FAQs

We think our products are pretty self explanatory and easy to use, but you might find the following FAQs useful before you try. If you want to know something we haven’t covered here then please just ask – we always love to hear from you. To get in touch just click here

Q: Are they gluten free?

Yes they are, our meal kits and rubs contain only 100% pure herbs and spices and nothing else.

Q: Where do I add a discount code?

Please add your discount code at checkout.

Q: Can my discount code be applied later?

Sorry the discount code has to be applied at checkout only.

Q: Will my order fit through the letterbox?

Depending on what you buy, your order may come in a jiffy bag or a small/large brown box.  The large brown boxes and some small brown boxes will not fit through all letterboxes therefore someone will need to be in to receive the parcel. If you are not in, then the postman/lady should leave a card so that the parcel can be collected from your local post office. on the odd occasion that they may forget, please try calling at your local post office first before contacting us, just in case!

Q: How quickly will I receive my order?

All orders are usually processed within 1-2 days upon receipt and are then dispatched via Royal Mail 2nd Class.  Standard Delivery normally takes 3-5 days. All orders placed after 12 noon on Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday.

Express Delivery: We also offer express delivery for orders placed before 12 noon for next day delivery. All express orders placed on Friday after 12 noon will be sent out on Monday to be received on Tuesday. (Please note: We do not offer a Saturday delivery service)

Note:

Our business hours are Monday to Friday (9-5pm). 

In the event of busy periods, sometimes orders may take slightly longer depending on stock availability.

Q: Do you deliver outside of the UK?

We regularly send orders all over the world but NOT AUSTRALIA unfortunately due to their customs regulations.

Airmail (standard) - cost automatically calculated at the checkout. Usually delivered within 5 - 10 (working) days for Europe, 7-12 days for Rest of World.

Q: In the event of a promotion for any Free Spice Kit, how do I know whether my Free Kit has been added to my order?

Your Free Kit will be added automatically to your order but will not show up on your checkout basket.

Q: Are your meal kits meal prep friendly?

Yes, our meal kits are easy to use and the preparation is quick - so the cooking process is enjoyable and not laborious!

Q: Do your products contain nuts?

No (and they are produced in an entirely nut and sesame- free production kitchen too - so none of that ‘may contains nuts’ business!)

Q: Why do I have different sachets in each meal kit?

Traditional cooking is all about creating and building layers of taste and texture. This is achieved at different stages of the cooking process, which is why we have created individual sachets of expertly blended (and whole) herbs and spices in each meal kit.

Ready made sauces and quick fix spice mixes are all very well but authentic recipes never add all the ingredients at once, so neither do we!

Q: Why should I buy your meal kits and rubs instead of another brand?

Of course there are lots of great products out there, but we believe ours are perfect if you love to cook real food with authentic flavours. We leave a little bit of the creative flair to you (so you can take the cooking praise), with easy to follow recipes and the guarantee of a delicious meal every time.  

We also genuinely care about sourcing the best ingredients for you and only select AA-Grade herbs and spices from trusted suppliers.

Q: Can I freeze your meal kits?

You cannot freeze the meal kits themselves but you can freeze the finished dishes (subject to the freezing/storage and reheating advice supplied by your freezer manufacturer of course).

Q: How many people does one meal kit serve?

All our meal kits are designed for up to four people to enjoy. Of course, if cooking for less than four, you can save or freeze the leftovers for another delicious day!

Q: Can I divide the meal kit ingredients to cook the recipe on two occasions?

All our recipes have been carefully designed, blended and measured to guarantee a perfect result when cooked up as one meal. It’s best to cook according to our recipe instructions for four people, then freeze the leftovers for another time.

Q: How do your rubs work?

Whether you want to jazz up your meatballs with a sprinkle of 'Italian', create the ultimate tandoori dish at home, impress the neighbours with your barbecue skills or go for a full-blown Moroccan tagine (to name but a few ideas), there's a rub to help you 'make it' every time! Perfect for marinades, basting, soups and sauces, indoor and outdoor grilling, BBQs, roasting, stuffing and (of course) rubbing meat, fish and veggies.

As with everything we make, we promise NO additives, NO preservatives, NO colouring and NO waste with all our rubs.

Q: How should I store meal kits and rubs?

We always recommend that any product with freshly-blended herbs and spices is kept in a dark, cool cupboard and use before the best before date. That way you keep in all the flavour until you need it next.

Q: Are your products organic?

At present they are not but they are very carefully sourced from A-Grade growers known to us, and of the highest quality. We are BRC Accredited which means our sourcing and production methods are to the highest global food standards.

Q: Are your products suitable for vegans?

Absolutely, we have some fantastic recipes for vegans and vegetarians like Chick Pea Curry, Tarka Daal, Aloo Gobi, Bombay Potatoes and Pilau Rice. In fact all our recipes are technically vegetarian as all meat and fish dishes can be easily adapted using your preferred vegetarian ingredients.

Q: Are your products suitable for pregnant women?

We think it's fine to eat our recipes when pregnant (being extra careful that meat and fish is cooked thoroughly) - Our curries could even give you a helping hand when close to labour! If in any doubt always check with your own doctor first as our specialist subject is cooking, not delivering babies!

Q: Where are your products made?

We're very proud that all our meal kits, spice blends and rubs are freshly blended, measured and packed right here in the UK in our family production kitchens. We then dispatch them to you direct from our Leicester HQ.  We source ingredients for these from around the world, only from AA-Grade, trusted suppliers.

Our real fruit chutneys are made especially for us in India because that's where we can source the best mangoes, sweet limes, papayas and spices all year round. We ship them over as soon as they are made, so that they reach you in perfect condition. You can serve our chutneys on the side with any of our recipes, with cheese, meats and in sandwiches. Try mixing with yoghurt or crème fraiche for a delicious dip or dressing!

Q: How healthy are the finished dishes?

Although curries are perceived as being laden with ghee (clarified butter), all our world recipes are healthy as they use very little oil but can be substituted with healthy alternatives too.  The sauces are healthy as they are created using mainly onions and tomatoes. Our meal kits are adaptable for meat, fish or vegetables and we suggest you always serve plenty of fresh vegetables or salad on the side.

Customers following Weight Watchers, Slimming World and other healthy eating plans tell us our meal kits and rubs are really useful, adding real flavour to meal times with flexible recipes.

Q: What happens if my order arrives damaged or faulty?

We aim to satisfy all our customers. In the unlikely event that your product(s) arrive in a damaged/faulty condition please return the product to:

Spicentice,PO BOX 7950, Leicester, LE4 7WY

We will then replace or alternatively refund the cost of the product to you. Always get in touch with us in the first instance because we can usually sort out your problem over the phone, or by email if you send us a photograph of damaged products.

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