnaround

A pillar of our customer service is a speedy turnaround on all orders. We guarantee that 99.9% of orders go out the door the same day, as long as they are in by 3:30 PM EDT. Once the initial setup done for your custom blend is complete, we typically turn those around same day, including large orders. That means that your blend is going to be as fresh as possible and you don't have to worry about long lead times to get your product. All of the custom blends ship via FedEx so if you're curious how long your transit time would be feel free to check out our shipping page for more info.

Your Recipe

Recipes given to us in ounces (down to 1/10th of an ounce) will result in faster output, since that will allow our production team to move it through our queue as quickly as possible. When a recipe is incomplete, needs clarification, or we collectively work in other measurements it may cause additional time in sample production and additional fees.

The Process

To get started you can reach out and request a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Recipe Template. The NDA guarantees you that we won't sell your recipe or share it with anybody besides our in-house blenders and the B2B team. The Recipe Template will ensure that we have the exact ingredients and measurements you want in your blend. Once you have signed that and returned it with your recipe we can make you a test batch and provide you with pricing. After you've received and approved the test batch, we can start your first order. Typical turnaround time from the payment of the setup fee to shipment of your first order is around 15 days, depending on how complete your recipe is.

We appreciate you taking the time to read this and we look forward to working with you! For more information or to get the ball rolling call 1-888-762-8642 or email me at sarah@spicesinc.com and we can get started.

Thanks,
Sarah Bowden
B2B Senior Account Manager
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