Taste is slightly fake-y on the vanilla, but that's normal for protein powder. This is my first vegan protein powder and overall, I like it, but I wish the flavor was tweaked a little bit. I'm thinking making the fake-vanilla taste a little less overpowering would do the trick. That said, it blended up well into a smoothie and is very filling! I liked the health benefits of the greens blend and will be happy to use this until it runs out. ONE NOTE: The scoop IS included, but may be hard to find. Mine was buried nearly at the bottom of the container and I had to dig it out using a large serving spoon. I think Orgain should consider building a lid that the scoop can snap onto, to make that easier.