Hello All, I have been burning Maine's choice Pellets for about 2 years now. I like them allot for the price. Anyway, I bought about 25 bags this year and burned those for a good month at the beginning of the season. About 2 months ago I started using the ones I bought last year. I was pretty amazed by the color difference in the 2 pellet bags. The ones I bought this year are MUCH lighter than the ones I bought last year. Amazing the difference between pellet color from year to year. I just thought I would share.