I'm a sucker for cute packaging!

United States
February 18, 2017 11:23am CST
A few days ago, we went to Sprouts and instead of buying dried seasoning from the bulk section, my boyfriend suggested that we build up our spice rack. There were a couple of brands to select from. What was the difference between all the brands? - Brand - Store brand vs Brand - Packaging - Plastic or glass? - Quantity - Oz size varies - Price - Price varies - Organic or Non-organic Which one did I select? The cutest packaging (glass) and its nicely labeled on the tin cap, smallest in oz & most expensive but also because it's organic too! In general, I love cute packaging! Is the way something is packaged matter to you? That's one factor I consider into purchasing sometimes (the packaging but not always). Attached are the two seasoning/ingredients we purchased - thyme and parsley.
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@louievill (17116)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
Yes I would always go with old fashioned especially with spice I would go with our traditional McCormick brand. Not so much on packaging but something that I have grown used to thru the years
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• United States
18 Feb 17
We have McCormick brand here too. My parents' have some of that for steak and chicken seasoning.
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@louievill (17116)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby oh yes and they have a lot of different kinds to build a spice rack, not sure if they are orgaic though, but who cares I grew up with them and like the other post the containers are reusable.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@louievill Yes not everything I buy is organic, I just look at the price and if its a little more - I'd buy it but if its double then I typically don't. I just justify it depending. :) And you're right with these being glass they are reusable too!
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@MGjhaud (20799)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
Love the color. Reminds me of my mama, she has several empty jars in her kitchen like that one(minus the labels).
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• United States
18 Feb 17
Heheh I like the packaging colors too :) My parents have a spice cabinet its fun to look!
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@MGjhaud (20799)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
Really? Nice. I've seen a few cute jars online that are cheap. I might have to get some of those one day if i master the art of cooking already haha..
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@MGjhaud I am not a cook at all. :P
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@pammooratan (4691)
• India
18 Feb 17
Yes packaging interact more.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
I love the packaging, its nice. :)
• India
18 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby Yes it is an art .A few people are expert in packaging.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@pammooratan It is the selling point!
@sishy7 (27736)
• Australia
18 Feb 17
I think you made a good purchase!
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• United States
18 Feb 17
Hehe do you like packaging too? Even though we don't cook, I like cuteness
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@sishy7 (27736)
• Australia
19 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby Yeah, I don't cook but I like to organize the kitchen making everything easy for my husband when he cooks, including the spice rack...
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• United States
19 Feb 17
@sishy7 Aww very sweet :) Heheh I like to organize too!
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
23 Feb
I am not usually attracted by the packaging.
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• United States
23 Feb
How about your wife? :)
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@Madshadi (7875)
• Brussels, Belgium
23 Feb
@infatuatedbby That's another story
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• United States
23 Feb
@Madshadi Hahah so I am sure she can relate. :)
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• United States
18 Feb 17
It matters sometimes. I've bought those spices before and reused the bottles because I love the shape of them. Some places sell the empty bottles by themselves so you can repackage bulk spices. They aren't as cute as those, though.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
I'll for sure be reusing these! And maybe spilt the seasonings of the full size maybe Fromm costco between my sister and my parents :)
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby That's kind of the way you have to do it, unless you happen to be running a restaurant. Those packages are so huge! The only one we end up keeping for ourselves is the sweet basil we buy at Sam's Club. It's super cheap there, which is good because we use it for a ton of different recipes.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@owlandbutterfly Yes the ones at Costco are huge! But if I share it among everyone, it wont go to a waste. Price wise bulk at Costco / Sam's Club isn't bad just too much ehehe
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@zarlamain (24146)
• United States
18 Feb 17
They are very cute! I buy my spices from ethnic grocery stores. They are imported from certain countries and very healthy.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
That is wonderful! Hopefully I will add more.
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@zarlamain (24146)
• United States
18 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby Yes! I hope so!
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• United States
18 Feb 17
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@teamfreak16 (37827)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Feb 17
I've bought CD's by bands I've never heard of just because I liked the cover! Seriously.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
Hehehe so we sometimes judge products by the cover. :)
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@teamfreak16 (37827)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby - You'd be surprised how many times it's worked for me.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
@teamfreak16 Yes it works definitely, me too!
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@DianneN (66300)
• United States
18 Feb 17
I bought my own cute spice jars from Williams Sonoma and fill them with organic spices and herbs. I usually use fresh herbs from my garden.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
I bet they're pretty! My boyfriends mom has some spices we use but I haven't thought about putting them in containers. We have rosemary, chives, and some other ones in Vietnamese that I don't know the translation to. :)
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@DianneN (66300)
• United States
18 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby Mine are all round glass with stainless caps. I grow rosemary, chives, parsley, and sometimes basil. I love snipping, then using the herbs when cooking.
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• United States
18 Feb 17
@DianneN Fresh is even better and the aroma is wonderful!
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@Tampa_girl7 (22599)
• United States
25 Feb
They are packaged cute.
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• United States
25 Feb
Yes and once I am done, I can reuse them :)
@Fishmomma (11562)
• United States
24 Feb
I have these glass jars in my spice rack that people can see when you walk into my kitchen. My jars can be refilled, so saving the environment.
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• United States
24 Feb
I will refill mine when I am finished. :)
@amandajay (18084)
• Sri Lanka
19 Feb 17
Wow.. Those are really nice.. I also like glass and ceramic jars and bottles
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• United States
19 Feb 17
Me too I am huge fan of those types or any little cute containers too.
@celticeagle (115471)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 17
I need to replenish my Spike. I ran out. I love the stuff and can't find it at the store here close.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
I never tried spike before :)
• Philippines
18 Feb 17
Oh yeah it's cute! I think you can also make that as a picture frame later on. Just put some cute pebbles inside and your picture. It will look cute, I saw that in a television show.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
With jars you can do that too!
@Corbin5 (88709)
• United States
18 Feb 17
That packaging is cute!! When done right, cute packaging will be a seller for many.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
Yes, I am all about packaging sometimes. :)
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• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Feb 17
Sometimes the packaging is a decisive factor...especially if it is attractive. But if I am budgeting it's the least of my consideration. For example, ketchup. I buy them in the plastic bags and then when I go home, I squeeze them out in my bottle. Saves lots of money. Grocery here is seriously expensive.2,000 to 4,000 per month. Can't be ashamed if you want to survive.
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• United States
19 Feb 17
Yes, packaging sometimes is my decision on whether which to buy! As for ketchup, I usually save them from fast foods. :)
@LadyDuck (130923)
• Switzerland
19 Feb 17
I never buy plastic packages, they release chemicals and I do not like this. I keep the glass jars, I use them to store my dired thyme, rosemary and sage. I never use dried parsley, only fresh.