I wanted to try the three-packet sample before committing to a full canister so I could A. figure out if I liked the product at all, and B. which flavor I preferred. I ended up really enjoying the mocha and caramel flavors (the vanilla latte was fine, just not a particularly distinctive taste). It's a protein powder, so I'm not here to tell you it tastes just like an iced coffee you can get from a shop (or even that you make at home), but it is a reasonable enough facsimile to be a good morning or post-workout choice. Using about 13 oz. of water, I found the consistency to be pretty close to the bottled Starbucks Frappuccino drinks you can find at a store, and while it's not as creamy as those kinds of drinks (it's just powder and water, after all), it still had a substantial mouthfeel. And from an energy standpoint, I was really pleased - no jitters, but good long-lasting energy that got me through a whole morning without another cup of coffee. I usually can't pull that off even when I start with a commercial energy drink. And zero crash whatsoever, which is always a plus.