The beautifully balanced flavors of Star Anise, Szechuan Peppercorns, Fennel, Clove, and Cassia merge to create one of the world's great spice blends. It engages all the palate as only the classic five component blends can. The Chinese are known to use this mixture on everything from pork to cookies. (It's also a great addition to fudge, brownies or shortbread, too.) Try adding Chinese Five Spice to your next stir-fry or rub it on duck with a bit of Sea Salt prior to roasting. Delight your family and friends with Chinese Five Spice Apple Cake or Chinese Five Spiced Apple Carrot Pie. This is an ancient classic also used in the cuisine of Vietnam and all over Southeast Asia. This blend is salt free.