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PEPPER REVIEWS

"My world has changed since I started using their amazing spices."
– Lena's Kitchen Blog, Lenaskitchenblog.com, award-winning national food blogger 

"The Reluctant Trading Experiment imports truly the finest Tellicherry Peppercorns we have ever seen. The flavor and fragrance is comparable to the complex notes of a fine aged wine."
– Ava Gene's Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Named the #5 Best New Restaurant in the USA by Bon Appetit in 2013

“Plain and simple, these are the best peppercorns you’ll ever have and the pure, flaky, Icelandic Flake Sea Salt was just as impressive.”
– Absolute Travel, from The Absolute Holiday Guide: 13 Gifts You Will Feel Good Giving That You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

“Insane! Four times the taste of normal pepper!”
– Executive Chef Todd Stein, Two Urban Licks Atlanta

“Although our spice collection ranks among our most prized possessions, it had never included top-notch black pepper…Now, we’re hooked on (Reluctant) Tellicherry.”
– Heather Sperling, Editor, Tasting Table Chicago

“I tried the pepper for the first time last night and was worried it wouldn’t live up to the hype. I’m happy to say that it did! Fresh and flavorful, it was terrific.”
– Bob Godnik

“Got the pepper — used the pepper, gave it as gifts and; LOVE the pepper!”
– Gayle Bradley Jan

“I brought your peppercorns home with me to my family in NC. They are very fond of cooking. Their verdict was that your peppercorns were the best they have EVER had.”
– Ryan Fleming

“Holy smokes, this stuff is really good. It’s just got so much more character and flavor than my normal pepper.”
– Terry Hackett

“We are using the pepper on everything except corn flakes!”
– Randy Knotts

“This is the only peppercorn that will be going on my food.”
– Stacey Burkland

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SEA SALT REVIEWS

“It’s now being used at our restaurant. This is one of the finest sea salts.”
– Executive Chef Todd Stein, Two Urban Licks Atlanta

“It’s booted our former go-to garnishing salt off the counter.”
– Heather Sperling, Editor, Tasting Table Chicago

“My cooking has never tasted so good. This is the BEST salt EVER. Order it and you’ll never go back to regular again.” 
– Jennifer Zeidler

“Wonderful and savory. Great complement to the pepper. Really perks things up. High quality spices that make all the difference.” – Stacey Burkland

“This stuff rocks!” – Chris Ferguson, Owner Bees Knees Food Co.

“Plain and simple, these are the best peppercorns you’ll ever have and the pure, flaky, Icelandic Flake Sea Salt was just as impressive.”
– Absolute Travel, from The Absolute Holiday Guide: 13 Gifts You Will Feel Good Giving That You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

“Love the coarse, crunchy, mineral texture.”
– Janet Fitzpatrick

“I’ve never tasted sea salt with such a clean finish. It’s so good, I sometimes catch myself eating it plain like rock candy.” 
– Bill Eastburn

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LETTER FROM A CUSTOMER

Mr. Eirinberg,

A few days ago I ordered a small bag of telicherry pepper from your company. I had seen the Reluctant Trading video from a reddit link and was charmed sufficiently to send some money your way.

I did not expect the pepper to be particularly special. Face it; everyone has a hook made of exaggerations these days. I figured that the pepper would be about the same quality as the overpriced blended peppercorns I usually employ to be pretentious about steak. I did however enjoy the video and the whole air of mild adventure that your company exudes. I bought the pepper. I forgot immediately about the pepper.

Ten minutes ago I checked my mailbox.

Five minutes ago I took a small pair of pliers and crushed one of your peppercorns.

Scott, you win. I take back all of my reservations about allegedly fancy pepper from India. You were right. Divakar was bang on the money. This stuff is incredible. Five hundred years ago wars would have been fought over it. I put a bit on my tongue and now I am worried that putting food on my pepper will ruin the telicherry flavor.

I will be ordering regularly.

All the best,

Ian 

 

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