Product Reviews

J.M. Thomason Gourmet Spices

December 17, 2014

I’m so excited to offer this awesome giveaway today! J.M. Thomason is a gourmet seasonings and spices company located in Franklin, right outside of Nashville. They’ve been supplying their seasonings and spices to chefs and restaurants for more than 50 years and now they’re available to the public! They have six custom blends including Bourbon BBQ, Chili Lime, Hot Chicken, Porterhouse Steak, Streamside Angler, and Tuscan Dipping Oil. How am I ever going to decide which to try first?! Visit their website to find out where the spices are sold or keep reading to enter to win your own!

J.M. Thomason Bourbon BBQphoto by Hannah Messinger

Bourbon BBQ – Made with Tennessee’s Green Brier Distillery bourbon, black pepper, smoked paprika, onion, and garlic. Rub it on pork, chicken, or brisket.

J.M. Thomason Chili Limephoto by Hannah Messinger

Chili Lime – Potent citrus notes with sweet and smoky ancho chili powder. Use with your choice of meat or veggies. (My friend Amanda uses this one by sprinkling over pineapple cooked in butter and served over black beans…whoa!)

J.M. Thomason Hot Chickenphoto by Hannah Messinger

Hot Chicken – You know hot chicken is Nashville’s dish, so I’m dying to make it with this blend. Made with garlic, cayenne pepper, and onion.

J.M. Thomason Porterhouse Steakphoto by Hannah Messinger

Porterhouse Steak – Classic steak seasoning. Can’t wait to try this on my Steakhouse Steaks!

J.M. Thomason Streamside Anglerphoto by Hannah Messinger

Streamside Angler – Blackening seasoning for your catch of the day. Herbal notes, sweet paprika, onion, garlic, and fennel. (Hello crab cakes!)

J.M. Thomason Tuscan Dipping Oilphoto by Hannah Messinger

Tuscan Dipping Oil – Blend of Mediterranean herbs, savory spices, and sea salt. Add to dipping oil with balsamic vinegar and serve with yummy, crusty bread.



Congrats to Chrissy, comment #27!
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I’m giving away a set of these awesome spice blends to one lucky reader! The winner will receive one of each of the six spices!

Mandatory: Leave a comment on this post telling me which spice blend you’d try first! Giveaway open to contiguous U.S. residents only. One mandatory entry per person. Multiple entries (except for the optional entry below) will be removed.

Optional entry: For one additional entry, tweet the following: “Win a JM Thomason spice blend gift set from @SoHowsItTaste! Enter here:” and leave a separate comment that you tweeted.

Contest ends Saturday, December 20, 2014, at noon central. Please make sure you enter a valid email address as an alternate winner will be chosen if I don’t hear from you within 48 hours. Good luck!

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  • Alexandra December 17, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I recently picked up the Hot Chicken seasoning to be part of a Nashville gift basket and was so sad I couldn’t keep it for myself! Personally, though, I’d absolutely try the Wrangler first. Like you said. CRAB CAKES.

  • Alexandra December 17, 2014 at 9:10 am


  • Kim D December 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Being winter in NY I would still love to try the porterhouse steak blend…have to dig out the grill but I think it would be worth it….happy holidays

  • Lauren J. December 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

    My husband would like every one of these. I’d try for myself the tuscan dipping oil!

  • Erin+@+One+Particular+Kitchen December 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

    HOT CHICKEN! I’m all the way down in Nolensville so hot chicken is hard to come by. I’d be all over that!

  • Jessica Hayes December 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I would use the Porterhouse steak blend and grill up a mean steak for the hubs.

  • Sarah December 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I would love to try the Chili Lime with something on the grill!

  • Jean December 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Streamside Angler I think would be great in crab cakes!

  • Lynn December 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I’d love to try the chili lime on everything! chicken, beef, veggies!

  • Carmen Eiland December 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Would love to try the hot chicken! I love hot chicken and have been really wanted to try my own spin on it.

  • Carmen+Eiland December 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Tweeted 🙂

  • L Anthony December 17, 2014 at 11:11 am

    All of them look wonderful, but I think the Hot Chicken would be first for me!!!! Yum!

  • Jessy December 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Hot chicken! I bought that and the angler ones for my boss for Christmas, but the store only had one hot chicken left so I couldn’t get one for myself.

  • Eric McNew December 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    These sound awesome! The Bourbon BBQ would be great in our porchetta!

  • Lindsey December 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    i mean the HOT CHICKEN of course!

  • Maria December 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    The Tuscan Dipping Oil sounds delish!

  • libby December 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I would try Streamside Angler first, love seafood

  • Starla B December 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Those all sound so yummy! I would try the porterhouse seasoning first! :)I love a good steak!

  • Bethany December 18, 2014 at 1:21 am

    the tuscan dipping oil sounds divine!!

  • Laura December 18, 2014 at 7:29 am

    The chili lime. I can think of all kinds of ways to use it, and that pineapple black bean dish you mentioned sounds amazing!

  • Stephanie Hirsch December 18, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I would love to try the bourbon bbq on some pulled pork!

  • Stephanie+Hirsch December 18, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I tweeted!

  • Adri December 18, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I’d definitely try the Tuscan Blend first. I am not familiar with this company, so thanks for the intro. Merry Christmas to you!

  • Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat. December 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Uh, hello……the one with bourbon!! That Bourbon BBQ sounds incredible. Well, they all sound incredible. Coach would totes dig that Chili Lime too!

  • Brandon December 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I’ve love to try the Tuscan Dipping oil!

  • Chrissy December 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Tuscan dipping oil!

  • kelli December 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Hot chicken!

  • Jessy December 19, 2014 at 8:35 am


  • AJ December 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Chili lime. I’d love to try the pineapple black bean dish you described but could use it for so many things! Fish, shrimp or chicken tacos come to mind. On of my favorite ways to use chili lime seasoning is to sprinkle it on slices of zucchini or summer squash and then grill it. Divine!

  • Annette December 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    All the varieties look delicious, but the first one I’d try is the Porterhouse Steak.

  • Annette December 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm

  • Arlene December 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

    So hard to choose, they all look yummy! But I’d most like to try Tuscan

  • TraciWilbur December 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Chile Lime is right up my alley!

  • Tracy December 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Definitely the Hot Chicken