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Herbs, Spices and Blends You Need on Your Spice Rack Right Now

Let’s face it—sometimes, you’re not in the mood to cook. Sometimes, the prospect of your fridge and pantry leave your mind buzzing:

“I don’t feel like having chicken, again.”

“None of that looks interesting.”

“Why is there never anything to cook in this house?”

And cooking during the holidays is no exception. To be honest, it might very well be worse.

The holidays are the busiest time of the year for most folks, and with the abundance of work and party planning comes a lack of time, energy, and inspiration. But, we are here to remind you that your hope of making and enjoying a delicious meal is not lost.

At Colonel De, we specialize in the game changer of meals: flavor. With flavor, that plain chicken sitting in your freezer suddenly has a kick of energy coming its way. With flavor, those boring Tuesday tacos have fiesta written all over them. With flavor, that burger you’re going to reheat for lunch has the exact punch of heat that will make your work day more bearable.

Without flavor, food gets boring. Period.

This holiday season, turn up the flavor and beef up your spice rack with these fantastic Colonel De spices, herbs and blends. 

Mild Spices that Have Our Taste Buds’ Attention

Now, not every spice needs to make you sweat. We have a collection of mild spices that add flavor without heat. These blends and spices can be used to enhance any of your family favorites from burgers, to fish, to steak night, to your next comfort meal at home.

Where’s the Beef

Best when paired with: homemade burgers, grilled steak, and even chicken (if you’re feeling particularly adventurous). 

Flavor Highlights:

  • garlic
  • paprika
  • onion
  • cocoa
  • cayenne
  • cumin
  • anise
  • turmeric
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • brown sugar

Beat the winter blues. This spice blend of summertime favorites will help you forget about the driveway that needs shoveling, the sidewalks that need salting, the chores that are waiting for you, and give you the kick of flavor that will completely consume your taste buds—and have you savoring every single bite.

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Bada Bing Blend

Best when paired with: garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, lasagna, meatballs, or your Italian grandma’s famous pasta recipe.

Flavor Highlights:

  • garlic
  • onion
  • tomato
  • sea salt
  • oregano
  • basil

This blend of spices is not only a taste of Italy, but it’s where comfort food comes to play. If you ever wondered what food with an attitude tastes like, just add a dash of this spice blend and bada bing! You got food with flavor and personality to boot.

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Herbs De Provence

Best when paired with: soups and Stews and Purée (oh my!)

Flavor Highlights:

  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • savory
  • fennel seed
  • basil
  • lavender
  • marjoram

This spice blend is all about the aromatics. Food should be enjoyed on more than one level: it’s about the smell, the texture and the taste coming together. The moment you add this blend to your next meal, you’ll get a taste of rustic France and its titillating, savory flavor.

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Medium Heat: Spices that are Just Right  

Remove the worry of cooking bland food, and add a touch of personality to every bite. Our medium heat spice blends are perfect for meals that need that “something special.” 

Dukka

Best when paired with: chicken or pork (or fish if you want to be adventurous).

Flavor Highlights:

  • sesame
  • kosher salt
  • cumin
  • black pepper
  • smoked paprika

This blend is perfect for the aspiring world traveler with the heart of a homebody. The flavorful Egyptian spices of this blend can take your standard chicken dinner and transform it into an exotic adventure of the pallet.

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Colonel’s Smokey Rub

Best when paired with: everything. It’s a fan favorite.

Flavor Highlights:

  • captured hickory and mesquite smoke
  • garlic
  • onion flakes
  • chili
  • paprika
  • sugar
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • onion

If you’re looking for that down-south style smoky flavor, look no further. Whether it’s used in grilling or paired with cream cheese or butter to create a flavorful spread, Colonel’s Smokey Rub is a standard for all flavor lovers.

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Cowboy Rub

Best when paired with: slow-cooked beef, brisket, baby-back ribs, chili, or burgers.

Flavor Highlights:

  • chili
  • garlic
  • onion
  • cilantro
  • cumin
  • oregano
  • cayenne
  • basil
  • cinnamon
  • cloves

Unlock your inner cowboy with this highly flavorful rub that goes perfect with your meat of choice.

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Some Just Like It Hot: Spices with a Kick

No wimps allowed, here. These spices, herbs and mixes are for the daredevil or flavor junkie in all of us.

Inferno

Best when paired with: almost anything. Just not ice cream. 

Flavor Highlights:

  • sea salt
  • garlic
  • cayenne
  • onion
  • black pepper
  • jalapeno
  • habanero
  • paprika

Even Dante, the master poet, could not put into words how hot and exciting this mix is. This blend is made for the true adventurer in your family and can make any meal an exciting test of will and flavor (it’s that hot).

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Ouch! That’s Salt

Best when paired with: Any dish in need of a kick.

Flavor Highlights:

  • sea salt
  • habanero chili pepper

It’s salt, with an attitude. This simple but highly effective blend will add that super-powered kick your dish, and then some.

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Apocalypse

Best when paired with: buffalo wings, if you’re brave enough. 

Flavor Highlights:

  • sea salt
  • garlic
  • cayenne
  • habanero
  • black pepper
  • onion
  • smoked paprika
  • jalapeño
  • booda aadmi
  • bhut jolokia (ghost chili)

This is our hottest blend available. Not for the weak at heart or of will. It should probably come with a release form, if we’re being completely honest. Use it to make your plain dishes into something out of this world.

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Choose Your Flavors: Colonel De Has Them All

No matter the heat level or flavor combinations you prefer, we pride ourselves at Colonel De on the sheer magnitude of flavors you have when you browse our gourmet spices, herbs and spice blends. Take a look around our online store or get to know some recipes in our spice university and see how adding flavor to your meal and your life is as easy as the click of a button. 

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