Where to Buy Cheap Pepper Can Be Black or White

So finding cheap salt is easy but finding cheap pepper is quite tricky.

What's the best value black or white pepper you guys can find.. I'm assuming bulk is best..

The cheapest I can find is like $38/kg or $30/kg but you need to grind it.

Salt is like $0.90/kg or $3/kg in those convenient drums..

Are you telling me you can't buy pepper in bulk cheaper per kg than $30/kg?

I am looking to buy a few kgs once and just use them over a few years since pepper doesn't really expire and I have lots of space to store food.

So where is a good place to maybe cheaply bulk buy some ground fine pepper.

I have a grinder somewhere but I used it for chili one time and the mess it made and having to pour it made it both uneconomical and wasteful.

So TL;DR where to buy cheap fine ground black or white pepper can be in big bulk or in fairly large serving containers because I don't think I'm gonna find cheap pepper in 125g containers or smaller.

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    Depends what state you are in, in SA we have gaganis brothers which does all spices etc at massive discounts.

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      NSW.

      West of the Penrith line.

      I reside in the mountains that are blue.

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    Are you white? Go to your nearest asian/ethnic grocers. 1kg bag of white pepper for $18~
    Get white and you can roast it yourself and also becomes black if you roast it for long enough. (Nonstick Frypan pepper, water, low heat and then roast til it's dry and fragrant). Get yourself an electric pepper grinder (<$10-30 on ebay) and then bham you're good forever. My mum just did this last week.

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      This. Find an Indian grocer and they will have it by the Kilo cheap

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      Unfortunately I don't travel often outside my region now and there is no Asian grocers in the area let alone an Indian one.

      I have to leave my safe hollow and venture into covidarea and fight the brutish people of the east for some white goodness.

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    You should try buying it canned - as a spray. That will stay forever, it doesn't take up a lot of space and is pretty peppery. Oh and it's cheap!

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      Lol serious question can pepper spray be used as a replacement for actual pepper?

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        From Wikipedia:

        Pepper spray is an inflammatory agent. It inflames the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. It causes immediate closing of the eyes, difficulty breathing, runny nose, and coughing. The duration of its effects depends on the strength of the spray; the average full effect lasts from 20 to 90 minutes, but eye irritation and redness can last for up to 24 hours.

        If that's what you want from your condiments, then by all means go ahead!

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    OP this won't throw off the drug detection dogs.

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      not even 4kg's of pepper dumped and dusted all over?

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      It might buy me some time.. Some time to avoid the crime… Yeahhhhh

      Shshshshaaaaa.

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    Can I suggest these guys if you need bulk salt to go with your pepper: https://www.poolwerx.com.au/

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      Coles Woolworths salt is fine I don't think I will have problems there but pepper is a lot more expensive so the savings there will be greater.

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    No love for Red peppercorns?

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      Didn't know they exist and have no idea what they taste like.

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    Amazon - $15 MasterFoods Whole Black Peppercorns, 500g

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      Little bit cheaper in unit-pricing-terms at Coles, $5 for 200 grams: https://shop.coles.com.au/a/alexandria/product/coles-refill-...

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        This.

        I always convert the price to $/kg or $/L and compare products like that otherwise you have no real measuring statistic.

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      These are whole so no use to me as I am avoiding a grinder.. too much prep and cleanup and you need space to store it so ground pepper only.

      Also this works out to be $30/kg.

      Someone above linked some pre ground black pepper from the brand Maharaja which worked out to be $7.35 for 500g or $14.70/kg

      So I went with that for now.

      If the taste is not good I will try other brands and products.

      Thank you for your help.

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    Consider a post pandemic trip to Pakistan, and buy an extra 20kg of luggage for pepper storage. Pepper can be had for $1.50/kilo there.

    Consider freezing pepper too, no reason to stop at a mere few kilos of bulk pepper storage.

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      Ordering a ton as we speak.

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    Are you going to make your own pepper spray?

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      AlienC's Army has a nice ring to it.

      Alert the masses.

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    Indian Spice Shop

    Vinayak Spices Groceries Sweets,

    642A King St

    Newtown, NSW, 2042

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      But Newtown.

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    why do you need kilos of whole pepper / crushed pepper? The longer you keep it the strength becomes less, specially the crushed pepper.

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    A good place to buy pepper is in Cambodia. Last time I was there a couple of years ago, I bought 2 kg for about US$5 per kilo. These were peppercorns so you need a mill. Absolutely no problem bringing back through Australian quarantine legally.

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      Make sure it's white pepper, ground. Hide it inside shampoo bottles and declare nothing!

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        No, I declared it. Quarantine had no issues with it!

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    There's this fantastic free service called Google. Use it.

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    With such a large quantity, your pantry certainly won't be stark.

    I'd suggest storing your goods in pepper pots.

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    I read the title as "Where to buy cheap people can be black or white…" /facepalm