I think these folks deserve their own post. If you're ever wandering around the northern half of the lower peninsula of Michigan, and find yourself near Alden... be sure to check this place out. It's an old house packed to the gills with spices, seasoning mixes, soup mixes, etc. Also they have a lot of Christmas stuff. And oh, how I LOVE their garlic pepper blend. Yum. I eat it on a lot. Mac & cheese, soups, sweet potatoes with butter, in mashed potatoes... the list goes on. I think you can order direct off their website (which I will have to do soon as I'm *sniff* down to my last garlic pepper) but it's worth a visit once, if you're a fan of spices.
Alden Mill House