I am 70 years old. I have always hated black eyed peas. They always taste like chalk. Family and friends for years have tried to get me to eat them, with no luck. No matter the recipe, the cook, or anything else, and dish that was primarily black eyed peas always tasted like chalk. I could eat a soup that had a few peas in it, but never anything that was primarily black eyed peas. This changed when I ate some of your black eyed peas! No chalky taste at all! Very tasty peas. Wife used the recipe on the bag and it is delicious! Only your brand from now on, for all our dried peas and beans!