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Connecticut company makes big business nationwide with vast variety of spices, toppings

The Nutmeg Spice Company has been sending their private label, bottled spices across the country for over a decade.

PLYMOUTH, Conn. — What began in a garage is now housed in three buildings and over 70,000 square feet of space in Terryville. You’ve probably seen their products on supermarket shelves but might not have known it.

The Nutmeg Spice Company has been sending their private label, bottled spices across the country for over a decade. Dave Barrett is the lead partner and Co-owner of Nutmeg Spice and said they have come a long way from their humble beginnings.

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“We have 120 employees and we came here 11 years ago with 12 employees,” Barrett said.

From the Cajun rubs to the cookie crumbles and everything in between, Nutmeg Spice now sells 185 varieties of spices.

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“We have thousands of retailers across 49 states, we go (deliver) to Alaska every week, we ship to the Bahamas and Bermuda, so we’re busy,” Barrett said.

Dave’s son, Landon Barrett, is the plant manager at the ever-growing business. New spices and dessert toppings are always being added to the list of offerings.

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“It just changes every single day… it’s fun." Dave Barrett said. “I pinch myself every day, I was laid off five times in the 90s, and to have this all come to fruition is a blessing.”

To learn more about The Nutmeg Spice Company, click here.

Jimmy Altman is a reporter at FOX61 News. He can be reached at jaltman@fox61.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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