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waiting is over. Bought one. Thanks OP!
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Seems crazy cheap. Anyone bought this in the past? From Costco, must be legit. 1g at local Indian stores is $29.99.
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Is it also on sale in store?
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Anyone know shelf life?
Assuming I keep it closed/dry etc, what's reasonable time period
I don't use it frequently, but this is a cheap price
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What's the use for it
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What's the use for it
If you have to ask...
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Seems crazy cheap. Anyone bought this in the past? From Costco, must be legit. 1g at local Indian stores is $29.99.
I bought this last time it was on sale and used it for the first time last night; really high quality stuff. Buying another one today for xmas gift
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I bought this last time it was on sale and used it for the first time last night; really high quality stuff. Buying another one today for xmas gift
You many uses would you get? I can't even fathom how much this is!
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You many uses would you get? I can't even fathom how much this is!
No clue, but it's going to last a damn long time! Before I bought this jar I was buying 1 g jars from whole foods that lasted at least a couple months (I only cook with saffron once a week or so, but that will probably increase now!).
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No clue, but it's going to last a damn long time! Before I bought this jar I was buying 1 g jars from whole foods that lasted at least a couple months (I only cook with saffron once a week or so, but that will probably increase now!).
Got it, thanks.
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What's the use for it
Snore it like coke
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Thanks, OP. I was planning to make some paella soon, so perfect timing!

They are claiming this is better than their Coupe grade. Coupe grade seems to go for about $10-15 per gram, depending on source, bulk quantity, etc, so $70 for 14 grams is an insane price if that's true. This would be cheap even for Superior grade, which includes a lot of broken threads. Hell, this would be a decent deal for ground saffron.

The Spice House Coupe grade saffron:
https://www.thespicehouse.com/products/coupe-grade-spanish-saffron​ [thespicehouse.com]

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Anyone know shelf life?
Assuming I keep it closed/dry etc, what's reasonable time period
I don't use it frequently, but this is a cheap price
2-3 years, or (according to some sources) about 1 year past any "best by" mark. You can keep using it after that, you might just need to use more.

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You many uses would you get? I can't even fathom how much this is!
A lot. It is a large amount of saffron.

Most recipes call for a pinch or two (or a "heavy pinch") of it for about 4 people. The rule of thumb is 3-4 threads per person, which corresponds to about 1/2 cup of rice for paella. So 12-16 threads for a 4-person paella, which lines up to estimates of a pinch being 12-20 threads. There are various estimates out there, but the average number of threads per gram of saffron is around 500. 14 grams times 500 threads is 7000 threads, which would make about 350 well-saffroned 4-person paellas.

But at this price, you can afford to experiment a bit with saffron recipes. Make a special Indian biryani at home. Bake saffron bread or saffron cookies. Marinate lamb with it. Make spiced coffee or tea.
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Anyone used this in past? Few reviews on Costco says its plastic and doesn't have good Aroma to it?

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Seems crazy cheap. Anyone bought this in the past? From Costco, must be legit. 1g at local Indian stores is $29.99.
It's 1 oz (~28 gm) and not 1 gm for $29.99. Deal is going on at Patel store in NJ, 1 oz for $19.99. Not sure about quality though.
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