I create my own Seasoning Mixes, but the other day, I needed some allspice, so I could develop a recipe. I was feeling lazy, so I went to a store closer to home rather than Market Basket, or one of my favorite ethnic grocers. They did not have allspice, but the recipe I was creating had all of the flavors of "Jerk" seasoning, so I paid close to $4.00 for BADIA brand Jerk Seasoning.
Let me tell you, it was a mistake. I ended up throwing out the recipe I created and throwing out the entire bottle of seasoning. I tried to find a way to incorporate it into my food, but came up empty. I rely on spices so much with my food, and this just made it disgusting.
I will continue to create my awesome , homemade spice mixtures and this went into the trash.
I felt somewhat guilty, wasting food, but it would be much worse, forcing myself and The Boyfriend to eat dishes prepared with this seasoning. I don't have a pre-mixed Jerk Seasoning, but I have made awesome Jerk Tofu, Tempeh and Seitan in the past... so I KNOW how I like it. I suppose, I will be creating a Jerk Spice Rub in the near future.