I am not a huge fan of straight up water so these are great for me. I use them on hikes or sometimes when I am at my desk and I can take down any more plain water. The taste is not super strong which is good because I don't want the more syrupy gatorade-like taste. Also, you don't get as strong of the salty electrolytey taste as do with other sport-type drinks. I personally like the orange and the citrus flavors the best (hard to screw up citrus). The other flavors are not bad by any means.