I use a lot of lemon pepper in cooking. I use it both for fish and for chicken. Therefore, when I cook, I want the best quality ingredients that can be found.
The question remains; however, which of the lemon peppers on today’s market represent the very best? Today, I’m going to compare Lawry’s Lemon Pepper with that of Supreme Tradition Lemon Pepper Seasoning.
When it comes to cost, Supreme Tradition’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning has it all over Lawry’s. It sales for about $1 per 4.65 oz bottle. Lawry’s, on the other hand, retails for closer to $3 for a 2.25 oz bottle. That is pennies an ounce for Supreme Tradition versus over $1 an ounce for Lawry’s.
However, Supreme Tradition Lemon Pepper Seasoning is more difficult to find than Lawry’s Lemon Pepper. Lawry’s products can be found in most major supermarkets across the world. The only place I have located Super tradition Lemon Pepper Seasoning is at Big Lots. Unfortunately, that store is not available everywhere.
When is comes to taste; however, I have to give points to Lawry’s. Their Lemon Pepper is made with the zest of real lemon, giving it a much more zingy lemon taste than its competitor. Supreme Tradition Lemon Pepper Seasoning is bland in comparison.
You have to use about four times the amount of seasoning to come close to the same lemony taste. Only by then, you have too much salt.
In a side by side nutrition comparison, Lawry’s wins again. Both lemon peppers count a serving size as Â¼ tsp. There are approximately 130 servings in Supreme Tradition Lemon Pepper Seasoning and 91 in Lawry’s Lemon Pepper. Neither seasoning blend contains any calories.
Where Lawry’s succeeds over Supreme Tradition; however, is in its sodium content. Supreme Tradition Lemon Pepper Seasoning contains 230 micrograms of salt to Lawry’s 80.
The ingredients for Supreme Tradition Lemon Pepper Seasoning include black pepper, citric acid, garlic, lemon oil, onion, salt, sugar, tricalcium phosphate and yellow lake #5 (dye). The ingredients for Lawry’s Lemon Pepper include black pepper, citric acid, garlic, lemon peel, modified food starch, natural flavor, onion, riboflavin, salt and sugar. All in all, that makes for a toss up in this category.
Both seasonings are great for baked or grilled fish, chicken, ribs, pork chops, and roasts. They can even add a bit of zest to vegetables and salads. However, I have to say that Lawry’s succeeds with more flavor than Supreme Tradition.
Of the two, I’m a Lawry’s girl all the way. Here is the overall review.
Taste: Lawry’s gets 5 out of 5 points; Supreme Tradition, 2 points.
Appearance: Lawry’s 5 out of 5 points. It looks every bit as good as it tastes, with lots of pepper and spices to make it look pretty. Supreme Tradition only gets 2 points. It looks kind of bland.
Nutrition: Lawry’s gets 4 points. The salt intake is high but Supreme Tradition is higher. It gets 0 points.
Ease: Both lemon peppers are easy to use and get 5 points.
Green rating: Both lemon pepper bottles are reusable and get 5 points.
Packaging: Both forms of packaging are beautiful. Supreme Traditions Lemon Pepper Seasoning comes with a black, red, yellow and green label. It carries the Supreme Tradition logo. The packaging is attractive, bright and colorful; making it easy to locate on the store shelf. I give it 5 points. In comparison, Lawry’s comes with a yellow, brown, orange and green label. It isn’t as colorful at the Supreme Tradition label but it has its own appeal. It also carries the Lawry’s label. I give it 5 points as well.
Ease of storage: The Supreme Tradition bottle is larger at 5″ in height and 2″ in diameter. The Lawry’s bottle measures approximately 4″ by 1 Â½” in diameter. The point advantage goes to Lawry’s at 5 points while Supreme Tradition gets 3 points. The Lawry’s bottle is much easier to store.
Availability: Lawry’s Lemon Pepper can be found almost anywhere that Lawry’s products are sold. It gets 5 points. Supreme Tradition can’t be found everywhere so it gets just 1 point.
Price: Supreme Tradition is inexpensive at $1 while Lawry’s retails for nearly $3. Supreme Tradition gets 5 points while Lawry’s gets 3 points. The $3 price tag still isn’t bad for the flavor it delivers.
Product purchase probability: I don’t care for Supreme Tradition so I won’t be buying it again. It gets 0 points. On the other hand, I love Lawry’s. I can’t live without it. It gets 5 points.
Final rating: 47 points for Lawry’s Lemon Pepper versus 27 points for Supreme Tradition Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Lawry’s is the clear winner.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor