I love my new go to salt. Now my peppercorns from India have the perfect mate! The best salt and pepper ever!!
Czech! Czech! Salt or Pepper Mill - Single, 4.5"h
I'll definitely be buying salt and pepper from Reluctant Trading again. Great quality, great company, great story!
Both Products excellent
As a restaurant professional, classically trained chef and just all around food geek, there is no better place to get spices this fresh without hopping on a plane and traveling half way around the world. The Icelandic Flake sea salt is that perfect way to finish a dish to make those flavors pop. Try it on some seared Sea Scallops, you'll thank Scott over and over again!
I bought Tellicherries (Divakar's No. 004), and the cool chemist bottle to keep some by the stove. I admit, I didn't realize what a difference good pepper made when it comes to cooking, or just brightening up a meal. These Tellicherries are amazing! They're smoky and complex and not at all bitter. The price is right, and the service is prompt, courteous, and delivered with a sense of humor. I had an all around positive experience with this purchase. I will definitely buy again, and I'm telling all my foodie friends and locavores to do the same!
I'm fairly new to the fresh peppercorn scene, so I've been trying lots of different brands over the past several months. The Divakar's No. 004 is BY FAR the most aromatic I've tried. The smell is intoxicating. I was kinda worried that the flavor wouldn't stand up to the smell, but I was quickly proven wrong to doubt. It is not as "punchy" as others I've tried, but that's a good thing. It still has a strong and quite complex flavor that complements nicely without overtaking the rest of the dish.
Reluctant Trading's prices are a little bit higher than most of the other varieties that I've been trying, but I have found my peppercorn source. I'll definitely be ordering more. Some things it's ok to buy cheaper, but if you enjoy pepper, this is well worth the extra cost.
I love this tea! Every morning, I get up, turn on the kettle and wait until I can have this delightful tea! I honestly, make sure that I never run out of this tea!
USDA Organic Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns, Divakar's No. 004
Upon receiving the Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns, Divakar's No. 004, Restaurant Variety from Reluctant Trading, I held a double blind head to head comparison between it and the Spicy World Peppercorn (Whole)-Black Tellicherry sold on Amazon, Turns out the reluctant Trader Variety is so much better it was no contest...... WHAT AN AROMA!!!! The Divakar's No. 004, Restaurant Variety runs half again the cost of the Amazon Spicy World, but the difference in flavor and aroma is WELL worth it!
Bollywood Theater Masala Chai Loose Leaf Tea
The freshest tasting spices I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Far better than the named brand models and reasonably priced to boot. This was not my first order and for sure won't be my last.
I have about 15 different types of salt in my cupboard, 4 of them flake salts. Icelandic flake salt is my go to for meats and I recently had to buy extra to give some to my sister because she loved it so much. We had a family gathering and she asked me to bring the Icelandic flake salt because it was so good. Unfortunately I was out, so I brought some Hawaiian flake salt and after the meal she asked me to order her up the Icelandic salt because it was so much better then what I brought. I can not recommend this salt enough, it is the perfect salt. Great company to buy from with fast shipping.
The salt is exceptionally high quality, and the taste is unrivaled.
I've placed two orders so far with The Reluctant Trading Experiment and each time my order arrives quickly and packaged well. I couldn't be happier. The search for great peppercorns is what lead me to TRTE and I was floored after receiving my first shipment. The peppercorns are unbelievably fresh and are of a true Tellicherry variety. These large peppercorns have a softer pepper bite, that allows a beautiful citrus quality come to the forefront. I will be a life long customer.
I will definitely be repurchasing. This is the same ole' pepper you're used to just at a quality you've yet to experience. Amazing, I put pepper in damn near everything now.
Great pepper! Personal note with order was a nice touch. Will be a repeat customer.
Love the looks and it works great!
The flavor and aroma of this pepper are definitely a cut above the standard store products.
As promised, complex fragrance with notes of citrus. Really happy I got my nose on some. Will be back for more soon. Thanks for the olfactory rush!
Fantastic products!Great quality,and at my door promptly!!I have sent friends and family and they feel the same!!
I have to tell the truth I bought this mill set because it was so
good looking in my new kitchen! However they work perfectly grinding
smoothly and the salt and pepper is just the right texture.
I absolutely love and dove them!!
The salt/pepper mills are attractive and perform nicely.
Wonderfully spicy, with no added sweeteners. Great hot or cold!
The best peppercorns ever, so full of flavor.
Great flavor and aroma, very well balanced. Not too hot but the heat is there (not hot pepper heat, > different ball game there). And too make it even better is my new Mini Mill that is easy to use compared to regular store throwaways I have tried to use in the past, not too mention reusable!
I have found the black pepper I was searching for. No more guessing at which one might be the whole enchilada! Will be ordering more in the near future.
Small in size but a pleasure to use. Ordered just one but I see a few more of these in my future. Why?...Crush/Grind is the only way to go!!!
I would like one of the larger mills also but this little mill (not tiny, a little bigger than an average salt/pepper shaker perhaps) is a bargain considering it uses the crush/grind mechanism so I started with this one. So if price is a concern this mill is a no brainer and it holds plenty. Besides, not sure how the wife will react to the large mills so I am breaking this in slowly. 100% satisfied.
