I figured I'd write a quick little review on these. I was curious and bought a trial pack of these to see if they'd be a good addition to the end of my typical kava drinking night. Basically just to use as a quick booster after all my drinking kava is finished, instead of going through the trouble of squeezing out another shell or two while i'm already pretty rooted. I started with 1 candy on the first night and worked my way up to 3 on the third night. (always after my drinking was finished). I honestly can't say I felt any increase of effects from them at that point, as i'd hoped they would. But, they may have helped prolong the the way I already felt...which is good. Much like the marketing slogans for the product suggest. I found out, for me, this product is best used as quick and easy mild relief from daytime aggravations, prior to having your evening kava. I had a couple left and was getting really annoyed with some tedious work I was doing, so I stopped and ate 'em. Pretty soon, a subtle new outlook washed over me and I was happy and content to put on some music and continue the work. (without punching any holes in the wall ) I would definitely buy them again for this usage alone. I really wish they were available at my local 7-11 or liquore store for quick easy access. Lastly. They taste pretty good considering they contain kava (not that it matters much to us traditionalists ) The price is reasonable, the shipping is quick and the packaging is nice. I think they could easily be 2 or 3 times the strength, but, they certainly do have their place...although I don't think they are capable of reproducing the full kava experience. I wasn't sure what the best method of consumption was, so I just chewed 'em in to small pieces and let them disolve in my mouth for a while and swallowed. The owner has always had a presence on these boards, which is also nice.