Without spices, humans would have nothing to throw over their shoulders for good luck or to hurl out of car windows to remind them how to return home. Forge a flavorful trail with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of spice and seasoning shakers at Southern New England Spice Company in Hadley.
Southern New England Spice Company equips at-home chefs and more than 500 local restaurants with an arsenal of spices and seasonings to add complexity, bite, or sweetness to a variety of culinary endeavors. The spice whisperers mix the delectable dustings on-site, resulting in blends so potent that they drive stale supermarket knockoffs to their garbage-disposal-assisted ends. Punch up a homemade tomato pie with a shake of savory pizza patch seasoning ($5.29), roll grateful balls of cookie dough in aromatic cinnamon sugar ($3.29), or mix up a batch of blistering blue-ribbon chili with fresh cayenne pepper ($5.29). Shoppers can peruse the spice specialists' store walls, jam-packed with shakers of savory, saccharine, and secret recipe seasonings, perfect for stocking their home pantries or powdering their gourmand babies.