Recently, I've been noticing that I don't like the flavor of the taco seasoning packets in the store. The flavor is just off. I decided to go in search of a good homemade taco seasoning and found this one on allrecipes.com It is wonderful. This makes the same amount as a packet of taco seasoning from the store. It does have a kick from the red pepper flakes, but you can leave that out if you don't want any heat. I've made several of our favorite Mexican dishes with this seasoning and the flavor is fantastic. We both prefer it to the store bought stuff.