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Taste of California

Taste of California


Gustus Vitae

Crafted By: Frankie Scalon + Vanessa Lengies

A delightful composition of savory, zesty, and sweet notes, Taste of California is a rich, flavorful blend of the natural bounty of the region. Dried strawberries lend beautiful color and a lingering sweetness, cilantro, thyme, and tarragon add depth and warm, the natural zest of lemon peel bring a refreshing sharpness, and a light sprinkle of Pacific sea salt binds all the flavors together.

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Apply the Taste of California to fish, chicken, vegetables, and pork dishes prior to cooking, or sprinkle on to fresh salads for vibrant color and complexity of flavor. Taste of California works beautifully as a marinade or sauce too: mix in a generous helping of the blend into a cup of yogurt or coconut cream and savor the rich flavors of the Golden State.

About Gustus Vitae

Gustus Vitae Condiments mission is to share the magic of cooking. The name means "Taste Of Life" in Latin and they're dedicated to getting the spices off the rack and onto your plate. For trying new things. For making food taste specatcular. Gustus Vitae Condiments' team seeks out both local and international ingredients, and accepts only the highest quality. Every spice, salt, and condiment that we sell has been personally inspected for quality, before being handpacked into their unique tins. Unlike most spices and salts available, their products are never irradiated, not treated with EtO (Ethylene Oxide) gas, and at no point are stored or coated with PLA (Polyactic Acid).

Gustus Vitae uses only American-made tin for their packaging, and print their labels on recycled paper. An conscious and sustainable company, proud members of the 1% For The Planet alliance, and active memebrs in their local communities, the company is an ideal artisan producer to be spotlighted on The FareTrade platform. Read more about Frankie and Vanessa in their "All Is Fare In Love + Food" Profile.