klmwong no need of the larger bags that you can buy from asian supemarkets
Hi there, I have found that some spices from the supermarket own brands are not up to scratch whilst others are fine. The curry powders are generally good as are the herbs. But when it comes to ground ginger/ turmeric and similar I find them sadly lacking.
My local Asian grocer does small packets of these so I am going to suggest you try to source some. I am like you, I have no need for the huge bags. They would go out of date or mouldy before I could use them all. I refuse to pay Schwarz prices. I somehow feel I’m being ripped off as unless I could compare one of theirs with an own brand (not likely as I’m not going to buy one 😄 ) I have no way of knowing if they are worth the premium price.
If it is only curry you are making you could always try some pastes too. There are some very good ones in small jars.