Who knew this popular seasoning for turkey was made right here, just south of Boston in the town of Weymouth, Massachusetts?  A lot of people do, apparently, because it's been around since 1867 in Massachusetts.

But then it went nationwide after it was touted as such an incredible seasoning by the likes of lifestyle and hospitality goddess Martha Stewart, cooking guru Rachel Ray, and Good Housekeeping magazine.

According to the Patriot Ledger, Bell's Seasonings became a famous item around the country after its celebrity shout-outs. It's now sitting in pantries nationwide because the deliciousness is real, and it's most often used during the holiday season.

Once I saw the packaging, I completely recognized the yellow and red colors with the blue turkey that my mom and grandmothers always used.  And yes I'm talking plural in seasonings, because they have various blends for all of our cooking and eating needs.

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Bells Foods Instagram

According to the Patriot Ledger, the seasoning that has everyone grabbing it off the shelves consists of the same seven ingredients since it was first introduced over 150 years ago: rosemary, oregano, sage, ginger, marjoram, thyme, and pepper. It's actually made by a company called Brady Enterprises that took over in 1971, and is the oldest spice brand in the country, still going by the name Bell's Foods.

Now, I do want to mention that Bell's Seasoning has other foods, too, and you can bet they're popular simply by reputation of the spice blend.

There's Bell's Blazin' Buffalo Wing Seasoning, Bell's Turkey Brine, a meatloaf seasoning blend, traditional stuffing as well as gluten-free, a cornbread stuffing, and a cranberry stuffing. Also you can find chicken gravy, beef gravy, and turkey gravy. My mom always uses their crispy fried onions with certain holiday dishes, too.

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