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Pampered Chef: Spices/ rubs

  1. jnsr96

    jnsr96 Member

    Hi just wondering if anyone has any ideas on people "sampling" rubs/ sauces at shows...It seems unsanitary to just pass around open bottles... I read the other post about spice bags, but I'm not looking for give aways.. .just a way for people to "smell/taste" them at a show. Thanks!
    Aug 10, 2009
  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

    I know people have used a daily/weekly pill organizer to store a teaspoon or two in. Then pass that around to smell them.
  3. Gina M

    Gina M Veteran Member Gold Member

    Good idea! Or you could use your prep bowls and just put a dash into one and pass that around as well.
    Aug 10, 2009
  4. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

    I just pass around the open bottles in the Grill Basket and invite people to open them up and sniff them. I sometimes say they are welcome to sprinkle some in their hand to taste, but I haven't noticed many take me up on that.
    Aug 10, 2009
  5. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    When they have new Sweet Sprinkles I hand the bottle around and suggest they sprinkle a bit in their hands to give it a taste. Most do.

    I sit all of the other spices out and let people know where they are. I suggest they sniff them if they're curious.
    Aug 11, 2009
  6. pampered2007

    pampered2007 Member

    Make some samples of the bread dipping seasonings in the Bamboo Snack Bowls and Bamboo Cracker Tray with homemade bread and the Beaded Spreader. People love how pretty it looks. You could also pour some Spicy Pineapple-Rum Sauce over cream cheese and serve with crackers. As far as sampling of the rubs...maybe just use one of them in the recipe that your making. Like use the Smoky BBQ Rub to make the 10 minute BBQ Pork Tenderloin and serve it as sandwiches or add to a salad salad. They will love the taste of rub and once they see how easy the recipe is to make, that alone will help sell the BBQ rub....and the DCB! Good luck!
    Aug 11, 2009
  7. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Legacy Member Gold Member

    I found the coolest thing at Michael's (a craft store in our area). It is called a bead storage system. It is a clear plastic box (maybe 6" x 4" x 2") that contains 24 smaller boxes -- kind of like little TicTac boxes. The lids on the smaller boxes come all the way out (for inserting your beads, or in my case spices) and then there is a little flap (like the TicTac box) that flips up. I was going to go out looking for a pill box to display spices, rubs and oil dipping seasonings when I came across this. It is PERFECT for what I wanted -- I didn't plan to highlight the sprinkles -- and we have exactly 24 of the other items. I'm going to make stickers for the inner boxes (I think the 80 to a page labels will fit) and they'll be nice and tidy. The regular price was $4.99 but they are currently on sale for 40% off.
    Aug 12, 2011
  8. fifiplc

    fifiplc Member Gold Member

    I carry my spice rack and set it out so people can sprinkle it in their hand and try it. Men are my best customers! They love to taste and smell it! If I don't bring it, seems like I only sell the spice I'm using. When I carry it with me, they go crazy over it! They don't seem to mind or worry about it being sanitary. But they just sprinkle it in their palm. All I need to bring is my tool turnabout and spice tote, besides what I'm using. It keeps them busy for a long time!
    Aug 15, 2011
  9. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

    Jeanine - would you mind posting a pic of it or even of the label so we can see the manufacturer's name and search for it at our local Michaels stores? Thanks in advance!
    Aug 15, 2011
  10. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Legacy Member Gold Member


    Okay, Carolyn, we'll see if this works.
    Aug 15, 2011
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