iHerb Customer Reviews
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The manufacturer of this product (Parry Nutraceutical) is a PURE ORGANIC manufacturer! Our new organic Spirulina is Certified under the US Pharmacopoeia Ingredient Verification program, has a HACCP - Food Safety Standards Certification by BVQI, is certified Kosher and Halal by BVQI, and has ISO 9001 (quality certification) & ISO 14001 (certified compliance with environmental practices, the only spirulina production facility to have earned this certification) quality certifications by BVQI. IMO has independently certified this spirulina as Organic as per USDA/NOP-Final Regulations, and Naturland has certified the product as vegetarian (to the ‘vegan’ standard).
Parry has 20 years experience in growing algae products and also produces natural beta-carotene and astaxanthin. They evolved from a family-owned, indigenous business.Source for the above information:NowFoods
Posted by Reviewer1117834 on Oct 13, 2010
Oh wow...this stuff is aweful. I tried to put it into everything I could to hide the taste. I know it is good for us, but I had to finally throw it away.
You better put it in capsules!!
Posted by Reviewer1051883 on Sep 29, 2010
The stuff is gross
Tasted like Horse Manure
Posted by Reviewer3154371 on Jan 05, 2009
I don't know about the rest of the reviewers here, but the product I received tasted like it was grown on horse manure. Totally repulsive. I was rather disappointed!
One Star For Taste!
Posted by Reviewer1991512 on Sep 26, 2010
I have been reading about the amazing benefits of spirulina and was keen to add it to my daily regimen. Most of the reviews on iherb have been overwhelmingly positive, so I took the plunge and ordered this product. Upon opening the bottle, I was first struck by the color - very much like powdered frog skin...yum! Then, after the initial whiff, I peeled myself off the floor to take stock of what I'd just purchased. I have horses, and this stuff really does smell like horse poo. But everyone said it was so good! So I added a tablespoon to my very powerful homemade juice. OMG - the horror was too great to describe! I had to hold my nose to finish it, but the aftertaste nearly made me lose the will to live. I shall try the capsules next, as I completely give up on this monstrosity of taste.
Ahh. The aroma of excrement
Posted by Reviewer1268840 on Apr 01, 2016
Perhaps I got a unique stinky jar, because otherwise it is hard to imagine people rating this stuff highly. It was not so bad that I could not use it, mixed in a smoothie with a bunch of greens and fruit. but every time I dipped my spoon in to get some, it would hit me. I finally decided to throw the rest away and go back to the Hawaiian spirulina I have used before trying this.
A big disappointment
Posted by Reviewer2761534 on Jul 11, 2011
I got a jar of this after finishing a jar of Now Foods non-organic spirulina powder. Oh no, oh dear. If you've lived in the country you may know that smell in the spring time when farmers spread cow manure on fields before the growth season. Well, that's what my jar of this product smells like. And as always, aroma is equal to flavor. In this case it's really musty. I'm now trying to come up with combinations of edible things that would cover that taste as well as ever possible when mixed together, pffffttt...
Posted by Reviewer1929581 on May 23, 2012
Terrible, tastes like pig manure smells! Will never buy it again! Buy only Now Foods Hawaiian Spirulina!
Posted by Reviewer1098421 on Jul 07, 2008
Absolutely hate the product. The natural spirulina is good, but this organic stuff is horrible
Posted by Reviewer1650627 on Jun 12, 2012
Did not like the taste of this product...ended up throughing it in the trash.
Posted by Reviewer1150050 on Jun 23, 2012
this is the worst thing i have ever tried. it smells bad and tastes awful, i think i will have to throw away the box. i think i rather prefer pills