These are not authentic grits. They are an abomination of artificial taste and bad ingredients. I love real grits so I buy organic or non-GMO grits and cook them 5 minutes in a pot. Add your own flavor like butter and pepper, milk and honey, or cheese etc.
Guess I have lower standards than you because I like these.
My office does not have a stove nor do most dorm or hotel rooms so this fits my needs.
And as I said, I like them. My total came to $4.22 with my S&S discount so this is a great deal for me.