I like these because they are formulated so that you do not have to take in half a bottle (or more) of water in order to reap the carbohydrate absorption and prevent gut issues. I got the Double Expresso flavor with caffeine, which I think tastes pretty good. I don' t prefer overly fruity/sweet flavors in sports hydration & nutrition. The packets are just right for jersey pockets and are easily to consume one-handed. Great stuff all around.