McCormick Gourmet Chives are freeze-dried at peak freshness to preserve the flavor and color of fresh chives. A member of the allium family, they have a mild onion flavor with a hint of garlic, making them a wonderful addition to many dishes. Picture a baked potato with sour cream and a sprinkling of bright green chives and you have an idea of this herb’s value in the kitchen. They’re a classic in a French omelet or mixed with cream cheese for bagels. Chives add delicate flavor to vegetables, sauces and compound butters. They make a vibrant green garnish for deviled eggs, potato salad and dips. Pro Tips: Use 1 tsp. freeze-dried chives for 2 tsp. chopped fresh chives. Keep the container away from light and tightly sealed when not in use.