Being in college and in cramped apartments for only a year at a time, I never invested in a good spice rack. My options have always been a bit limited but I didn't want my recipe choices to be, too. These little packets are a great way to try new flavors and new dishes without committing to full bottles of each spice. They're convenient to keep on hand, portable, spill proof, and all around a very well thought-out product. They're also a good tool to learn what spices go together to achieve a specific taste so they taught me a lot.