My first time trying these I loved them, and decided to purchase some online. If the ones I purchased, this is the first one I made, and the consistency was very unappealing. After adding the wine and water and mixing, there were a lot of large clumps at the bottom. After trying to break them up and failing, I took them out of the pitcher to realize that they were actually gellatenous, and would not break up in order to dissolve, and i could actually roll them up into balls or flatten them. Hopefully I don't have the same experience with the other 11 I purchased.