Kosher Spices

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Kosher Spices

Our Milwaukee customers in particular may have noticed the symbol on their spices consisting of an outline of Wisconsin containing a "K", indicating kosher certification. However, we are often asked why spices from our Milwaukee store bear a kosher symbol while spices from our other locations do not.

Though the basic principles of kashrut (kosher law) are simple, the interpretation and implementation of these rules can be quite complicated. Fortunately, since vegetable material is generally considered kosher by default, most whole spices can be assumed to be kosher without specific certification*. For the most part, kosher certification for spices means supervision of how the processing is done.

Spice blends and some whole spices do require rabbinical supervision to be considered kosher. For this reason, Rabbi Tuvia Torem visits the Spice House in Milwaukee every few months in order to oversee their operations and certify the products as kosher.

Each Spice House location contains its own processing facilities. Most of our ground spices and all of our spice blends are processed "in house" in the store at which they will be sold. Currently, only the Milwaukee Spice House has its facilities certified by a rabbi. What this means is that, although all of our locations sell "Sunny Spain", only "Sunny Spain" produced in Milwaukee is certified Kosher.

All of the Spice House locations obtain their spices from the same sources, and process spices in much the same ways. The reason that only the Milwaukee Spice House has rabbinical supervision is simple; kosher certification in Wisconsin is much less expensive than certification in Illinois, and the staff in Milwaukee are more familiar with kashrut requirements.

Those customers seeking spices with rabbinical kosher certification should call the Milwaukee Spice House and place orders with them directly. They can be reached at 888-488-0977.

Our Kashrut Certificate can be viewed here.

*It is important to note that, except in our Milwaukee store, our spices may have come into contact with equipment that is not considered kosher.

Popular Kosher Spices

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With Tom and Patty Erd's commitment to quality products and expert sourcing, chefs have trusted this family business for decades. Order online or visit one of our five retail locations to shop for spices.
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Love, Love, Love this store. If you love to cook you must visit. They have a nice array of spices. They hand craft and blend many spices here. The place smells magnificent. Much of the staff is trained in the culinary arts so if you have questions they can answer them for you.

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