Schwartz Black Peppercorns Twist & Taste Mill (35g) 2 for £2 (usual price £2.70 each) @ Sainsbury's
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Schwartz Black Peppercorns Twist & Taste Mill (35g) 2 for £2 (usual price £2.70 each) @ Sainsbury's

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Found 6th Feb 2012
Great price for a quality black peppercorns with a grinder. I always use freshly ground pepper and this is much cheaper than even just refills in sachets.

Found in sainsbury's local and been at this price for at least a week but only now I got the receipt to prove it. All other Schwartz spices are on offer too (2 for £2) so it looks like a national deal.

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Good price - from someone who uses them.

Original Poster

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Good deal....have some heat!

Schwartz spices are a complete rip-off.

Black peppercorns cost about £11 a kilo and can be bought in bulk from Asian supermarkets. Look out for the TRS Brand. If you don't need that many then 100g pack should set you back around £1.60 (i.e. £16 a kilo).

Buy Schwartz and you are paying £2 for 70g. That's £28.57 a kilo. This is not a good way to buy spices unless you live on your own and only use the tiniest amounts.

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bigsky

Schwartz spices are a complete rip-off.Black peppercorns cost about £11 a … Schwartz spices are a complete rip-off.Black peppercorns cost about £11 a kilo and can be bought in bulk from Asian supermarkets. Look out for the TRS Brand. If you don't need that many then 100g pack should set you back around £1.60 (i.e. £16 a kilo).Buy Schwartz and you are paying £2 for 70g. That's £28.57 a kilo. This is not a good way to buy spices unless you live on your own and only use the tiniest amounts.



are the "deals" you are referring to also come with a mill/grinder or would it have to be purchased separately? if so, then such comparison is rather dumb.

Furthermore, even if you can buy peppercorns at these prices (you didn't supply any proof) at Asian supermarkets, I would still prefer to buy from a trusted source. Here is just one of the articles about victims of salmonella outbreak caused by ground pepper from Asia.

I only use pepper from a mill/grinder and have one which is refillable but at this price it was cheaper to purchase it than just refills.

Edited by: "dundalk" 6th Feb 2012

Cracking price... (sorry).

Definately at a price not to be sneezed at

Store pacific as not in my Derby stores just full price.
Edited by: "copystuff" 6th Feb 2012

copystuff

Store pacific as not in my Derby stores just full price.



The Pacific has a Sainsbury's! Whereabouts?

Serious mode - Agree with the above about price though, most supermarkets now have a 'World foods' section where you can buy spices (inc peppercorns) for a fraction of the Schwartz prices. Buy this deal and refill with cheap peppercorns later.

Edited by: "chris197" 6th Feb 2012

chris197

The Pacific has a Sainsbury's! Whereabouts?Serious mode - Agree with the … The Pacific has a Sainsbury's! Whereabouts?Serious mode - Agree with the above about price though, most supermarkets now have a 'World foods' section where you can buy spices (inc peppercorns) for a fraction of the Schwartz prices. Buy this deal and refill with cheap peppercorns later.



I'll like to see you refill these, they are impossible to open

I'll like to see you refill these, they are impossible to open



I have refilled these (with cheaper peppercorns), its not easy -but it can be done- try looking upon it as a challenge !
(will not describe method as the Elf and Safety brigade will fall on me............)

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morpho

I have refilled these (with cheaper peppercorns), its not easy -but it … I have refilled these (with cheaper peppercorns), its not easy -but it can be done- try looking upon it as a challenge ! (will not describe method as the Elf and Safety brigade will fall on me............)



true, it's not an easy task but possible to do it. I've refilled a different "single use" grinder after a how to do it video on youtube

Pound land and B&M bargains also sell these pepper mills. I get mine from B&M and am sure I paid less than £1 for my last one.

love pepper, and a new pepper mill is needed, so hot form me!

£11 per kilo is actually pretty steep for an asian supplier or scoop shop. £2 gets you 2 100g packs at sweetmart.co.uk (yes, you do need your own grinder). Supermarket spices, particularly the branded ones, are very expensive indeed.

