EXOTIC TASTES

Ethnic cuisines recently added to America's melting pot are helping to drive supermarket sales of spices and seasonings, retailers told SN.An ever-widening menu of international foods has drawn interest to such spices as cumin, jerk spice, tarragon and curry. In addition, spicy seasonings used for popular Mexican meals are entering the mainstream as never before."We are seeing an increase in sales

Ethnic cuisines recently added to America's melting pot are helping to drive supermarket sales of spices and seasonings, retailers told SN.

An ever-widening menu of international foods has drawn interest to such spices as cumin, jerk spice, tarragon and curry. In addition, spicy seasonings used for popular Mexican meals are entering the mainstream as never before.

"We are seeing an increase in sales of spices and packaged chili and taco mixes," said Mort McKillop, merchandiser

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