One of my favorite places in Brookshire’s is the wall of hanging Mi Costeñita spices in the produce department.
There are rows and rows of small packages of the most aromatic dried spices you can imagine, cumin seeds, dried peppers, oregano, smoky paprika, basil, garlic powder and so much more.
Founded in 1995, the Mi Costeñita company sells dried herbs, spices and snacks such as mango chips. Their selection of dried peppers is absolutely amazing, including ancho chiles, guajillo chiles, abol sin pata chiles and more. You can grind them into spices yourself, use them as seasonings in sauces and stocks, or finely dice for rice or a filling for enchiladas or tamales.
My favorite is the dried cumin seeds that I can grind myself. The flavor is intense!