At least for my family it really seemed to help with stopping a cold and preventing it from getting worse. Plus, in my opinion, both the smell and the taste of the syrup are absolutely fine, and not horrible and nasty as the other reviews state.
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 3 2015 | Verified Purchase
I have tried three different companies who produce Sambucus Elderberry syrup and bought this product expecting much better than what was received. It tastes terrible and is messy. My wife and daughter can not take this syrup and I must force it down. I do not have a quantitative measure of how effective it is but seems to be less effective than either of the other brands. I have bought other products produced by California Gold and have been satisfied with them. Based on my past experience I bought 8 bottles. What a mistake! I was surprised this product was as bad for me as it is.
Posted by Ruby64 on January 16 2016 | Verified Purchase
Impossible for me to swallow..... horrible taste, waste of money.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 21 2018 | Verified Purchase
Sorry CGN very disappointed as this is seems to be a dry powder 'tincture' , watery brown and medicine tasting as opposed to a true Sambucus syrup that is thick purple red and tastes like raspberry delicious ! and packed with VitC Any one considering the health benefits of black elderberry please note :Its worth buying SAMBOCAL as its the real thing.
Posted by Thegenesissource on September 14 2016 | Verified Purchase
I didn't read the reviews before I bought it because I have never had an elderberry syrup that didn't taste delicious-this tastes and smells horrible (mildew and smelly socks) and I have tried to force my children to take it to prevent colds but I just can't stand it myself.
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