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Herbs in a Tube - Don't Even Bother

Herbs in a Tube - Don't Even Bother

Let me give you some friendly advice. When you're cooking with a recipe that calls for fresh oregano and you go to the store and all they have is oregano in a tube, just forget it. Skip the oregano.

I was at the store looking for the fresh herb for my grandma's famous lasagna and I found Gourmet Garden's tubes next to the space my oregano should have been. They were all out of the fresh stuff, so I thought I'd give the tube a try, thinking it must be better than using the dried herbs. I was sorely mistaken.

I should have known the moment I squeezed it out - yup SQUEEZED. There's something seriously wrong with that statement - nothing fresh about it. Yeah, maybe it tasted the same, but the texture was pretty much disgusting, and not at all like the real deal.

The ingredients listed on the back of the tube make me think that this is a product better suited for long sea voyages rather than my gram's famous lasagna.

See for yourself though. Look for these tubes in the produce section. They have 10 herbs and spices including Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Garlic, Lemon Grass, Ginger, and Parsley.

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