The spoons arrived within three days of ordering, packaged well, maybe excessively, in plastic, paper, bubble-wrap and cardboard box. I had been looking for short-handled masala dabba spoons and these are great for sugar, salt, coffee and tea leaf containers. There are small variations, which are to be expected in hand-made products, and I like them the better for that. The spoons may be a little big (I ordered the tablespoon size) for some containers, but should work for coffee, tea, sugar, etc. I might order the teaspoon size as well. The best thing about them, as my son pointed out, is that if you set them upside down in your containers, they look like plump whales swimming in an ocean of coffee or tea or sugar...! Update: As another customer has reviewed, the sheen disappeared after a gentle wash with mild soap and water. I am now a little disappointed, especially as the product details say 'No polish'.