Opa (Grandfather in German) Helmut's Rub - Tasty Traditional German Spice Blends - has roots dating back to 1875 when Wilhelm von Cram began to develop spice blends to complement meat sold in his butcher shop. Over the decades, regional culinary influences from Provence, Poland and Russia found their way into the mixes and today Opa Helmut's Rub have evolved into a blend of fresh herbs and spices that enhance and transform meats and sausages into delectable dishes. Astrid Senior, Opa Helmut's Rub purveyor, rediscovered her great grandfather's spice blends and has adapted the unique blends beyond meats and includes mixes for vegetables dishes and salad dressings. The spice mixes and recipes offer cooks a new direction to create beef, pork, fish and poultry dishes using traditional old world blends that are tailored to modern tastes. Opa Helmut's Rubs available spice mixes conclude: Original, Rustic, Burger Mix, Herb Garden, Barbeque and Karneval. All spice blends are gluten free, all natural, no preservatives and no MSG.