What is Adobo?
Adobo is a blend of spices that enhances the flavor of food. In Latin cuisine cooks use adobo seasoning as a salt substitute. Season meats, poultry, seafood, soups, stews, grains, salads, vegetables, sauces, dressings - essentially everything!
Please remember adobo contains salt, so season your fab food to taste. You can always add more if you need a flava boost.
How do I cook with Adobo?
Use adobo as you do salt, spices and other seasoning blends. Sprinkle on chicken and steak, then sauté, grill, roast or baste. Use a teaspoon of adobo per cup of uncooked rice or can of beans. Watch EcoRicoTV for recipe ideas and how-tos. Adobo makes a great base for marinades, sauces and dressings.
What is Sazón?
Sazón is a flavor enhancer and salt substitute like adobo. However, sazón contains achiote or annatto, which gives food a red/orange color. Latin cooks use sazón to season and add color to dishes like rice, arroz con pollo, sautés, meats, poultry, seafood. You can use both adobo and sazón in the same recipe. Please note that both sazón and adobo contain salt, so flavor to taste!
How do I cook with Sazón?
Use sazón as you do salt, spices and other seasoning blends, just like adobo. We urge you to experiment! Watch EcoRicoTV for delicious recipes and inspiration.
Are there salt-free Gigi’s Organics adobo and sazón?
Giselle is in the kitchen perfecting them. As soon as they’re ready, you will be able to purchase them here first!
Are your seasonings certified organic?
All the herbs and spices we use in our seasonings are USDA certified organic, certified Kosher, non-irradiated, gmo free and gluten free. Yes, they’re good for you and the planet.
How is Gigi’s Organics green?
At Gigi’s we walk the eco-tegrity talk and practice the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
We reduce waste by bulk purchasing, reusing packaging, purchasing products made from recycled products, using reusable bags, recycling paper and plastic, reducing consumption of water and electricity and buying certified organic ingredients, to name a few.
We also edutain, uplift and support people and planet by spreading the word about why it’s important to buy organic food, consume and purchase less, waste less, and be a good global citizen. Please join us on this journey!
What is your shipping policy?
We’ve created flat shipping rates to save you money! Though our shipping charges are based on your order's weight and the distance it's shipped, we’ve decided to absorb those costs.
Domestic US shipping: The flat-rate shipping cost is US$4.49 for up to 5 pounds of products. For orders from 5-20 pounds, the cost is $8.99.
Puerto Rico: The flat rate shipping cost to Puerto Rico is US$8.99 for up to 20 pounds of products.
Please note: we do not ship to APO boxes or international addresses.
What is your return policy?
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we cannot accept returns on food items. Non-food items are fully refundable within 30 days of delivery.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Our bottles are fully recyclable PET plastic. However, we ask that you reuse the bottles by filling them with more Gigi’s Organics seasonings! The bottles will last years and years.
Purchase our pouches to refill each bottle three times. If you’d like to use the bottle for something other than our fab seasonings, simply peel off and throw away the label then wash the bottle and fill. Super easy!
Our caps are not recyclable. Please dispose of them in the trash. But, really, we can’t stress enough, please reuse the bottle and cap for many years!
Our pouches are food grade rice paper plus plastic laminate. They are not recyclable. However, because they are made with rice paper, the amount of non-recyclable components is reduced. We are working with our supplier to create fully recyclable/compostable food grade pouches that will maintain our products’ shelf life.
What is the shelf life of your seasonings?
Two taste-filled years.
Why don’t you sell individual bottles of seasonings?
Two words: shipping and fulfillment. To keep prices low for our customers (that’s you!), we bundle our products for online sales. That way you get more bang for your buck for the same shipping cost! We sell premium organic products at affordable prices. So, when you buy the pouches, your costs are reduced 33-40% from the single bottle cost! That’s why we sell bottles and pouches together - to save you money.
To get your fabulous seasonings from us to you, we use a third party fulfillment company to pick, pack and ship products to our community. That process almost doubles our costs. It stinks, we know.
If you’re in the Seattle area, you can pick up our products in the Bellevue/Redmond area and save you the shipping costs. Just email us when you’re in town at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll do our best to make it happen!