Saw this cool new way of buying spices on Cool Hunting the other day. Looks like someone finally realized that most ordinary people don't use full-sized containers of spices before their expiration date.
(Oh yes, spices do expire... only a couple months after opening! This was news to me, so don't feel bad if you didn't know it either!)
The brilliant part of this idea is that it takes into account how a large amount of people really use spices, and created a product that works better for them.
Of course, it is more cost-effective to buy larger containers of spices - but only if you use them. If you only use spices infrequently, the small containers are a much better option.
The brand is Smart Spice, and they'll be available this fall.