I gave this as a gift for my brother-in-law and he said the box was nice but they got about eight spices with about a tablespoon of spice in them. they tried the Raitta spice and were not wowed so I would have to say that I would not buy this box a second time. He felt we probably paid too much for what was actually in the box. I will try a different Spice box for comparison purposes and see how we fare next month. Sorry guys.
I'm so sorry to hear that your brother - in-law didn't enjoy using his spicebox, that's really disappointing.
The idea is that he use the spices alongside the recipe to create a full meal, rather than using them as generic seasonings, this is why they are portioned out accordingly.
I'd be very happy to send him another box to try to see if he prefers it? Just whip us an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get that organised for you!