as an 87 year old whose people are dedicated Eastern Shoremen I grew in MD using McC's Old Bay for over 55 or 60 years. I have had property on Oak Island for almost 50 years and catching and steaming crabs, shrimp when I discovered Sauer's Chesapeake Seafood Seasoning and I have been a dedicated user for I believe the last 30 years (family considered excommunicating me for my heretical action). I am a dedicated believer in the product. Nuf said. Wish I could buy the 26 ounce container in case lot as there was a pricebreak and it was convenient to have for steaming 8 dozen crabs at a time for family and friends crab feasts and for picking to vacuum seal for winter time. The little containers aare a pain i the shorts but I fill the 26 oz. container when necessary.