MRC has recently carried two different formulas for its HNS concentrates (the liquids). One is the "old" formula that most people prefer taste-wise, and it comes in a shorter, wider box. The other is the newer formula that comes in taller, slimmer packaging and many people have found the taste of that to be disagreeable. Now we've heard that MRC is going to go back to the original formula totally except for the blue raspberry. To be safe you may want to avoid the tall slender ones and stick to the powders, which never changed, or the originals in the concentrates until the changeover is complete. Some of us like the blue raspberry and some don't, so you may want to ask for a sample before you buy that one.
I mix the concentrates with about 6 ounces of cold water. You can also mix them with Sprite Zero, and you can use them in some of the recipes found in the cookbook. For example, if you heat the grape HNS you can use it like syrup on toast or pancakes. Don't overlook the powders - I love some of them, too, although I use the blender with those.
Last edited by ladystarrider : 07-22-2010 at 10:55 AM.