My name is Daron Torrens (aka DT/Rhino), founder and President of Rhino Spice Inc. I grew up on a grain farm in Smiley, Saskatchewan, where I learned the value of hard work and a strong work ethic. I obtained my B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 and moved to Alberta. Upon moving away, my Mom asked me what I needed, and my response was quite simple, I wanted a recipe book with all of my favorite recipes…that’s what kicked off my “cooking experiences”. Through work and social activities, I have gravitated to friends who shared the similar passions for cooking, some have been professional chefs while others, like myself, have learned through experimentation.
The name “Rhino” came from my days in the hockey rink as I stopped for no one or nothing. Even though, the style of hockey we play has changed over the years, the name “Rhino” still sticks among many circles of my friends.
Fast forward to 2020, the year where we have seen so much adversity and challenges…this is when Rhino Spice came to a beginning. I have always liked various seasonings and bought many to experiment with, however some of the common blends would have additives and sometimes hidden ingredients.
Since my wife Kelly & I were working from home and spending more time prepping and planning meals, we came up with the idea of blending our own spices. The goal was to craft a multipurpose ALL NATURAL seasoning that could be used on more than just meat. What came out of the first trial was the Original blend which we found went with almost anything on our plates. After a few more iterations, we came up with the Ol’ Smokey and the Hot Ol’ Smokey blends.
During the summer we gave out sample packs to friends, family, cooks and business associates. Not only did we get great reviews but we also received many new ideas on how to use the spices. Through this we created three different blends that go great with meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, popcorn, french fries & even Caesars/Bloody Mary’s! After getting many requests to buy our unique spice blends, Kelly and I thought that we should pursue this further, so Rhino Spice Inc. was born.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Stacking Included with Delivery?
We deliver the wood clean and stacked in a mesh bag to your driveway. For an additional cost, we can stack your order in an area of your choice. This option can be discussed and quoted at the time of your purchase.
What do we do with the mesh bag?
A $25 deposit on the mesh bag will be credited to you upon returned to our warehouse. if we pick up you forfeit the deposit.
What is measurement of Firewood?
A 1/4 cord of firewood is an amount of wood that fills a space equal to 4 feet high, 6 feet long, and 16" (Log) or 32 Cubic Feet.
A 1/3 cord of firewood is an amount of wood that fills a space equal to 4 feet high, 8 feet long, and 16" (Log) or 42 Cubic Feet.
A 1/2 cord of firewood is an amount of wood that fills a space equal to 4 feet high, 12 feet long, and 16" (Log) or 64 Cubic Feet.
A full cord of firewood is an amount of wood that fills a space equal to 4 feet high,8 feet long, and 4 feet deep or 128 Cubic Feet.
What is the difference softwood and hardwood?
Softwoods are less dense and produce more smoke which is a better choice for outside use. Hardwoods provide a longer burning and hotter fire which makes them a better choice for indoor use. When using wood for cooking, we would suggest a hardwood. Hardwood also creates less creosote build-up in your chimney.
What size is the wood?
All the firewood is cut into 16” pieces and then chopped into manageable sizes for all fireplaces. The smaller sized wood that doesn’t need to be chopped is less than 5” in circumference.
What is the difference between inexpensive firewood and expensive firewood?
Inexpensive firewood is usually an unseasoned option. It is typically harder to light, keep lit, and produces sparks and spit while burning. An unseen result from the use of inexpensive firewood can lead to creosote build-up in your chimney. More expensive firewood will ignite easier and burn longer, giving you a better value.