These are definitely worth 'MAIL ORDERING' -- you can't get them in any local stores here. Made a lentil stew (potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onion, garlic and lots of spices) -- these lentils are totally wonderful -- my favorite of all lentils.
These are the best lentils I have ever had. I simply cook up a batch and season with salt pepper. They are so flavorful! The cooking instructions are on the box - basically a one to three ratio of lentils to water and they cook up in about 20 mins.
These lentils really are worth it, and as one reviewer said, there is a difference. We like these in the winter, cooked with some carrots, onion, Roma tomatoes, thyme and chicken apple sausages - and the taste makes you think you're in an old farmhouse in central France, near Le Puy (also known for its handmade lace).
I didn't think this lentil could live up to all the hype. After all, it's just a lentil. Boy...was I wrong. They're nutty, full of flavor and stay firm after cooking. They deserve all the hype. I'm a believer.
We found this lentil wonderful as a side dish served with warmed goat cheese. We've also added it to the Bartolini Umbrian lentils for a delicious soup. Lentils don't get better than this...nutty, rich, delicious.