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Old 01-30-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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Wash out the jar, let it dry thoroughly, then refill it for pennies with bulk garlic powder from the local natural foods store.

 
Old 01-31-2015, 04:12 AM
 
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I had same problem, so I loosened the lump up in the container with a spoon handle, then poured into a ziploc sandwich bag, sealed the bag & made sure no air was in it, laid it flat on the counter, pounded it with my fist & then rolled over it with a rolling pin. Worked great!
 
Old 07-30-2015, 10:29 AM
 
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My garlic powder and garlic salt become hard while it is still new. Maybe it is caused by living in Houston (heat and humidity) but it is very frustrating to have to buy another bottle within the same month I bought a new one.
 
Old 07-30-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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Why would you buy a new bottle?
Run hot water over the bottle on the outside then use an ice pick to unclump the contents.
 
Old 07-30-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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Take it out of the bottle (if you can) and place in a bowl. You can then use the back of a spoon to bring it back to a powder. I live in a humid area as well but garlic powder will do that regardless. It will also turn to a darker color with age (oxidation).
 
Old 07-30-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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My garlic powder and garlic salt become hard while it is still new. Maybe it is caused by living in Houston (heat and humidity) but it is very frustrating to have to buy another bottle within the same month I bought a new one.
Mine do, as well, during humid months. It's not old, it just is extremely humid. Penzeys shallot salt is the worst. A brand new jar, when opened, immediately becomes rock solid. I love it, but I've stopped buying it for this reason.
 
Old 07-30-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I had same problem, so I loosened the lump up in the container with a spoon handle, then poured into a ziploc sandwich bag, sealed the bag & made sure no air was in it, laid it flat on the counter, pounded it with my fist & then rolled over it with a rolling pin. Worked great!
Yeah, but what did it taste like? And how many steaks did you ruin using that stale stuff?
 
Old 07-30-2015, 06:15 PM
 
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When I lived in Florida (high humidity) we always put long grain rice or dried beans in the bottle. Works like a charm. If the holes aren't too big, maybe try this as a preventative.
 
Old 08-01-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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My advice: stop using garlic powder, and start using real actual garlic. It tastes better, can be used for more things, gets used up LONG before it has a chance to go bad, and is one less jar of stuff you have to deal with to find anything else you need in your cabinet. If you are only using a pinch here and a pinch there, you can just buy a single bulb for around 40 cents at the local supermarket. One bulb on your kitchen counter will last a couple of weeks.
 
Old 08-01-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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My advice: stop using garlic powder, and start using real actual garlic...
I use both because they each have a different flavor profile - the same with onion powder and fresh onions.
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