California Worms was a company from the past. They were good hand poured worms. I received confirmation a while back, the original owner passed away. What I need/want is the smell/formula. I've heard it a cherry salt-brine. When you open the bag, you know. It doesn't smell bad at all, more like a "Bam" I'll pay a small finders fee for this recipe. Hopefully he didn't let it go to the waste side and someone can help out.