Amazing Thai 7 Spice, not 5 spice as per 1 STAR
As the 1 star review states this is 5 spice I feel they are mixing this up with Chinese 5 spice, this is Thai 7 spice and packs a punch in the flavour corner, slap this on your rib-eye steaks with a touch of oil and you will never want to buy any other spice blend. It is amazing
Too much sugar and salt
This is not the 5 spice I know and love. It has the five spices but the main ingredient is sugar (!) and there is also a fair bit of salt + a few other things, It is packaged as a seasoning which on reflection might suit some situations but just awful if added as an ingredient to a Chinese meal unless you want loads of extra sugar and salt. As much as I like star anise it rather dominates the other spices in this mix. I guess it must be to the tastes of others just not me.