This is one of my favorite soy beverages. No funky smell. No weird after taste. I can use it in coffee or tea without it ruining the flavor. All the times I used it, it has never curdled. I've also used in recipes successfully like casseroles,muffins, breads and cakes. I like tht it has a lot of vitamins in it: vitamins A, D,C B6, B12, calcium, iron and potassium. It's also a natural source of estrogen. This is a great product if you struggle with lactose intolerance. Drinking Trader Joe's Soy Essential Soy Beverage is definitely healthier for your heart than drinking dairy milk. It's part of being heart healthy. It's important to be heart smart!