As an older out of shape person I have had to hang up the snow shovel and rely on ice melt. Last year I was lucky to find a bag of zero and decided to try it. Instant hit! So this year I knew I was going to use it. Not much mess and it really works. The only draw back I saw was it wasn't available locally but shipped free. Pricy but good. How about west coast warehouses? When I need it I need it.