Grocers and Specialty Food & Kitchen Shops


We carry a wide variety of ground chile peppers from around the world.

Your customers appreciate differences in quality and many will pay more for a superior product.  Our consumer brand, “Black River Herbs & Spices,” caters specifically to the discerning consumer.  Each of our bottles is labeled with the type of herb or spice and the origin.  For example, if your customer wants to cook an authentic Italian dish they should be using “Mediterranean Oregano” which is flavorful, warm and balanced with some slight pungent notes.  On the other hand for those customers who want to make an authentic chili con carne, “Mexican Oregano” is the best choice having a bolder and brasher flavor profile.  Mexican oregano pairs well with chili peppers, chili powder and cumin creating a well-rounded flavor profile in bolder and spicier foods.  Greek oregano would be overpowered in this kind of dish.

A really tasty shish kebob should use a Turkish or Greek coriander which is bold with complex flavors and has only minor notes of citrus.  On the other hand, if a customer wants to make chicken korma or a curry dish, an Indian coriander is best because of its citrus forward flavor profile.  Black River Spice & Tea Company can stock your shelves with the right spices for the right dishes.  Offer your customers the choice and they will come back again knowing that you will have exactly what they’re looking for.

New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have many ethnic market places (Syrian, Indian, Chinese, Cuban, Korean etc.) selling uncommon and exotic spices.  Make your store’s herb and spice selections competitive with them by stocking items used by you local ethnic community.  All too often cuisine magazine writers and recipe reviewers tell their readers that they can find the right ingredients for exotic dishes by going to their local ethnic markets because, “that’s where to find the authentic ingredients.”  Why let them do that when they can buy them from you instead?  We discern differences between various origins of a spice and bottle the different kinds so you can cater to the local ethnic communities.  Each variety of a spice is different from one another.  Your customers will appreciate that you stock their preferred variety.  And don’t forget that all of the bottles you buy from us are freshly ground and blended. Here are some examples of the bottled choices available.

Our own “Black River Herbs & Spices” brand.

We provide all of our consumer sized items in 4 oz. glass paragons but we can also package in 7 oz. spice bottles, 2 and 4 oz. tins or in 2 and 4 oz. pouches.  You can sell under our brand  or you can have us private-label under your own brand.  Either way we can be as flexible as you need us to be.  We can package our bottles with flip tops or with grinder caps.

If you prefer pouches we can provide them in white, kraft or an array of metallized colors, with or without a hang hole and with or without a window or see-through backing.  We also can do this for loose teas.

Below are some examples of private labeled products that we’ve made for our customers,  We can customize a label to your specifications and we can add your manufacturer product number (MPN) and/or your product’s universal product code (UPC). If you want to create or add to your line of herbs, spices, or seasonings give us a call for a private label quote.

We also produce a number of barbecue rubs that we sell in tins under our own brand (below) or that we can private-label with your company’s name and logo.  We also co-manufacture and co-package proprietary spice blends and barbecue seasonings / rubs.  We can and do co-manufacture barbecue rub recipes using proprietary formulations for some BBQ restaurants.