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I rarely have criticisms of Aldi…

(And this one isn’t terribly serious anyway. It’s about packaging colors!)

But here it is.

Due to this packaging, I feel certain that I am going to sprinkle cumin in my morning oatmeal by accident one day.


To be fair, they are ever so slightly different shades of brown, but when you’re grabbing one out of the cabinet in a hurry, nuances like that are easy to miss.

I’ve caught myself in the nick of time on more than one occasion, actually, and it’s a good thing because I really don’t think I could make my way through a bowl of cumin oatmeal.

You know what just occurred to me? I should save a differently colored lid from another sweet spice jar, like a red one, and use that on the cinnamon.

Why did I not think of that until now??

I suppose this blog post is a bit pointless now, but I’m going to publish it anyway, since it’s all written up and everything. 😉

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Emily M

Sunday 26th of January 2014

Ha, just seeing this now! Yes, I have this struggle on a regular basis, ha!

Brenda B

Sunday 16th of June 2013

I did that! I mistook cumin for the cinnamon! I can't remember now what the dish was but was able to scoop most of it out and it was salvageable, lol.


Saturday 18th of May 2013

Oh yes, I did it. I made my poor daughter "cumin" toast instead of cinnamon toast. She was definitely a little more than surprised.


Saturday 18th of May 2013

MY mom used to have her spices alphabetized and once they got mixed up and we had cloves in some spaghetti instead of chilli powder. Not good.

And I used to have my dishwashing liquid in a fancy "olive oil esq" bottle on the counter till my new husband thought it was olive oil and ruined an entire beef tenderloin roast with his mistake!


Saturday 18th of May 2013

Ohhh, that's so sad! It wouldn't have been so distressing if he'd ruined, say, a bunch of roasted carrots. At least they're cheaper! =P


Friday 17th of May 2013

A friend of mine did the same thing! Curse you, cumin!

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