We were unable to travel to the southwest this year due to pandemic concerns, so it was order by mail or do without. I was skeptical about how ristras would ship, but my two 24" ristras came through just fine with minimal breakage. I am very pleased. After shopping around, I chose Sichler's for a fair price and a good selection of sizes. I cook with my chilis, but I have not had a chance to taste this batch yet. However, there will definitely be enchiladas on the table before Christmas!