I am delighted by my salt and pepper mills I recently purchased. The modern design fits my home very well, and look sleek and well designed. Shipping was fast, and customer service excellent.
This is some amazing pepper! Not to mention, I had more fun with this whole experience than I have had with any other purchase. Ever. Who thought buying a common spice would be such fun? You've got a beautiful website with a wonderful backstory. I even bothered to snoop around your blog, which again is a first for me. I like your style, and really appreciate all the love that you're putting in to the business! Keep it up Scott, looking forward to buying from you again.
Peppercorns are excellent with wonderful fresh aroma. Excellent communication and fast delivery too. Will definitely be a repeat customer.
Second time purchase, finest quality peppercorns once again. Wish you carried more spices, I'd like to do one-stop spice shopping if I could.
I've ordered peppercorns from lots of places. These are smokin'. Wonderful aroma and taste. Kudos to Scott.I'm naming my next foster cat Pepper.
High Quality, Browns beautifully, tastes great
Received my shipment promptly and even got a little handwritten note on the inside, totally made me smile. Was recommended to this company from a friend and will definitely be ordering from here again! The pepper is robust and very flavorful. I use it on EVERYTHING!!!
This pepper is an explosion of flavors in the mouth, far more than one can expect from black pepper. Certainly not what one finds at the supermarket, it makes simple meals more enjoyable than the sum of their ingrediends. Cost v. quantity is the reason for 3 only stars.
These pepper corns are very aromatic with a delicious flavor.
The Icelandic salt is one of the best we have tried. The salt isn't coarse enough for our salt grinder, however we liked it well enough,so we change our deliver technique.
The pepper is amazing! I will buy more soon!
I also putted the name on the menu as description of some dishes. Please come to visit me! Casa lever restaurant!
About every week I make up a batch of tumeric paste. I had been using the organic bulk tumeric powder from my local health food store, but there really is no comparison with Reluctant's exceptional product. It's mellow and deeply colored and so flavorful! And it's organic! Tumeric is such a beneficial root - researchers continue to discover more health benefits. The paste takes about 10 minutes to cook and it goes in almost everything I cook. The ratio is 1C tumeric to 3C water to 3/4-1C virgin coconut oil. Into that goes a little salt, ginger, cardamom, and lots of fresh ground fabulous Reluctant tellicherry pepper. (The piperine in the pepper vastly increases the benefits of the curcumin). B/c piperine dissipates over time, I withhold the pepper and grind it freshly into the pot or pan. This make a divine golden paste. It is such a luxury to have access to Reluctant's superior products. I can't thank you all enough.
I gave up the standard Mccormicks pepper long ago when i realised i was covering my food in it and never really tasting the pepper. I had been using Olde Thompson, it was a decent product,but I knew there was better.
This stuff is what I was looking for. You taste 'nature". Its hard to get away from the factory feeling/taste of today's mass produced homogenized product.
I always wondered why I liked certain brands of beef jerky so much: its the pepper they use!
I bought a lb to keep price low, it will last much longer than I expected. I am very curious about the differences in batches, as weather and fertilizer have effects, I will definitely return when Im running low.
As a collector of tree/plant resins from around the world, I consider this a great addition to my therapeutic regime. I find myself smelling my pepper grinder more often than I burn incense!
Fresh and excellent quality. Love the fragrance of the pepper. Nice packaging. Fast service!
Currently I'm involved in a Gumbo Cook-Off competition, and bought
your Wayanad White Peppercorns to use in my special Creole Spice
Blend. It is exquisite. So good, I'm substituting it for half the
black Tellicherry peppercorns in my recipe. I just blended my spices,
and won't actually do a test batch until Thursday evening. Finger tip
taste of the blend, so far, is excellent!
PS: Your Wayanad white peppercorns were successful at helping us win the
Gumbo Cook-Off. Their deep flavor added to the "Ummami" I was
building, and they kept their heat throughout the 4 hour cook. Very
impressive! I had your pepper on hand in my spice bag, but didn't have
to freshen it, like I have in the past using pre-ground white pepper.
Your pepper really is terrific.
The grinder works very well, you get a nice clean grind at any setting. The porcelain and walnut look great and are also really easy to clean. I bought the smaller one and the size could not be more perfect.
My package was delayed by USPS and I contacted Scott about this. Not only was he prompt and professional, he was also extremely helpful and friendly. The package came very soon after and the products are so beautiful!
Thank you for great products, great service and amazing response time. We will most definitely be returning for more!
Just got them, but so far we love these grinders.
These spices make the best cup of chai! I make a big batch and have what's leftover iced. Love it!
Who knew? Never cared for pepper before. Thought I'd give it a try and BAM! It's super fresh, and gives a new dimension to our repetitive eating habits. Plus look at the pictures on the website. People actually climb really tall trees and hand pick the pods to get at these little black diamonds! Huge fan. Thank you Mr. Scott!!!
I didn't notice much difference between yours and some that cost $13.00 a pound, shipped.
Great consistency, outstanding taste! Love this salt!!