Ok, to strike preemptive, I usually use fresh garlic, that said...
A couple years ago, when Penzy's opened a store here, I was impressed with the incredible smell of the garlic powder. I bought some, and it wasn't like any other I ever tried. It became a lazy way to impart garlic flavor quickly, and sometimes just to boost a sauce etc.
It was really good.
Earlier this year, they had a sign up to try " Our new garlic". I asked the salesperson why they would change suppliers of what was the best dried garlic. She told me that it supposedly reconstituted better, and tasted more like fresh.
Wrong. I don't know if it's just me, but this stuff is no better than any cheap grocery store brand.
There must be more to why they did this. Did anyone else notice? Anyone know the real reason behind the story?