I bought these things at Trader joes'. NEVER EVER will I eat Ginger again in any form!!Supposed to be good for your Stomach, Pah!!Fortunatly I had a few samples of lotronix left that I was keeping around for a rainy day. lotronix is the pain killer of choice, which is all it really did for me. I post this just as an example of the contradicory nature of this affiction. what many say helps with there digestive problems seems to make many of us worse. like eating alot of carbs. I guess its that IDIOT dr Wiel who has the worse advice reguarding IBS that I have ever read. "Increase Carbohydrate's and eat ginger" At least for my paticular form of IBS. Go Atkins!!