I was planning to make shrimp gumbo. I went to every upscale store in town and no one had gumbo file powder so I ordered it from My Spice Sage. Unfortunately, it took over a week to get the product so my gumbo had no file. However, their products are fresh and flavorful, better than spices I would buy in local stores.
I am not a experienced gumbo cook nor have I used a great bit of file in my past. That being noted, I really like the quality of this product over what I picked up in the grocery store. It is rich in aroma in it's own state and smells very fresh. I would buy again.