As everyone else says, just go to a bloody asian supermarket

Hot, but disappointedly impossible to re-use these grinders (simply cant open them!!)

Voted Hot .... because not everyone has an Asian Supermarket on their street corner or needs to purchase 1 kilo of peppercorn (that'd take a decade to use in our house ) Cheaper than anywhere else for this product in this size / package !

Will look later today, thanks. I always buy the salt ones as my posh grinders never seem to last that long. My local grocer were selling both salt and pepper grinders for £1 for both! Although they are smaller. like others have said, difficult to refill, the one I did manage to open wouldnt shut properly and I ended up with a very salty dinner!

Hot, I hope it's nation wide.

I've been using one of these for about 3 years now and refilling it with a regular refil. Have ground pepper on almost every meal!

dundalk

are the "deals" you are referring to also come with a mill/grinder or … are the "deals" you are referring to also come with a mill/grinder or would it have to be purchased separately? if so, then such comparison is rather dumb.


I cook a lot so buying 35g of overpriced black pepper in a sealed plastic grinder would be rather dumb for me

YMMV.


dundalk

Furthermore, even if you can buy peppercorns at these prices (you didn't … Furthermore, even if you can buy peppercorns at these prices (you didn't supply any proof)


Proof (as if it was needed): healthysupplies.co.uk/who…tml £10.49 a kilo plus (a reasonable) postage charge, and there are plenty of Asian stores all over the country and larger supermarkets even have a specialist section selling bulk spices these days.


dundalk

I would still prefer to buy from a trusted source. Here is just one of … I would still prefer to buy from a trusted source. Here is just one of the articles about victims of salmonella outbreak caused by ground pepper from Asia.


You are really clutching at straws now! That unusual case of salmonella was for ground white (Chinese) pepper processed in a factory in California. These are whole peppercorns from a recognised worldwide spice distributor.


35g of black peppercorns is worth about 37p. That's what they cost me to buy. Schwartz spices have always been a rip-off.

Co-op do this all day long @ 99p its a plastic grinder, but you just bin it when done

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dundalk

are the "deals" you are referring to also come with a mill/grinder or … are the "deals" you are referring to also come with a mill/grinder or would it have to be purchased separately? if so, then such comparison is rather dumb.

dundalk

Furthermore, even if you can buy peppercorns at these prices (you didn't … Furthermore, even if you can buy peppercorns at these prices (you didn't supply any proof)

dundalk

I would still prefer to buy from a trusted source. Here is just one of … I would still prefer to buy from a trusted source. Here is just one of the articles about victims of salmonella outbreak caused by ground pepper from Asia.



not everybody needs to buy such large quantities of black pepper. If you do, then go on and continue to buy it there. 35g of black peppercorns is not worth 37p, unless it is bought in large quantities, which not everybody needs. a tshirt is worth around 30-50p if you buy it in large quantities, 1000-5000 pieces but you still pay much more because you do not need so many. it is a simple logic. so voting cold only because a similar item can be bought cheaper in a large quantity is really dumb. This is a deal forum - show me where you can get this item cheaper?

also, these were not the only cases of poisoning by asian pepper, just google it yoursefl. And it was black pepper too as well as salami contaminated by black pepper. Schwartz pepper might also originate from asia (i don't know this) but as a reputable company, they're more trustful then people selling on asian supermarkets and I am willing to pay more than on asian supermarkets. I think that £2.70 for 35g is way too much, but at £1 with a grinder it is really a good deal.

In an age of recycling and over packaging why are companies allowed to sell single use grinders like this?
The Schwartz single use Garlic Mill is another annoying one.

Original Poster

X10

In an age of recycling and over packaging why are companies allowed to … In an age of recycling and over packaging why are companies allowed to sell single use grinders like this?The Schwartz single use Garlic Mill is another annoying one.



I prefer multi use items too, but you can refill this grinder. there are videos on youtube on how to do it.

Not nationwide. Haywards Heath is £2.79 each. No offer.

camilesno1

Not nationwide. Haywards Heath is £2.79 each. No offer.



ditto - scanned at full price in Redhill, too
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