If you’re ever in the need for the hottest chili in the world, The Spice Rack, located in the
Lansing City Market
, is the place to get it. The chili pepper, Bhut Jolokia, (Ghost Pepper) is 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. That’s hot.
Business partners Kathy Wolcott and Robin Davis aim to offer an array of unique and interesting spice blends, from a Shawarma spice mix to applewood smoked sea salt.
"We just decided we wanted to move into a space that allowed us to start small and grow big," says Wolcott. "This has been a dream of ours for a long time and we are just so excited for it to finally be happening."
Wolcott and Davis strive to purchase goods produced in Michigan, in order to support the local economy.
When The Spice Rack was looking into the City Market for space, they realized there was none available. That's when old friends and vendors, Hickory Corners Greenhouse, offered to share some of its space with The Spice Rack.
“What The Spice Rack brings to the City Market is unique and we're really glad to be able to provide them with space," say Pam Maddix, co-owner of Hickory Corners. "It's gotten great reception so far.”
The Spice Rack will continue to offer samples of its coffee and cider for the rest of the week to celebrate its new space.
Source: Kathy Wolcott, The Spice Rack
Writer: Suban Nur Cooley