I began using this product as I needed to reduce my sugar intake for health reasons. Initially I found it had a hint of an aftertaste, but now I no longer notice any difference between this and sugar (I only use it in drinks). My husband, however, describes it as my "vile poison", a description some reviewers here would obviously relate to. Like most foods, it's down to personal taste, so if you can find anywhere to try it our first, you could save yourself a few pounds. Personally, I'm very happy to have lost the two teaspoons spoons of sugar in my hot drinks without any withdrawal symptoms and if I have no alternative but to use sugar, I have found that now one spoonful is enough.