In my relentless pursuit for more fiber to help my gastrointestinal needs, I'm now using the Benefiber Stick Packs. The only reason for the switch of the chewables is that I can't always find it at the store. In addition, it was beginning to be a pain to take that, and my calcium, and my magnesium. I found a Benefiber that combined calcium and fiber, but again, I can't always find it. The Stick Packs are the only thing that is always available in the different stores that I go to. For a very short time I was able to find flavored stick packs, which were great, but again, too hard to find. So here I am with the taste-free Stick Packs, and I have to say, they work well and are easy to use, no matter how much I resisted using them. The stick packs resemble any small drink packet that can be added into a bottle of water like you would do with Crystal Light. The packets are relatively small, so can be stored away in your purse or pocket. Pre-measured out ,it's one step easier than the regular powder. You can stir this into almost anything, literally. Not only does it not have a flavor, it also is non-thickening, so you really don't know it's in there. I will admit there are a few little floaties, but I guess I can take that. It's not like mixing up powdered milk or anything (nothing was more gross than the powdered milk my aunt use to mix up for us to drink), as it dissolves really well, and if not for the one or two floaties, you wouldn't know it was in there.. Although you can stir it into soft foods, I don't. I mix one in my hot tea in the morning, then stir in two more at meal times with iced tea or water. I resist pouring it into my diet coke, as something about the carbonation just tells me that would be a mistake. They made a believer out of me, I guess. I didn't want to use this and resisted it, but now that I've been using it, I have to admit how easy it is, that I can't taste it anyway, so there's no reason to insist on the flavored ones, an that it really does work. And besides, it's always available.
South Elgin, IL