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Paula Deen spices....made in CHINA!!!! (opinion?)

Last post May 10, 2012 7:35 AM by Alliea . 9 replies.


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  • Paula Deen spices....made in CHINA!!!! (opinion?)

    I recently bought some PD spices from Big Lots. When i got home with them, i noticed they were made in CHINA!!!!  As i don't trust any food items from that country, i quickly threw them out. I couldn't believe good ole Paula would outsource that part of her business. Her other things, like beer batter bread and green tomato coating were made in the US...so why not the spices? I am truly disappointed!   Does this bother anyone else?

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    Many spices are IMPORTED.  Not ALL things are grown in this country.  Yes, I agree with you on so many products that come from China that could be substandard, and I'm not thrilled with food from there either.  Too bad you didn't look on the bottle BEFORE purchasing it.  Mandarin oranges are one of my chief complaints...seems they are ALMOST ALL a product of China.

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    Marilyn

  • Re: Paula Deen spices....made in CHINA!!!! (opinion?)

    It bothers me but doesn't surprise me. Seems that these days she'll do anything to make a buck. I used to be a big fan, but no longer. Unless it is an original recipe of hers, anything with her name and/or picture on it amounts to an endorsement. I think she has very little, if anything, to do with the products she has slapped her name and picture on.

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    It does bother me, but as Marilyn said, many spices are imported.

    As for Paula Deen, I once really enjoyed her and her shows, but over time my feelings have wobbled.  Seems all she really is interested in is the ole mighty $$$$.

    Lori 

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  • Re: Paula Deen spices....made in CHINA!!!! (opinion?)

    That, plus she has become so SAPPY with regard to ANY man on her various tv endeavors.  Can't stand her anymore, although I use to be a big fan. Really enjoy her first two cookbooks but that will be the extent of any PD purchases. BTW, you can buy MANY of her products at Big Lots which doesn't say much for how well they went over, does it ???

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    Marilyn

  • Re: Paula Deen spices....made in CHINA!!!! (opinion?)

    All her other products are made in China.  I'm actually more surprised that any of her food products are made in the US.  I do not care for her at all, and she seems, like others here have said, to only be about the money.

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  • Re: Paula Deen spices....made in CHINA!!!! (opinion?)

    I think a majority of spices, no matter the brand or where you buy them, are imported from somewhere because most of them are just not available in the US.  As for Paula, ugh, I'm kind of tired of seeing her & hearing her everywhere!  I like it when I catch an old episode of her original show on Food Network, it's like a totally diff person hosting it!  

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    I bought PD's parsley in Big Lots and saw the product of China on the label. I took it back.

    What's the matter Paula dear we can't grow parsley in the USA?

    I saw a lot of her stuff in Big Lots. That's where a lot of stuff that didn't sell goes. Says it all.

    I see her two sons are getting in on the act. Bunch of money grubbers.

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  • Re: Paula Deen spices....made in CHINA!!!! (opinion?)
    Here is a good article
    about spices and a chart on how to substitute fresh for dehydrated  seasoning
    products
     
     
     

     
    Today, herbs and spices come from all over the
    world. Almost half of
    the spices eaten in the
    United States are in manufactured products such
    as
    sausage, pickles, and baked products.
     
     

     
    Use of Herbs and Spices
    Using herbs and spices in cooking offers the
    chance to prepare
    exotic, gourmet dishes or ethnic
    meals. But they also provide many
    other
    advantages. First, the use of herbs and spices
    offers a way to cut
    calories in cooking. The
    calories in herbs and spices are far less than
    in
    breadings, batters, gravies, sauces, and fried
    foods. Second, using
    herbs and spices can save
    you money if fewer ingredients are needed
    to
    prepare food or if they can be used to “dress up”
    inexpensive foods.
    Third, many people are
    looking for flavors to substitute for salt and/or
    fat.
     
     
     
     
     
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    FRESH OR WHOLE SEASONING DEHYDRATED SEASONINGS
    l/3-cup sliced fresh onion l/4-cup onion flakes
    l/2-teaspoon minced
    fresh garlic l/4-teaspoon instant minced garlic
    1 clove garlic l/8-teaspoon
    garlic powder
    l/2-cup diced fresh pepper l/4-cup Bell pepper
    flakes
    l/2-cup diced fresh celery l/4-cup celery flakes
    l/2-cup diced
    peppers, onion, celery and carrots l/4-cup mixed vegetable flakes
    l/2-to 1
    cup fresh parsley l/4-cup instant parsley flakes
    l/2-to 1 cup chopped fresh
    ginger l/4-teaspoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon or orange
    peel 1 teaspoon dried lemon or orange peel
    or l/2-teaspoon lemon or orange
    extract
    l/4-cup chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon dried mint
    1 whole bay
    leaf 1 teaspoon cracked bay leaf
    DRIED HERBS l/2-teaspoon dried = l/4-teaspoon ground = 2 to 3 teaspoons
    freshly minced
     

     

     
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    Susan-Serving as a Taste Of Home Field Editor since 2009

     

     

  • Re: Paula Deen spices....made in CHINA!!!! (opinion?)

    I was surprised recently  to find that some Henckel knives I had been about to purchase were made in China.

     

    Apparently Henckel does some manufacturing in China and some in Germany, Japan,  Spain. and etc.   I put the knives back . I have been reading more carefully now before I buy. I also saw some Emerill knives from China on the shelf.

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    Susan-Serving as a Taste Of Home Field Editor since 2009