Seller of spices lashes out at its customers who voted for Trump

Seller of spices lashes out at its customers who voted for Trump

I won’t tell you who I voted for in last week’s general election or if I voted at all because it is beyond the scope of a food blog. I also believe it is beyond the scope of an email from a spice vendor weeks before Thanksgiving. But that didn’t prevent Bill Penzey, Jr., of Penzey’s Spices, from sending an email to his customers on Election Night berating those who voted for Donald Trump.

Needless to say, the email, which also posted on the company’s website from which it has since been scrubbed, touched off a torrent of complaints. This prompted Penzey to send out a second email in which he attempted to adopt a conciliatory tone but instead just doubled down.

In the original email, titled “Note from Bill,” Penzey wrote:

The open embrace of racism by the Republican Party in this election is now unleashing a wave of ugliness unseen in this country for decades. The American people are taking notice. Let’s commit to giving the people a better choice. Our kindness really is our strength.

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