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Poll Results: BEST Flavor of Fermented Blue Ice Cod Liver Oil?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Arctic Mint
  • 2% (1)
    Chocolate Cream
  • 35% (12)
    Cinnamon Tingle
  • 23% (8)
    plain, unflavored
  • 2% (1)
    Fruit Attack
  • 2% (1)
    Mediterranean
  • 17% (6)
    Oslo Orange
  • 14% (5)
    Salty Cod
34 Total Votes  
post #41 of 54
Alright, I voted. Now I've only had Salty Cod and Cinnamon, but I'm voting on the idea here. I picked Salty Cod. Why? Because it was straight up. Cinnamon was cinnamon AND a hefty dose of fermented fishyness and the tastes just did not jive at all. Salty Cod tastes exactly as you expect - salty fishy fermentedness. No unexpected sliver of hope that is shattering upon tasting. If I get something "cinnamon" flavored my brain thinks cinnamon and is very distressed when it's really just a cinnamon hint in a vat of fermented cod liver oil. I deal much better with salty cod as a "flavor." Too bad they've discontinued it. Heh.
post #42 of 54
The blog at Green Pastures says they are discontinuing the Salty Cod since it's so easy for customers to just add Sea Salt to their serving of Plain. So it's still an option.
post #43 of 54
OK, we got our order with the fermented CLO gummy fish and also a bottle of fermented unflavored.

My boys (4 & 6) and I liked the gummy fish, but they requested that we cut them in half next time as they are 2 inches long and they tried to eat them in one bite. My husband ate one and said, "there are just some things you can't hide and CLO is one of them"

I felt like they had a bit of a fishy flavor, but the cinnamon was seriously strong and I thought they were totally doable!

Next I'll try the plain...maybe salting it.
post #44 of 54
I'm back to add more commentary about the gummy fish and the plain FCLO in case anyone needs help deciding.

I am *really* happy with the plain FCLO! I thought I would hate it, I really did...after all, why would they make all of the flavors if the plain was OK, right? Well, I have been putting a large crystal of salt on my tongue, squirting the FCLO in the back of my mouth, and then sucking on the salt more. The taste is salty and fishy and as a previous poster said, these things *go together* for me. I don't relish it, but honestly, it's MUCH better than cinnamon CLO, licorice lips FCLO, oslo orange CLO, etc that I've used in the past. My four year old (who loves salt and doesn't really mind CLO in general right now) was very happy with the plain + salt.

As far as the gummy fish...the boys are a bit less enthused today, but they both chose the gummy fish over the liquid. However, the 6yo wanted it in two pieces and the 4yo thought that 5 pieces was more manageable for chewing purposes. They are a bit put off by the gummy texture since it doesn't really feel like any of the 'real foods' we eat. They have commented a lot about how "strong" they are and the 4yo says the cinnamon is a little much for his mouth, but they both love cinnamon and they persevered.

For us, these are two great options and I'm glad to have two such very different choices. (Personally I'll take the liquid because it's over faster...)
post #45 of 54
Okay, so I finally voted... cinnamon tingle ALL THE WAY!!! We had HVCLO in oslo orange and I did not take it my WHOLE pregnancy (I know, TERRIBLE!!!!) because I would gag and puke. I did not taste a hint of orange in it. My 2 yr old, on the other hand, drinks it and BEGS for it, so she's cool with the orange one. We just got cinnamon fermented and I took some and all I tasted was cinnamon, and it didn't even SMELL like fish (smell was my main issue I think). SO YAY!! My DD is still finishing up our bottle or orange HVCLO, but I'm hoping she likes cinnamon as well. We shall see. At least I can take it now!
post #46 of 54
I finished by Chocolate gel (ugh) and I am taking Oslo Orange w/dd now. Our bottle is almost gone, I don't mind it terribly but why is there like an inch of solid stuff at the bottom? This stuff is expensive!
post #47 of 54
I thought salty cod was gross but it's way more palatable than fruit attack gel!! So I voted salty cod. Haven't had the others yet. Oh, what is the standard dose? I wonder if I've been taking too much.
post #48 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teenytoona View Post
Cinnamon was cinnamon AND a hefty dose of fermented fishyness and the tastes just did not jive at all. Salty Cod tastes exactly as you expect - salty fishy fermentedness. No unexpected sliver of hope that is shattering upon tasting. If I get something "cinnamon" flavored my brain thinks cinnamon and is very distressed when it's really just a cinnamon hint in a vat of fermented cod liver oil.
I just wanted to say that I at this! Thanks for the chuckle.
post #49 of 54
Thread Starter 

Not as bad as I thought it would be!

I bought the Salty Cod on sale, and I've been mixing it into tomato juice and drinking it.

I'm surprised at how much I don't mind the taste. It reminds me of sardines in tomato sauce.

But I'm unclear on the dosage. How much are other people taking? The bottle says to take a little less than 1/2 teaspoon, but Fallon says to take 1 teaspoon. ???
post #50 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by cody'smomma View Post
I just wanted to say that I at this! Thanks for the chuckle.
I love sharing a chuckle. Salty Cod is honest, man, no way around it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rayo de sol View Post
I bought the Salty Cod on sale, and I've been mixing it into tomato juice and drinking it.

I'm surprised at how much I don't mind the taste. It reminds me of sardines in tomato sauce.

But I'm unclear on the dosage. How much are other people taking? The bottle says to take a little less than 1/2 teaspoon, but Fallon says to take 1 teaspoon. ???
That's an amazing idea! It would go great in tomato juice... hmmm wonder how it would be in an extra dirty martini... (only half kidding).

I take 2 mls usually and 3 mls during PMS. Not sure how that measures up to a tsp - it says on the little syringe, just that I'm at work and don't have that on here.
post #51 of 54
I just ordered the orange FCLO capsules. I was doing pretty well taking the unflavored in tomato juice, but then I got pregnant... and now I've started gagging when I try to take it. I keep it down, but just barely!
Is there any reason other than price NOT to take the capsules? Obviously price is a big deal, and I'd like to think that I'll be able to go back to the liquid after these babes are born, but for now I feel like I need to take it any way I can get it down, you know? Sorry if this has been covered before, I couldn't remember!
post #52 of 54
Success!

So, I've only tried Oslo Orange, which is emulsified. My DH and I get a 1/2 teaspoon down fine in a shot of OJ. Only rarely does DH need a raw milk chaser. Ha!

Two-year-old DS has been doing okay, too, but the OJ method with him is hit and miss, because I do find that I need to dilute the FCLO more...so, sometimes it just does not get consumed in the course of a day. In other words, I cannot rely on him getting the full dosage. And in all honestly, I'd like to minimize the juice intake anyway.

All that said...I think we figured it out today. We recently found "The Greek Gods" honey yogurt at our local co-op, and we love it. It is very thick, creamy and RICH in flavor. Today, I mixed DS's daily dose in an ample but modest serving of the yogurt. And he lurped it up! I am so relieved.
post #53 of 54
Man if I had read this thread before ordering my CLO I would have canceled the order. y'all are scaring the daylights outta me!
post #54 of 54
capsule is far superior; I will never go back bwhahahaha
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