Spice Stories

Each product in our portfolio has a deeper story—a story about McCormick’s commitment to our pursuit of pure herbs and spices. This means understanding what makes each individual spice special and essential to any flavor portfolio, as well as protecting the source of our spices through decades-long strategic growing partnerships. We know our spices— now’s your chance to know them too.

OLD BAY Crabs
Spice Story:

OLD BAY

For over 75 years, OLD BAY Seasoning’s distinctive blend of herbs and spices has been a time-honored taste. In the Chesapeake Bay area, it’s on dining room tables, nestled between the salt and pepper shakers. Everywhere else in the US, you can find OLD BAY fans sprinkling the bold blend on just about anything. But OLD BAY is more than tradition – it’s a flavor experience that adds excitement for eaters and a unique zest that transforms a dish from mild to brilliant with a chef‘s touch. 

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Black Pepper
Spice Story:

Black Pepper

Pepper’s tongue-tingling, bold edge pairs well with so many ingredients and flavor profiles that have yet to be explored. Hiding in plain sight for so many years, pepper is finally capturing the spotlight with its up-front bite and lingering spicy sensations.

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Spice Story:

PURE TURMERIC

In the fields where it grows, the turmeric plant hides its brilliant color underground, showing only glossy green leaves and multi-petaled white flowers. But dig up the root, carefully clean and dry it, and you have an extraordinary spice beloved as much for its color as its flavor.

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