The taste, at least of the orangevanilla, is excellent. Reminds me of a creamsicle. The only improvement I can think of is the packaging. Perhaps a smaller, zip-lock bag would be more environmentally friendly.
I use Hammer Recoverite after every long ride, intense training session, or race. Maybe the best thing about this product is how easy it makes my first step of recovery. This gives me exactly what I need in my first 30 minutes of recovery. I take the canister with me to races. Super easy to mix it up and chug it down in the parking lot after the race.
I bought a packet first and then saved it. One day I had a long ride and was really tired, so I mixed the packet with water and drank it. My energy returned and as it said, either eat a meal in one hour after drinking (which I did) or have another packet. In talking with fellow cyclists, I found some were putting this product in their water bottle, so now I do that. In my waterbottle I put half pure juice, half water and almost a full scoop of recoverite. As most rides have a lot of elevation gain, this makes the difference. I have a full scoop in water when I get home and the rest of the day is not lost trying to recover. I bought the strawberry.