The Spice Lab offers over 240 different salts, peppers and spices from around the globe. The product line includes 180 jarred sea salts, award-winning Sea Salt Collections and a selection of spices, peppercorns and spice mixes. It also sells flavored sugars under its The Sugar Lab label. Other offerings include salt plates, stones and lamps, salt cellars, spoons, jars and bath salts.
For Christmas 2009, technology entrepreneur Brett Cramer wanted to share his new-found fascination with gourmet sea salts with his family and friends. Enjoying woodworking as well as being an avid gourmet cook, he handcrafted a wooden base out of scrap lumber to hold test tubes filled with exotic sea salts from around the world. His wife Jennifer, an interior designer, wanted to start a company and thought that Brett’s creation would be an ideal way to enter the gourmet gift business. And that was the start of The Spice Lab.
The Spice Lab website quickly expanded as Brett continued to discover new sources and sea salt varieties from throughout the United States and far off locales. Jennifer’s design background influenced the products and packaging that garnered early market acceptance and ignited sales.
Throughout 2010, the business grew as the company added an array of smoked sea salts and salt collections and became a direct importer. Selling his dot-com business in January 2011, Brett joined Jennifer along with a growing staff to devote their energies full time to building The Spice lab and its retail distribution.
As a young computer store retailer in the 1980s, Brett took pride in offering the widest selection of every possible type of software, often bringing in games from Europe before they could be found in the United States. With that same desire to give his customers the fullest range of products, The Spice Lab now boasts over 180 different salts from 30 countries, the largest selection of sea salts available from a single source.
The company has earned numerous industry awards and accolades for its innovative products and packaging including a Silver sofi Award from the Specialty Food Association, The Gourmet Retailer’s Editors’ Choice Award, Best Packaging in the New Product Showcase at the 2013 Natural Products East Expo and a Promotional Products Association International.
In September 2013, the company moved into a 15,000 square foot building, tripling its space to include two packing lines, a research and development lab and a full showroom. They outgrew their previous space in less than two years and have doubled capacity to stay up with the demand. The Spice Lab, Inc. is a woman-owned business based in Pompano Beach, Florida. The company’s extensive line of sea salts, spices, sugars, seasonings and related products are sold by gourmet and specialty gift shops, major retailers and online through Amazon.com and at http://shop.thespicelab.com
What's in The Sugar Lab
Key West Lime – A tart and tangy sweetness ideal for iced tea, a touch of lime in shortbread cookies and a tasty addition to the graham cracker crust of a key lime pie.
Heavenly Chocolate – Bursting with chocolate flavor, use this sugar to rim a chocolate martini, decorate your favorite cookies or add to a Mexican mole sauce.
Luscious Pomegranate – Create flavorful cocktails and delicious iced tea. This sugar adds the unique and slightly tart taste of pomegranate – without the messy seeds.
Juicy Blueberry – Sprinkle in muffin batter or on oatmeal, French toast, Greek yogurt or even simply buttered bread to add a sweet berry taste.
Island Pineapple – The sweet tropical taste of pineapple makes this sugar a tasty choice for drinks, sprinkled on grilled fruits or to season sweet potatoes.
Peppermint - The fresh, sweet taste of mint makes this sugar a favorite for Christmas baking and to rim the mugs for cocoa or for a flavorful cup of tea any time of the year.
Packaged in 100ml French glass shaker jars, the sugars are available online for $7.95 each or as a set of all six flavors for $34.95