If You're Looking for Granules, DON'T Buy This !!!
December 18, 2014
"It's a shame that, when it comes to Onion & Garlic Powders, and you make a "blind" purchase online for the first time, for a particular brand and type, you can really get burned, because each manufacturer's definition of "powder" can range from anything as fine as talcum-powder consistency, to the granules that we generally associate "Onion Powder" and "Garlic Powder" with, from our previous, traditional supermarket experiences. When I think of "Garlic" or "Onion" Powder, I think of the latter -- something which does not clump, and which flows freely and uniformly through the perforated lid of the bottle. This, on the other hand, is nothing of the sort. It is of the aforementioned talcum-powder consistency, so finely-ground, that when you try to shake it out from such a perforated-lid jar, it either doesn't come out at all ( due to its tendency to clump inside the jar ) or, when it does come out, it flies all over the place, like a dust-storm. You end up wasting quite a bit of it in this manner, since it goes everywhere, except where you want it to. I wasted the money on the purchase of this, as well as for a 16-oz. pack of what was it's talcum-powdered equivalent in the "Onion Powder" category ( "Frontier Natural Products White Onion Powdered" - SKU # SKU# 089836001696 - on the other hand, if you prefer the granules, as I do, then you can get the same company's excellent product, labeled as "Frontier Natural Products White Onion Granulated" - SKU # 089836001689 with no surprises in store for you -- at lease THIS company has the decency to distinguish between "Powdered" and "Granulated" -- which is more than I can say for the other companies, who simply throw the title "Powder" or "Powdered" and leave you guessing, as to what you're actually purchasing ). My advice? If you like the granules, stick to Badia brand, and save yourself a bundle of money, while getting the consistency you expect -- or, if you prefer to waste your money insanely, while still getting the granule consistency, go for the Simply Organic Garlic Powder, and spend $5.09 ( as of this date ) on 3.64 oz."
"This product has become a staple in our household. It is the best priced bulk garlic and very potent. We use it like most people use salt and sugar. I'm sure it's the reason we never get colds. No self respecting germ would invade our garlic saturated systems."
"I don't use a whole lot of spices, but I do use a lot of garlic. The price of buying individual shaker bottles just got to expensive. I decided to buy the bulk pound and am very happy with the quality and the price. My local health food store was double or triple this price."
"I was very surprised to discover that this garlic powder was the consistency of flour--a very very fine, very soft powder. Usually when I buy garlic powder, I expect it to be a bit more granular. It still tastes good, but I don't think I like the consistency for when I sprinkle it on the outside of baked potatoes, or on steaks on the grill--it comes out in a powdery poof."
"I got this once my container of Simply Organic garlic powder ran out (buying bulk is so much less expensive). This powder is much finer than Simply Organics, and I actually prefer that. The flavor was fresh. I will buy again (when and if I ever run out of 1 lb of this stuff!)"
"Except for pudding, I don't think there is anything I don't add it to when cooking! May I just suggest you include a shaker of some kind (with small holes) for tabletop use. This would deem this product perfect!"
Brand is great, but don't like the powdered form..
August 10, 2013
"I mistakenly ordered the garlic Powder- rather than the Starwest garlic Granules, as I usually do. This is a great company, we and others I know order their products regularly. It's just that personally, I totally Prefer the garlic Granules form of garlic over the powdered form. The Starwest seasonings and other products are great quality, economical, and offer a variety of products in the larger 1# bags. I Highly recommend their products, it is just that I find the Garlic Granules a much better choice, easier to use and also to control the amount when cooking than the powder."
"I was pleasantly surprised on how good and delicious this garlic is. When I ordered it, I thought it was the fine granular product, but in fact it is a very fine white powder almost like bread flour consistency. After trying and using it, I now prefer this texture and grind. It has ha very fresh taste, easy to use and shake/pour and dissolves very quickly on wet food items. Store well too in its re-sealable bag."
"This garlic powder is a very fine powdery product, but I love it ,it has a strong garlic taste to it & I find because it is so fine that it stays & goes on your food a lot better than others ..Being all Italian I definitely recommend this & will be ordering again ..."
"Love everything about it except the bag doesn't seal. Quality control dropped the ball on this one. I've had several other Starwest spice bags that wouldn't seal as well. A good seal is vital to keeping the spices fresh. Why even have the seal if it doesn't work? I give it only 3 stars because this problem has yet to be resolved, otherwise it would be 5."