In our store in De Ster you can buy products from the mill, such as wind-ground spices, biscuits baked with our spices and nice gifts.
About our shop
Below you will find the assortment of our store. All products are for sale in our store in De Ster. The opening hours of the shop are the same as the opening hours of the mill. You can pay in the store in cash or with PIN. It is also possible to order the spices, this can be done via firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a specification of the costs and after receipt of the money on our account, the order will be shipped. The prices below do not include shipping costs. You can also pick up the ordered spices in De Ster. If you want to order a larger number of tins, it is useful to email us, we will ensure that your order is ready for pick up.
Our 50 grams spices tins are inspired by the from the past well known dutch spices "Ster Specerijen". The "Ster Specerijen" brand was introduced in the 1930s by spice trader EJO in Delfshaven. The first years the EJO had the spices ground in our mill. This is the reason for the name "Ster Specerijen" and the year of construction of De Ster Anno 1866 on the tins. Later the EJO started grinding the spices thereselves in their own mill, but the name "Ster Specerijen" remained in use. The EJO was eventually bought by Silvo and that is how many people know the tins. Our tins are not exactly the same as the original tins, the twist lid has been replaced by a regular lid and the printing is slightly different. But still applies the Dutch slogan "gegarandeerd zuiver" (guaranteed pure), our tins contain only spices, no additives!
Our cookies are baked by Jordy's Bakery in Rotterdam. The cookies are a traditional product with spices from De Ster and De Lelie. The Jan Hagel is made with our cinnamon and the Millstones with our characteristic speculaas spices.
Nice to give, a gift box with our spices! For example, our gift box Speculaasjes baking contains everything you need to bake delicious speculaas yourself. Or a nice package with 3 tins of Ster Specerijen. View our all our gift boxes in the list below.
The spices are also available in larger packages for companies and also for private individuals, please contact us for more information.
Do you want to grind spices or herbs on wind power? We can grind different spices or mixed spices according to your preference. Due to the size of the machines in the mill, the minimum amount is about 10kg.
More about grinding and mixing
Nowadays herbs and spices are ground in modern mechanical mills, often in the country of origin. This is efficient, safe and fast. Why then do we grind on wind force spices in De Ster and De Lelie? Here we have a number of reasons for:
- In operation, the mill comes into its own and we can best show you how to grind spices with very old machines.
- By regularly grinding spices, we maintain knowledge about grinding spices on wind power.
- Spice milled spices are a unique product and the profit benefits the mills.
Most spices are ground on the edge stones. In this way the regrind is crushed by the large weight of the stones (the stones of De Ster are approx. 2.5t each) and the tight turning circle of the stones. During milling, the spices are continuously mixed by sliders so that the spices are also mixed at the same time. As a result, the spices do not get hot during grinding so that smell and taste are kept as good as possible. After grinding, the spices are sieved to get a constant fineness.
When grinding spices, we work according to the HACCP guidelines. This means that the production process in the mill has been analyzed and all risks related to food safety have been mapped out. Our way of working is aimed at limiting these risks as much as possible.
The grinding of the spices is made possible by Catz International B.V., a Rotterdam based company from 1856 and specialized in the international trade of spices, herbs, seeds, coconut products, dried vegetables, nuts and tropical fruits intended for the food industry.