These are very strange! I tried one before giving them to my 2 year old, and almost gagged. I chewed the capsule and it burst open, tasting of orange and fish. I then had the tough, chewy capsule left in my mouth to deal with. It may be a choking hazard; it was really hard to swallow! I did give a capsule to my daughter to try, and it seems like she sucked in the capsule until it dissolved because she was excited to have another one the next day. However, today she must have bit it too soon because she spit out the capsule without getting the rest of the contents. Just beware that these are normal gel capsules (smaller sized) and may still be difficult for youngsters to take. I still give it 3 stars because it's a quality product, just not what I was really expecting.