Balanced Bites Spices #BBSPICES - FAQs

Balanced Bites Spices Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, Balanced Bites Spices, Bites I Love, FAQs 23 Comments

Balanced Bites Spices are officially back in stock!

I definitely didn't intend on having a lapse in inventory for these, but you all loved them so much when I had a “beta” round, that they went faster than I expected.

Then, my new batch took a bit longer than I had hoped for the return, but I'm super excited to say they're finally here and ready for you!

Ready to spice up your kitchen and make meals so much easier? Balanced Bites Spices are here for you.

If you've been cooking with spice blends from Practical Paleo or The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide and you're feeling totally O-V-E-R-I-T with blending them yourself, going to multiple stores for all of the ingredients and having random leftover jars, this is for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Balanced Bites Spices:

Where can I order?

Right now they're sold exclusively through Kasandrinos.com. If we begin to sell them elsewhere, we'll announce it through the @balancedbites Instagram account as well as here on the blog.

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Are they sold in packs or bundles?

Yes, they are available in packs of 4 (listed below) or a set of all 12!

GRILLIN' & CHILLIN' PACK: COFFEE BBQ, DINER, TACO & FAJITA, and SMOKY

Balanced Bites Spices #BBSPICES | Grillin' & Chillin' Pack

AROUND THE WORLD PACK: GREEK, ITALIAN, SAVORY, TEX MEX

Balanced Bites Spices #BBSPICES | Around the World' Pack

EVERYDAY FAVORITES PACK: RANCH, SUPER GARLIC, BAGEL, and TRIFECTA

Balanced Bites Spices #BBSPICES | Everyday Favorites Pack

SPICE RACK PACK: COFFEE BBQ, DINER, SMOKY, TACO & FAJITA, TEX MEX, ITALIAN, SAVORY,GREEK, RANCH, SUPER GARLIC, BAGEL, and TRIFECTA.

Balanced Bites Spices #BBSPICES | Spice Rack Pack

Can I create a custom bundle/pack?

At this time, only the pre-designated packs are available at the bundle price.

Can you recommend a spice rack that will fit these awesomely large-sized bottles?

Yes! This is the spice rack I have and love! (Pictured behind me below.) It holds all 12 of the spices, plus has room for a few other goodies like a couple of jars of ghee or some extra sea salt or stored bacon fat. I leave it on the countertop next to the stove for easy-access while cooking.

Can I buy single spice blend bottles?

Yes. Of course, the price per bottle is lower when you buy in a bundle.

Are any blends 21-Day Sugar Detox friendly?

11 of the blends are #21DSD!:
DINER
SMOKY,
TACO & FAJITA
TEX MEX
ITALIAN
SAVORY
GREEK
RANCH
SUPER GARLIC
BAGEL
TRIFECTA.

COFFEE BBQ is great for after your detox! 

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Are any blends nightshade-free?

8 of the blends are nightshade-free:
TEX MEX (NEW! a nightshade-free taco blend)
GREEK
ITALIAN
SAVORY
RANCH
SUPER GARLIC
BAGEL
TRIFECTA

4 of the blends contain nightshades (notice that the color of the labels of all that include nightshades are warm colors versus cool to indicate the ‘warmth' that nightshades lend to the blends:
COFFEE BBQ
DINER
TACO & FAJITA
SMOKY

Are any blends FODMAP-free or low FODMAP?

No, all of the blends contain either garlic or onion and most often both onion and garlic. If you'd like to try the blends without FODMAPs, you can check out Practical Paleo 2nd edition and The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide for some recipes of my spice blends you can make on your own at home!

Are there salt free blends?

No, all of the blends contain sea salt.

Are they certified organic?

Yes.

Are they certified gluten-free?

No. The facility where the blends are mixed and packed does not work with any gluten-containing ingredients, however it is not yet a certified gluten-free facility. We are working to get this certification as soon as possible.

Are they dairy-free?

Yes.

Are they nut-free?

Yes, but the facility where the blends are mixed and packed does also handle nuts, so if you have an extreme allergy please take caution. I have an oral allergy to most tree nuts, and have never had any issues with the blends triggering my allergy.

Where do they ship?

The blends ship worldwide including to military locations via Kasandrinos.com

Is there information about which blends taste good with which foods?

Yes! Right on the side of each label there are different icons for various animals and plants  you might want to season with the blends: eggs, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, veggies, and potatoes! If the icon is a paler shade of white, then it's not ideal with that blend, but most of the blends taste great with almost anything, so you'll see the icons in a white outline right on the label.

Stay tuned as well, because we'll be sharing lots more recipes everywhere for you to use with the blends.

What is the shelf life of the blends?

Balanced Bites Spices are packed in small batches and are air-sealed for freshness under the cap. Unopened, they will remain fresh for up to a year. Opened, they will remain fresh for many months, however the potency of the spices may deteriorate at the same rate any other spices would! The blends will not go bad or rancid, they'll simply not taste as fresh or potent.

The two blends that I would recommend using more quickly due to some trace amounts of oils in the ingredients are the COFFEE BBQ (since it includes ground coffee which has naturally occurring oils) and BAGEL blend (since it includes sesame seeds). If you are concerned about not using them quickly enough or if you live in a very hot climate, you are welcome to store these two blends in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.

My recommended shelf-life is 6 months. If you find you have a lot of one blend that you want to use up, simply season up some dip, or a whole chicken, a pot of chili, or try to be a bit more generous when seasoning your food on a daily basis! I use the “wide open”/ spoon side to shake spices onto our food. You'll pack more nutrients into your food this way, and you'll boost the flavor.

Don't be overly sparing with your spices – use and enjoy them! 

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Balanced Bites Spices #BBSPICES - FAQs

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      For 19.99 you are shipping an entire case of LARGE glass bottles of spices. If you don’t want to pay what it costs to send such a heavy case of spices, I totally get it. But it is what it is. This stuff isn’t cheap to send, and unless you’re Amazon or a big company, you can’t get reduced shipping rates. Nature of the beast.

  1. Good morning! I attempted to purchase the spice rack set of 12 and it’s telling me to select another option as the texmex blend is not available. When will it be available? I’ll wait to order when I can get all of them or maybe I can get the set and have the texmex sent when it becomes available? Please let me know! Thanks and have a great day.

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  2. My son has Crohns and is in the Specific Carbohydrate Diet – he can not have any fillers, starches, corn, or food additives in his spices- only 100% spices. Do you use any of these addiribes in your products?

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  11. I presume that these are not certified kosher. Have you considered contacting an organization like the OU or OK Laboratories to get kosher certification and open up your market even more? Many of us follow a (mostly) Paleo diet. I have Practical Paleo here at home, and I use it all the time. Thanks so much!

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  15. Hi! My mom is overly dependent on a big brand seasoned pepper. Which balanced bites blend might take that place of a seasoned pepper? I’d love to show her the light of organic and higher quality blends!

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