I cannot for the life of me remember life before Penzey's. This store is truly unique. They stock literally hundreds of spices from all around the world. The owners seek out new and interesting combinations and they work to pick the best quality ingredients possible. A friend of the family introduced us to their line of spices on vacation a few years ago and I have been hooked ever since. They have the most delicious salad dressing mixes, particularly the peppercorn Ranch, and their Vietnamese Cinnamon will make you turn your nose up at grocery store versions forever! It is pricey, but a little bit goes a long way and it's so worth it!