I have almost nothing against this great sanitizer. The coconut fragrance is the thing, that really made me buy and try this product and frankly, I am pleasantly surprised what ~company name~ done with it. Very natural, "accurate" (non intrusive) and pleasant. It dries off quickly and doesn't leave strong, unpleasant smell afterwards. During the time I used 2 bottles, I did not observe any unusual dryness of my hands - that is all I can and need to say about it.
The purpose of hand sanitizers is very simple, but also quite important in countless cases, but with this this nice touch of Coconut, they've won me over!
The only thing I would probably change is the spraying mechanism. - I like "Dr. Bronner's Magic" better - it's a tad more powerful and precise. It's also a bit easier to press.
You have to put much more than the dosage stated on the container to "fool" yourself, that you are drinking an actual coffee. And even then it's not that convincing. I had better expectations about the taste, but unfortunately this product is not my cup of tea, or in this case - cup of coffee...
Last time I tried it mixed with Made Labs' Cafeceps and it was fine, but I don't see much sense in such "mix" apart from experimentation.
Another unfortunate fact, is that due to the products, from which this is made - it also contains Gluten, a substance I would like to keep away from my system, when possible.
Then again, I am not a coffee snob and I can't provide expert opinions about coffee, but I seriously doubt, that ANY coffee enthusiast will like this one, since the thing, that made the biggest impression on me is the weak flavor.
For *my* casual use, this just doesn't fit in. That's all.
I love Goji. If I could, I would eat its fresh "version" every day, but where I live, that's not possible right now. That's the reason I've been buying this over six times now. They are great with yogurt, cereal etc. , but at least to me, they are even better eaten by themselves. Unfortunately 2 times I purchased those, there was something wrong with their taste and texture. It is hard to describe, but they were harder and unpleasant to eat - after I ate a handful, I could feel my stomach's acidity level increase. Quite annoying feeling. The rest of my Goji orders were alright, but these two "problematic" ones were worthless to me and I had to throw them away.
The strange thing is, that according to the expiration date listed on the package, those two still had a lot of months to go. Obviously the bad taste is due to reasons other than expiry.
If you wonder why I didn't contact iHerb to return them - the shipping price would've been too much for me to consider it worthwhile.
With that said, this really is a wonderful product, much better, than any I've tested so far, but only if you receive the ones you should a 100% of the time - fresh and soft ones!
The two main reasons I decided to take enzyme supplement are:
- To improve digestion
I went for this one, because well, it's plant based and appreciate that fact, especially after I learned what are the sources of other animal based enzymes. Yuck!
Another good fact is, that the formula is quite "generous" and well balanced, at least on paper.
When I started my "trial" I rarely exceeded 1 capsule per day, several days I took 2/day. My main reasoning behind this decision is because the last thing I want is to put to sleep my natural enzyme production. I am not sure, if higher dosages of those can cause such "reaction", but I don't want to take any chances. My hopes were to kick start the natural process, not to rely on the pills to replace the process.
Now, that I am finishing the bottle (it took a pretty long time for that), I can conclude the following:
- I didn't experience reduced bloating after a meal. I suspect my problem is due to gas and to experience relief from it I would probably need the animal-based pancreatic enzyme.
- Any noticeable improvement in the digestion wasn't "observed" either.
The good news is, that if it didn't do me any good, at least it wasn't harmful either.
Needless to say, I won't be buying this item again, but don't feel discouraged to try it out yourself, you may have different results.
Bad taste (no vanilla) and too alcoholc - Worthless!
Posted on Sep 18, 2012
Purchased at iHerb
I've tried putting it into my cereal and baked good and it not only did NOT make them have vanilla flavour, but also spoiled them! It had too strong alcoholic taste and some "flavour" that I am not sure what it is, but it's NOT good. Waste of money.
I had a hard time finding really authentic paprika in its spice form.
Then once more, I turned to iHerb with the hope to find the needed product. This was about a year ago and back then, I believe that they didn't yet carry this one and I was "forced" to buy the paprika powder, that Starwest Botanicals makes. When it arrived I discovered the disappointing fact, that the paprika was actually very spicy. That by itself isn't bad, but it wasn't pointed out on the container and therefore at the listing, and since I can't eat spicy food, it was basically useless to me. Of course I didn't have to throw away new and perfectly good product just because I can't consume it, so I gave it to a friend, that can enjoy it.
So my "deprivation" of genuine sweet paprika powder continued till several months later, when I decided to search iHerb to see, if they did update their seasoning inventory. Fortunately, they did and had this one, which I bought shortly and after seasoning several dishes I made - I loved it.
Finally! Reputable product, that tastes and feels right.
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