Distinct sunflower seed smell and taste. A little gritty and not entirely smooth. The oils do separate so you'll have to give this a good stir everytime you open the jar. I have no qualms about this product, its a relatively good seed butter for everyday consumption.
Posted by 5064402881097395309 on Oct 10, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Used to enjoy conventional gochujang but had trouble finding one that doesn't contain HFCS after being aware that most gochujang seems to contain it. Delighted with the taste of Annie Chun's - good strong flavor with plenty of kick from the red pepper. It's also sweet from the brown sugar. Add a little more sweetener and stir in toasted sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds for delicious sauce for Bibimbap.
This soap is an olive green and has a rather musty smell to it. It's also actually a lot smaller than I'd expected. I've only just received it and used it once so far. The smell is undiscernible in the shower and you won't smell of it. It lathers well and I loved how it left my skin squeaky clean but WITHOUT THE DRYNESS. This is the second natural soap I've used next to Dr Bronner's and I found the latter really drying and still quite harsh on my skin. This soap wasn't like that at all and I'm glad I'm able to enjoy using natural products that also feel good on my skin. The only qualm I have is that it is rather costly. I might try using other natural soaps.
The first time I tasted it straight (just to see what its like) I was pretty put off by the strong rice-y aftertaste. It's sweetness is also very very mild. I suppose the extra flavor that comes with the rice syrup boosts the flvor profile of whatever you put it into so you may be less inclined to need so much sweetness. I'd say it works great as a sweetener in small amounts. Say to sweeten drinks or sauces and dressings. In large amounts it would most likely change the taste of your final product. I've used it to make coconut oil chocolates which was basically coconut oil, cocoa powder and brown rice syrup. It produced an intensely flavored chocolate that's not too sweet and the rice taste wasn't discernible too. I would definitely use this in place of refined sugar but flavor-wise I think I prefer palm/coconut sugar.
Posted by 5064402881097395309 on Feb 17, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I use this on my face since I heard sunscreen for body is basically the same as for face (just much cheaper). Also I got it as I recently started exfoliating with a glycolic acid cream. It is working well so far. It is quite thick so you may need to spend some time working it into the face. It also makes my face very shiny so if I'm not wearing foundation that day I will follow up with loose face powder to cut the shine.
Posted by 5064402881097395309 on Jun 02, 2015 | Verified Purchase
A good soap but what I really like about it is its ergonomic shape which makes it easy to pick off a flat surface. Most other soaps are flat which make them stick and difficult to peel off whatever surface you left them on when they've dry.
Posted by 5064402881097395309 on Dec 17, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I bought this just to fill up order to hit free shipping, but now that I've received it, and sampled some of it, I am absolutely jumping for joy. As a vegan, I've not been able to eat marshmallows for a long time now, and these just allowed me to relive that part of my childhood. They're exactly how marshmallows taste - fluffy, light, and mildly sweet. They come in the regular size so am thinking of cutting them up and tossing into my occasional dandelion latte. I have not tried roasting them yet but I can't see how you could go wrong with these.
I bought this together with Very Dark Chocolate bar. This one tastes the same except its less sweet. People often complain about chocolate being somewhat unpalatable at higher percentages but this was no less unpleasant compared to the 71% bar (this one is 80). The sourish notes also tend to be more discernible in this bar. All in all, if you prefer a bar thats less sweet go for this one. If not, go for the Very Dark bar.
I really liked this. Reminded me very much of Oolong tea. The tea comes in the form of little dry twigs which you boil in water for about 5 minutes so it does require a bit of preparation compared to the kinds that you steep in hot water. For the price I would buy this again and again.
Posted by 5064402881097395309 on Jan 22, 2013 | Verified Purchase
As do a lot of other tahini brands, this really separates and the bottom gets stuck to the jar. Taste is really smooth and perhaps the least bitter/best tasting I've had so far comparing with 2 other brands. I did wonder or suspect however (despite the only ingredient used being sesame seeds), whether the lack of bitterness was due to there being more neutral tasting oil added to the sesame paste. For the price though, I think I would stick with a local organic brand that costs less and imo separates less.