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Since January, we’ve been collecting photo entries for our Pinch Spice Awards. Thank you to everyone who entered – we’ve loved seeing all your spices and art!
Below find the winners for each category. First place winners in each category won a $100 gift card for our organic spices, and runners up won $35 Pinch gift certificates.
Award Category Winners
The Most Organized Spice Cabinet
First Place Winner: Rick B. from Ocean View, Delaware
What a gorgeous view, Rick!
Runners Up… There were three that we were really struggling to decide, we decided it’s a three-way tie!
Meghan D. from Louisville Kentucky
The magnet approach with glass jars on the side of cabinet is super cute!
Lisa D. from Sugar Hill Georgia
Love the door overhang for the bulk spice bags!
This is brilliant and looks really nice!
Best Hot Mess Spice Cabinet
First Place Winner: Maria A. E. from Rio Grande City, Texas
Sometimes spices just get shoved in the corner, but they look well used!
Runner Up: Noel R. from Sunnyvale California
Noel says this is “what I call my ‘Tower of Power’ 🙂 It’s a little messy but I know where everything is and my kitchen is small!”
Best of Old Spices in the Cabinet
First Place Winner: Palma L. from Greenwood, CA
Ok… this was a surprise and such a treat! Palma’s oldest spice is in a round tin box used by the cook of a wagon train across the USA to Gold Country in California, where gold was first discovered in 1848… 1848!
Runner Up (TIE): Scott S. from Allegan, Michigan
Scott says “As far as we know this was from mid century, otherwise known as the ’70s!!!”… Wowee! What a gem.
Runner Up (TIE) : Lenore S. from Louisville KY
We just love this story Lenore shared with us. What a special set of spices…. “Got these from my mom in the late ’70s! The measuring cup is 49 years old from the days when little girls had a hope chest. I keep the herbs for the memories. The cup gets used at least once a week.” -Lenore
Best Spicy Art
First Place Winner: Palma L. from Greenwood California
After taking home the award for the oldest spice award, the very talented Palma wins again with this beautiful, intricate piece! Learn about it in her own words: “My Spice Art is called ‘Seasons of Spices’ and it depicts a tree made from spices through the four seasons. Great to hang in your kitchen or wherever you want the fragrant scents of spices to fill your world. I used poppy seeds, turmeric, black pepper, parsley, minced onions, caraway seeds, chili pepper, lemon pepper, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garam masala, lemon pepper, garlic, cayenne, paprika, and salt to create these seasonal tags.” – Palma
Runner Up: Katherine M. W. from Houston Texas
This one came slapped on our Facebook page with the question “Do we win?” and made us burst out laughing. This was our second – and last spice art entry – but we aren’t saying they won by default at all… We truly appreciate the vibe this one throws at us.
Congrats to all the winners!
Now, For A Celebratory Song and the World’s Best/Worst (First?) Spice Song Parody…
Here’s a little something fun for you. This got in our head as we were packing up tikka the other day. It just had to come out so we channeled our Weird Al and created this Tikka Masala song… 🙂