I was in the British Virgin Islands in February on vacation (Rough life, I know!) This was my third time visiting the BVI and as such I already had my "routine" of places I regularly visit. One of those places is Sunny Caribbee spice shop on Tortola. (Read more about it here.)
I love the spice mixes, condiments, sweets, kitchen gadgets, artwork and syrups from Sunny Caribbee. There are several Sunny Caribee spice mixes that I use religiously. One of these items is the Down Island Dill spice mix. (Read about my lemon dill coconut bread recipe using Down Island Dill here.) Before my BVI trip, I had used up all of my beloved Down Island Dill spice mix. Although you can order Sunny Caribbee online, I decided to wait to stock up until my trip.
And then the horror struck ... when I arrived on Tortola, I discovered that both the Road Town and Soper's Hole Sunny Caribbee stores were out of Down Island Dill Mix and they weren't sure when it would be back in stock - "maybe a few weeks, maybe a few months" I was told with the typical "Relax, it's island time" attitude.
Well hello, I am an American jacked up with a Type A/Gotta Have It NOW NOW NOW mentality. This island time was not sitting well with me. When I returned to the States, I basically checked the SunnyCaribbee.com website every couple of days like a neglected girlfriend stalking her ex-boyfriend. After 2 months, I gave up. Oh Sunny Caribbee, you have broken my heart.
But then a ray of light ...
Wednesday evening - in what surely was a fit of self-loathing and need to be disappointed, I checked the SunnyCaribbee.com website once more. I typed in the word "dill" in the search field and ...
The angels sang. I wept. The clouds parted.
THERE WAS DOWN ISLAND DILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONCE MORE!
I know this may seem a tad overly dramatic for some dill seasoning, but it is really is that good and I use it on everything.
Also great for yourself or for gifts is Sunny Caribbee's most popular Herb Pepper Blend. I also love their "Bloody Mary Magic" as well as their Passionfruit tea. I also am a huge fan of their spices that come in their own grinders because both the grinders and the tin shakers are refillable. Less waste - reduce, reuse, recycle!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have an online order to place at SunnyCaribbee.com!
P.S. I receive no compensation for writing about SunnyCaribbee.com but any time they want to send me some Ginger Beer Syrup; which is not available on their website. I would gladly accept it!
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Have you tried this dill pickle popcorn seasoning? If you have, please leave me a comment and let me know how it is. I am both intrigued and scared ...