Now and then gravy from a packet is really convenient. I recently tried both the chicken and beef gravy versions of "Better Than Gravy", and it was really good. In fact it blows other brands out of the water. The gravy tastes pretty close to homemade. I will definitely use go to this brand from now on when I need gravy and won't or can't make it from scratch.
This is the same company that makes "Better Than Bouillon" which is another great product. I rarely buy canned broth anymore, I just make some up using their bases.