I was wondering about the caking,I was calling it packing. I just smack the side of the bottle. I'll check it out Thanks! Last year I found the Jalapeno powder and it is $7 for a 6oz bottle but that is a local store brand. But when I started looking at it online I was shocked how much it costs. I had planned to get a dehydrator anyway and my brother has a garden and he gets a 6 pack of plants for cheap, so seemed like a good idea. Shipping them to me and back adds to the cost though but it is our own!