Over two thousand years ago an ancient traveler penned a list of the seven most remarkable man-made structures in the world.
At the time, these architectural marvels were considered pinnacles of human creativity and engineering. Collectively, these structures came to be known as The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
To this day, these Seven Wonders continue to embody the best in human ambition and ingenuity.They are still seen as benchmarks of quality that have withstood the test of time.
8th Wonder Foods continues this tradition with a unique and delicious spice blend that is a monument to epicurean excellence.
Perfected over time, 8th Wonder Spice Blend combines 17 natural ingredients, including cocoa and coffee to create a unique, full-bodied seasoning that compliments all foods.
As a rub, 8th Wonder redefines the standard of taste for steak, ribs, chicken and seafood.
As a seasoning, 8th Wonder Spice Blend transforms tacos, chili, soups, sauces and stews into gourmet masterpieces.
No matter how you use it, the unique flavor of 8th Wonder Spice Blend will enhance the taste of all your favorite meals.
Try some 8th Wonder Spice Blend today and create your own legendary taste tradition.
Some Frequently Asked Questions about 8th Wonder
How much 8th Wonder do I use? An average recommended serving size of 8th Wonder is about one full teaspoon but, that may vary according to your taste and how you are using it. If you like big, bold and spicy flavors, use more. If your tastes are more on the mild side, use less. When grilling or blackening with 8th Wonder, I tend to use a lot because some will char and some will fall off into the fire or into the pan. When using 8th Wonder in a Soup, Sauce or Chili, start off using a small amount and adjust the amount as it cooks. If you use only a small amount, you may want to add a pinch of salt. Once you are familiar with the complex flavors of 8th Wonder, you will discover the many ways it can be used in all of your favorite foods.
Is 8th Wonder Gluten Free? The FDA recently published guidelines that define the term "Gluten Free". In order to claim that a food is gluten free it must contain no more than 19 parts per million of gluten. Amounts that low can only be detected through a certified laboratory test. Even products that have no fillers or wheat additives can contain naturally occurring gluten in very small quantities. When combined, those small quantities can add up to more than 19 parts per million. When tested in an independent certified lab, we learned that 8th Wonder contains 20 parts gluten per million. Almost gluten free but, not quite.
Is 8th Wonder HOT? 8th Wonder Spice Blend was formulated to not be over-the-top hot. It is big and bold in flavor but for most people it is not super spicy at all. Occasionally, someone will tell me that it is too spicy for them but that rarely happens. Fortunately, you can adjust the heat by adjusting the amount of 8th Wonder that you use in your cooking. If you are sensitive to heat, but love the unique flavor of 8th Wonder, start off using a small amount and over time, bump it up to the level that you like. Because there is less salt in 8th Wonder than in many other rubs and seasoning blends, you may need to add a pinch if you use just a small amount.
Where can I buy 8th Wonder? 8th Wonder is a small company but we are growing everyday. For an updated list of vendors who carry us, please visit the "Buy Local" page of this website. If there are no stores near you that carry 8th Wonder, please consider buying it online or ask your local grocer to stock it for you.
Is 8th Wonder Organic? While not impossible, it is very difficult to source 17 different herbs and spices that come from different countries around the world. The global spice market is influenced by the weather, politics, the price of oil and demand (among other things). To source 17 different "organic" ingredients would be that much more difficult and much more expensive. For that reason we have decided to focus on creating a quality product at a fair price so more people get to enjoy it. 8th Wonder is blended with the finest all natural ingredients and it contains no sugar, no MSG, no fillers and no preservatives but it is not organic.
What is the differance between Herbs and Spices? Both Herbs and Spices come from plants. Herbs are the leafy parts of plants. Spices are made from the other parts of plants such as seeds, fruits, roots and bark. 8th Wonder Spice Blend contains 17 different ingredients including cocoa and coffee. Of them, 6 are Herbs, 10 are Spices and one is a mineral (Salt).
If you have any questions about 8th Wonder Spice Blend, please send them to us by using the "comments" section of this website. Thank you.
This article appeared in the November 2013 issue of North Carolina Sportsman.
Thank you NCS and Captain Jerry.