Spice Nutt was created by two moms, Estrelitta Harmon and Sandy Mill. Their passion for food made them fall in love with spices, but it was their daughters that made them turn that passion into a business!
By shopping with Spice Nutt, you’re supporting a Black Owned, Women Owned, Mama Owned Small Business and helping us care for our families and children.
I recently interviewed Sandy where she chatted more about the business. Check out the interview below.
Can you tell myself and the readers about yourself?
Hi, I’m Sandy Mill CEO of Spicenutt. I’m a 32 year old mom and entrepreneur. Currently I am a resident of Hyde Park, Chicago Illinois!
Growing up and still to this day who are your inspirations/mentors? How did they impact your life?
Growing up I was a big fan of 2Pac Shakur and Maya Angelou. Maya got my attention very early on. As a young writer, I was inspired by her poems and the art of her storytelling. She taught me how to be expressive and gave me the confidence to create. In my late teens, I developed a love for 2Pac Shakur. He struck me with the fearlessness he embodied and it taught me to have courage!
When did you know you had a passion for entrepreneurship?
I knew I had a passion for entrepreneurship at 18-years old. After working various jobs and rising to the top quickly, I learned I was an employer instead of an employee.
What made you first get into the spice making industry?
I have always enjoyed cooking. It became very important for me to learn the ingredients of the meals I consumed. After having my first child, I met my like-minded business partner and friend Estrelitta Harmon. One day over casual conversation we were sharing recipes and it dawned on me that we both had a lot to offer.
I discovered that we both used a lot of single spices to create each meal, unlike most people who just buys blends to make their food. Later that night I thought how can we package this up and share with the people our way of doing things. Late that night at 3 a.m. SpiceNutt was born.
If you had to say how many spices your company currently works with and sells?
We currently have 18 variety spices with 5 custom Blends.
Is your company a small operation ran in house or do you have a warehouse and outsource?
Our company is a small operation ran in-house.
Are the spices you make and sell naturally organic?
Currently the spices are not organic.
Where can people find your spices?
Shop at www.spicenutt.com
Does your spices ship to other countries/continents?
We do ship internationally, but shipping rates will apply and there is a minimum order rate.
What great words of wisdom and advice can you offer our readers and future entrepreneurs?
We at Spicenutt think it is hugely important to cook at home! We want people to understand the ingredients that are used in their food and their benefits. We have a love for spices and would like our customers to enjoy the love that is put into each package! As an entrepreneur I would like for every one listening to take action. Be a dreamer but take action to make your dreams a reality.