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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 have their secret recipe at the individual restaurant level. Perhaps they’re a growing seasoning company and they’re looking to scale up, while wanting to eliminate the operational hassle of blending themselves (while also eliminating carrying costs involved with storing individual spices) 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. This includes anything from large scale food manufacturers and national brewers, down 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 get smarter.
We started this company in a bedroom of our house so we know what kind of pressure you might be under as an entrepreneur. One of the perks of this job is getting to see people come to us with an idea and watch it blossom 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 the minimums can be in the 200 to 500 lb range or in some cases 3,000 units of a single product. That can be an overwhelming amount for a new business - especially if you’re looking at doing multiple blends. Every entrepreneur wants to sell product but doesn’t want a garage full of said product if things don’t pan out right. Our minimums take that into account which is why we have a low minimum of just 40 lbs. We can scale it to hundreds of pounds if that’s what your business needs, but to get started we allow you to start small. This reduces your risk if things don’t go exactly as planned.

The two options for packaging are the 40 lb bulk boxes or we can private label them for you in 1/2 cup glass jars. Feel free to ask some questions about the private labeling, but in terms of minimums of the custom blend it would be however many jars we can get out of the 40 lb batch. That usually ranges anywhere from 150 to 300 jars depending on the density of the blend (salt heavy blends are much heavier so you’d be closer to the 150 jars whereas herb blends are much lighter and closer to the 300 jars). Since everything is hand filled we don’t offer any other packaging options besides the bulk boxes or the ½ cup jars.

Setup Fees

There is a one-time setup fee of $50 per recipe. The fee covers processing your recipe and a test batch. If you wish to have your custom blend private labeled there will be additional setup fees to create your label. If your recipe requires some development assistance there may be some additional fees.

Turnaround

One of our customer service pillars is a quick and speedy turnaround on all orders. That’s why 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. After we get the initial setup done for your custom blend we can typically even turn those around same day. Even large orders over 200 lbs typically ship within two business days at the most. 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 typically 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

We will accept outside ingredients on a case by case basis. We prefer to use ingredients that we already have in-house as it expedites the setup and recurring orders, but if there is a hard to find ingredient that you are adamant about using we will take a look at it. We will not accept any proprietary blends manufactured from other companies (e.g. Lowry's Seasoning Salt). Keep in mind that if you need to send us any outside ingredients you will have to provide the proper documentation for them in order for us to accept them. We can discuss this further if this route is necessary for your blend.

Recipes given to us in ounces (down to 1/10th of an ounce) will result in faster turnaround times by allowing us to get your recipe in queue and to our production team as quickly as possible. We can certainly work in other measurements but it may cause additional time in sample production.

The Process

To get started you can reach out and request a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Recipe Template. The NDA will ensure you that we won’t sell or share your recipe 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 that signed and back to us with your recipe we can make you a test batch and provide you with pricing. After you’ve received and approved the test batch, then we can get started on your first order and get it out the door. Typical turnaround time from the payment of the setup fee to the first order is around 15 days depending on how dialed in you have your recipe.

If you’re looking to private label your spice blend you can also send along your logo and contact info and at that point and we can get started on a mockup label for you to approve. The initial setup of the order may require a day or two to get out the door, but then all future orders will likely be shipped out the same day.

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 feel free to email me at sarah@spicesinc.com and we can get started.

Thanks,
Sarah Bowden
B2B Senior Account Manager

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