McCormick is a word (or name, rather) that’s been in my vocabulary ever since I was a little girl. I grew up on their spices, and we always had them in the house. They even make my all-time favorite spice in the world: Old Bay. If you live in Maryland, Old Bay is something that is definitely in your pantry at all times. And for me, that spice is connected to a lot of memories from my childhood all the way through my young adult years. I associate it with getting together with family and friends and bonding over a bushel of crabs. Just the smell of it makes me think of summer!
I remember one of my absolute favorite graphic design professors in college, Joe Ferraro, telling my class that he used to be a graphic designer for McCormick. Given that I went to college in Baltimore, I thought that was just extra cool.
So, when I was presented with the opportunity to tour their factory as part of the Fitbloggin’ conference, I jumped at the chance! Luckily, everything was able to be worked out with the timing and being able to get there early enough- because now I know exactly what I would have missed out on! I really love McCormick’s emphasis on health and cooking with lots of herbs and spices in order to cut down on the fat and salt that we so often add to what we’re cooking.
As we left the McCormick building to head back into the city, we were each given a goodie bag full of all kinds of good stuff.
Everything in the bag looked great- and I couldn’t wait to start experimenting in the kitchen!