Oberle Meats has passed down the same recipes for 5 generations. Not only are these unique recipes, we hand mix each spice batch the day we make our sausage. The flavor you get from fresh ingredients is undeniable. Most companies have their recipes outsourced and have to order large quantities to get good prices. These premixed batches lose their edge over time and require additives such are anti-caking agents and others to preserve freshness and consistency.