Well for starters it is Cheaper! Try $0.59 vs. $2-$4 a jar. The aroma from freshly minced garlic vs. that other crap is worth it alone. You can chop fresh garlic, use cloves whole, and mince it using a hand mincer, food processor or for you crafty chefs a chef's knife. I know to some convinence is important, but adding 5 extra minutes to your prep time makes a world of difference to your outcome.