To me, this bar doesn't smell bad and it tastes pretty much like I expected it to. I was actually very pleasantly surprised : ) The veggie flavours do come through, but they are perfectly offset by the sweeter fruit flavours. Due to illness, this bar is one of the few that I can safely eat and enjoy. I've tried many a fruit/veggie bar the past, and, although the flavour is often good, the bar is so chewy that lots of it gets stuck in my teeth, and that's a huge deterrent from eating it on-the-go/in public. This bar, however, has a great texture; it's chewy, yes, but rarely do I experience any "teeth sticking" issues, and I'm more than comfortable packing one or a few to eat on-the-go/out in public! : ) I wanted to write this review so that others might be encouraged to order at least one to try it for themselves, especially if they've been deterred by the previous negative reviews. If so, I hope the bar is enjoyed. If not, at least it's not super expensive!