I stopped buying all brands of store bought shelf spices ever since I discovered the difference in flavor and freshness I get from the product I buy through the www.spicehouse.com
I am slowly eliminating previously store bought spices such as Tones, McCormick etc. from my spice rack. When I need a replacement it now comes from the Spice House.
I have really noticed a difference in my smoking and cooking by using these spices. The flavor is much more pronounced.
Yes it's more expensive, but the trade off in flavor and freshness is well worth it in imo.
In addition to spices the Spice House carrys some very nice blends and rubs that are specific to bbq'ing and smoking along with fresh herbs that I would never find in any store here. As a bonus their customer service is fantastic.