Before last year I never realized there was so much difference between grocery store garlic and the fresh local grown stuff.
I forget the name of this but I remember the farmer saying it was some of the "hot" garlic.
It was much spicier and delicious. At first I was hesitant about paying over $10 a pound for garlic. But "Oh Baby, this is some good stuff". I am fortunate that like myself, my wife loves garlic with almost anything I cook.
These are some bulbs I got from a farm about a mile down the road from work.
Next week at the farmers market I am getting more from a local organic farmer who grows several different varieties.