"I was recently at your store and purchaced several different salts and spices. They are amazing. Better than Penzy spices! Coming back this weekend with friends to purchace more for holiday gifts! We live 2 hours away and your store is worth the trip! Thank you! "
- Dyan O.
"We love the spices and blends at Galena Garlic Company so much that we decided to include a few of them in the welcome baskets for our wedding guests. We love the Galena Garlic Blend, the Halftime Chili and the Hawaiian Sea Salt. They give our recipes such a unique, exotic and delicious taste. The founder, Laszlo, also went out of his way to personalize the spices for us, even renaming the Halftime Chili to “Kuna Chili” (our last name!) Our guests have been raving about the spices as well and keep ordering more directly from the store! We are lifetime customers. Thanks Galena Garlic. "
- Wedding Day Rave.
"There are lots of companies just ‘doing business’ but Laszlo and Matt and the folks at Galena Garlic put their hearts into what they are creating. They genuinely care about their customers who come to their store, visit their kiosks or order online through www.galenagarlic.com. It shows in how they treat folks they encounter that they want everyone to enjoy cooking, have confidence in the kitchen and to have fun living and bringing people together over a good plate of food. It shows in their products that they are involved in every step of creating a first class blend, spice, rub or salt. They enjoy what they do and that comes through when you taste any of their products So Papa Laszlo and Galena Garlic Company, thank you for bringing back so many great memories of my grandparents and the fun times they gave everyone. Your generous spirit and zest for life make you ‘top notch’ as my grandfather used to say. "
- Your biggest fan in Ohio.
"I have visited Galena Fair several years and the last couple years I look forward to, as I call them "The Garlic Guys", they are so funny!! The store on Main street is inviting...I was there last week and was introduced to some additional products beside the wonderful spices...The Black Bean Soup & Lavender Olive Oil - Both are Fabulous!! One of my favorite rubs is the Zesty Garlic Blend, I use it in everything, literally; salads, soups, season all types of meat/fish and one of my all time favorite recipe is adding this 1 and only ingredient to mashed avocado (my secret) which makes the best Guacamole!! Great Store, Great People..Thanks and see you soon! "
- Nancy M. .
"I love Garlic and was recently introduced to your store. Thank You!!!! Your products have added so much to my kitchen! The family is excited about food again. "
- Melissa C. .
"My husband loves this stuff for steaks! It's a perfect blend with just a little kick. He makes me stock-up every fall when I attend the Galena Country Fair and we use it all through the grilling season. I have found that it's a perfect gift for family and friends that are big steak eaters too. "
- Michele : Iowa City, IA.
"The Coffee BBQUE Rub is the best, and so addicting! It works on pork, steak put it on for 30 minutes then grill. Everyone who has tried it is surprised by the great taste. I have used it for 3 yrs and still addicted to it. "
- Howard K. : Chicago, IL.
"My husband received a sample of it when he was on a field trip there with our son. Didn't think much of it sitting up in the cupboard. Last night I threw together 1lb of hamburger meat, mushrooms, the seasoning, tad of apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, ketchup, mustard and sugar. Wow, didn't know what I was making, but it's delicious. It could be taco meat or a bbq on a bun. This product is awesome. "
- Anon. : Rockford, IL.
"We found the Garlic Company on our honeymoon and just love the their products. The Hunters Steak and Game (seasoning) is fantastic on many meats that we have tried, steak, deer meat, pork chops, liver and even fish. We have not really used it as a rub only as a seasoning. The flavor it adds to meat is just wonderful, it enhances the meats natural flavor. "
- Allen and Sara G. : St. Joseph, IL.
"Galena Garlic is terrific! The blends are sensational. My husband and I cook with the sea salts and garlic blends every night. The blends add a great flavor to our fish and chicken dinners. A couple of our favorites are the Bloody Mary Mix and the Coffee BBQ blend. You are going to be amazed at the taste. Trust me, you are going to love Galena Garlic. You can even order the blends online. It's a little taste of heaven. "
- Lisa A : Anchor/Producer - Comcast Network.
"I was recently in Galena for a wedding and my girlfriend and I happened into your store. We both immediately loved it. Being Italian I already have small bits of garlic floating through my bloodstream and finding a place that is that devoted to not only garlic but just good, quality ingredients was refreshing. Here at home my girlfriend raves about the balsamic vinegar and I used the three blend mixes I got, at least once a week. I love your store and am looking forward to receiving packages from Illinois for many years to come. "
- Cheers, Shawn E and Danielle G : Augusta, Ga.
"I want you to know how much I appreciate having your wonderful products in my kitchen. Two weeks ago I catered a dinner party for 50 guests and my client wanted barbecued chicken. I used your Barbecue Garlic Blend as the main ingredient for the sauce and it was a huge hit! "
- Bon Appetit, Chef Mary.
"As a Chef and a frequent visitor to Galena I was psyched when this store opened. It is a gem of a store that is surrounded by many touristy nick-nack shops. Laszlo and his staff are very helpful and excited about their products. I am a big fan of flavored oils and sea salt and this place never disappoints with the selections. Like other customers I always end up leaving with more than I purchased, with the owner himself giving me free products to sample and taste. As a business owner myself this is a great way to keep customers coming back for more. I highly recommend stopping by this store (you can't miss it, he always has the door open and cool music playing on the stereo. And half the block smells like garlic). His salutation is funny as well "Have A Garlic Day!"
- Chef Alekka : Chicago, IL.
"Love making your food explode with flavor - The Galena Garlic company is the place to go! My husband and I have been shopping at the Galena Garlic Company for a little over 2 years now. We live in Chicago and own a second home in the area and we can't say enough about the place. The blends are fantastic. My favs are the Cheddar Potato Spice, Roasted Garlic & Wild Mushroom Spice, Napa Valley Rub, Galena Garlic Blend (to die for in potato's) and Papa Laszlo's Steak Seasoning. The Strawberry Balsamic is another one of my latest favs-you must try it! The staff is friendly and the owner is a riot. You get taste everything in the store and they make great gift packages. It's definitely the one store I visit every time I'm in town and one of the only stores that my husband actually enjoys spending time in. "
- - Stephanie : Chicago, IL.
"Hi this is Tom from Restaurant Radio Chicago....if you haven't been to Galena Garlic yet...what are you waiting for??..This place is really redefining cooking!...what a great place to visit...rubs and spices from all over...you can really use your imagination here....experiment with different spices, rubs and sea salt to make your dish special....you should also check out their web...some really great gift ideas....Galena Garlic made me a believer! "
- - Tom Riboletti : Restaurant Radio Chicago.