Used to be good, but now..Yuck!
I have ordered this product many times in the past. It HAD a great flavor (almost a sweet minty taste) and worked quite well. The last bottle tastes like salt. I threw it out and am very leery about buying this again. I know Swanson stands behind their products and if something is wrong they quickly send a replacement as they did with the "Real Cinnamon" without even asking. Being that I never heard anything or received a replacement, I have to imagine this was the intended, disgusting taste. For the record, this is my first negative review of a Swanson product. I'm a loyal customer and sad to have to write this.
June 24, 2014
dgl is great for indigestion it seems to calm my tummy down and has many other beneficial qualities for supporting digestion. I get the kind with peppermint in it because without it I do not like the flavor. I would have rated this product higher but my last two bottles did not taste as good as they usually do and I haven't been able to get a response from Swanson on exchanging the product. I have ordered it for years and the taste has been consistent until my last two bottles. my last bottle tastes so bad I can't take it.
May 30, 2014
Nasty New Taste
I've ordered these for several years and I liked the sweet peppermint taste. I just started a new bottle I bought in Feb 2014 and they are awful tasting. They still have a peppermint smell but as another reviewer noted they have a nasty aftertaste that really stays with you. What happened?! They also have a darker color than the last tablets I ordered. I thought it might be just a bad bottle so opened the second bottle and they were the same. Yuck!
Bring Back the Sweet.
May 26, 2014
Delicious and Effective
DGL by Swanson has a great licorice taste. I dissolve two tablets in my mouth 5-10minutes before meals. It assists my digestion by absorbing surplus stomach acids.
May 17, 2014
Can't be beat
I like the taste better than any other type/brand I have tried. And, as everyone knows, it's almost impossible to beat Swanson's brand price :-)
May 1, 2014
This item would have tasted better without the mint flavoring. After the initial first chews, it tasted nasty. I also got diarrhea and was unable to use.
April 21, 2014
Does the Job
This product delivers as promised, is easy to take and tastes good.
April 7, 2014
These seem to be a great product, but somebody had the bright idea of adding peppermint oil to them, supposedly to make them taste good. It is awful! Peppermint and licorice together equal bitter and almost unbearable! I've decided to keep them rather than go through the process of returning them, but I'll never get these again. The Enzymatic Therapy brand is very good, and I'll stick with them from now on.
March 30, 2014
Great For Tummy And To Relax Too
Hi! This supplement does help my tummy troubles as indicated but I discovered that it also is great for relaxing before bedtime or at any other time. I started with 2 tablets per dose but now use 6. The taste is a mixture of the mint oil it contains with a bit of sourness but I got this sour taste only at the beginning of using it. I highly recommend this product. Remember to eat right and do your own part as well to relax. No supplement can take the responsibility for your health off your hands.
March 26, 2014
Tames Your Tummy
This is the most effective thing I've tried for occasional indigestion. I've been using it for more than a decade and I couldn't imagine being without it when tummy troubles arise.
November 10, 2013
I do not like the new DGL tablets offered by Swanson. They are about one third the size of the original and they are very hard to chew. The original tablets were larger and softer and much easier to chew. The original tablets were tasty. The new tablets taste like hard cardboard.
October 17, 2013
A Great Product!
This is a favorite of mine to take before indulging in anything spicy. A good price too!
May 12, 2013
didnt work for me
I tried this product because it was a slightly better value than the dgl from puritan. What a mistake!! After a couple weeks of use my stomach issues returned. I switched back to puritan and all is good again. In addition I prefer the black licorice flavor offered by the puritan brand. The dgl from swanson has a mint flavor and a much softer texture. Unfortunately it didn't work for me but Swanson was great and refunded my purchase.
May 1, 2013
DGL Licorice (reformulated???)
I have been bying the DGL by Swansons for quite a while. I put up with the taste because it worked! It tasted a little like dirt and a lot like licorice. The other day, when my new vitamin shipment came in, I popped a couple of the DGL tablets into my mouth and was pleasantly shocked and amazed at the new and vastly improved DGL. They taste exactly like...peppermint. I don't taste any dirt or licorice anymore. I can't speak highly enough about the new taste!
January 20, 2013
Has Really Helped Me
I chew 1 or 2 tabs before or after meals and I feel much more comfortable and with less fullness. These tabs have a fresh sweet mint taste at first then a slight licorice taste after you chew them. I lightly chew them with my front teeth so they don't get stuck in my back teeth. I want the product in my stomach not in my teeth. Also, very convenient product as I can chew one anytime. Highly recommend.
January 18, 2013
I love the peppermint taste and know that my body also favors the good effects that God put into the mint.
January 14, 2013
This product was purchased in place of NOW DGL as NOW DGL was out of stock.
It is an excellent product. The flavor is minty and it is as effective if not more so than the NOW DGL.
November 8, 2012
but....... I really don't like the peppermint oil added to the DGL. When I am finished with this bottle I will go back to another brand without this.
December 23, 2011
Happy to see the changes to DGL
Thank you swanson for the changes you made in the taste of the DGL. 5 months ago it tasted like mold and smelled like mildew. And now the cross between Stevia and Peppermint the product is
ideal. Now I can highly recommend this !
September 4, 2011
I think this is a good and effective product. The tablets are easy to chew, are crunchy, naturally sweet and good tasting. They are deglycyrrhizinated so they shouldn't raise B.P. I take for gastrointestinal improvement and found it to be effective. Just don't take more than suggested, I developed headaches when taking more than suggested.
August 13, 2011
Peppermint oil added
Have taken different DGL products for many years. So happy I found Swanson brand last year and have been very pleased with results, flavor and especially the value. However, NOT happy with recent change in formula with addition of pepperment oil. Would prefer licorice flavor over peppermint. Plus, peppermint not good for my particular digestive issue. I will go back to previous brand and pay more.
July 10, 2011
I wouldn't be without this product. Sooths my stomach. Love it.
July 6, 2011
Great Chewable DGL Tabs!
Everything is great about this product, but the taste is due to the peppermint oil! So, if you want it to taste like licorice, you may be disappointed. But if you love peppermint, then you will love these!!!
May 8, 2011
Appreciate this DGL!
One doesn't know just how good an item is until one has to use another brand. Because of poor planning I ran out of Swanson's DGL. I figured I could buy another brand cheaper considering the shipping cost on one item. I did find one a little cheaper -- I thought -- until I got it home and noticed it only had 100 tabs compared to the 180 from Swanson. This was "The leading Brand". It was awful -- bigger tabs, sticky with sucrose (I guess), it gummed up my mortar and pestle (I have to crush my tabs), and I had to take extra doses to settle my stomach. I changed my rating for convenience because the Swanson brand is a lot easier to crush. Stick with Swanson and you will not be disappointed.. BTW I am just a consumer like you; not on the staff or take.
November 28, 2010
Tried a lot, like this one
I have tried several brands and flavors of DGL. The ones with orange flavor bother me, and although I didn't like the flavor of this one at first, I now like it better than the plain DGL (with no added flavor). It's effective and has helped me immensly. Highly recommended, especially for the price!
June 16, 2010