Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of seasonings with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of spices, blends, rubs, teas, and salts at Red Stick Spice Company.
Lauded by 225BatonRouge, Red Stick Spice Company packs its shelves with myriad piquant, food-enhancing seasonings and more. Peruse a selection of spices and sprinkle caraway seeds atop bread dough and potatoes, or slip scent into scones with lavender flowers. A battery of spice blends enables chefs to craft dishes such as pork tenderloin with a coffee BBQ rub and a daring banana split with a mango-chipotle rub. Black truffle and Thai-ginger sea salts, among others, add an air of intrigue when sprinkled into dishes or blown into the air before leaving a dinner party.
A panoply of aromatic teas, such as soothing organic Moroccan mint also populate the store, ready to be enjoyed solo or with friendly mailmen. There is a minimum 1-ounce purchase for spices, and Groupon customers intrigued by the inventory of oils and vinegars receive a 20 percent discount on a same-day purchase of those items.