I do a lot of cycle training so I've used just about everything out there in every possible flavor. 98% of the stuff out there isn't good and some of it is downright terrible. Well this is just about the worst, at least the vanilla flavor, energy gel I've ever had. I just got done with a race where this was given out at the aid stations. It's like getting a mouthful of honey. Waaaaaay too sweet(I'm not one of those diet drink, sugar hating people either). So much so that it had my jaw twitching until I could get a drink to wash it down. I polled others in the race and they all said the exact same thing. My favorite energy gel by the way is GU Cherry Lime, it actually tastes kind of good.