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This is a taste question for those of you taking fermented cod liver oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 02, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I'm about to order some fermented cod liver oil. But I wasn't sure what flavor was best.

I've tried normal cod liver oil in the past and I can't help but gag at the strawberry flavoring.

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on March 07, 2012
at 07:09 AM

I thought the ginger was way better than the orange -- gak! But they're all pretty yuk. You just get used to them. :)

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on May 20, 2011
at 08:23 PM

Okay I got my fermented cod liver + butter oil cinnamon flavor. It actually tastes pretty good. No gagging at all. I like that it is paste-form which is psychologically easier to eat than just plain oil. It goes great with my morning coffee because of the cinnamon taste. :)

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on May 03, 2011
at 08:22 AM

The syringe really helps. The taste of the CLO is kinda gross, but it goes down so fast that it's no biggerr.

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on May 03, 2011
at 01:04 AM

+1 for cinnamon

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on May 03, 2011
at 12:16 AM

I've tried most of their flavors and I think the cinnamon is the best. None of them taste good but you get used to it. I couldn't stomach the gel formula's though.

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on May 02, 2011
at 10:55 PM

I've tried them all and cinnamon is the best and even that's not so great. After a while, you just get used to it. I wash it down quickly with warm herbal tea.

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on May 02, 2011
at 10:37 PM

I take the capsules. I know it's more money per dose but I tried normal cod liver oil and that was bad enough, let alone fermented version.

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on May 02, 2011
at 10:32 PM

NOT the oslo orange flavour. That I can tell you for sure.

Gag.

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on October 24, 2011
at 06:38 AM

It was tested on baby goats, which lapped the stuff up.

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on May 03, 2011
at 07:47 PM

I use their unflavored variety. I used to put it in food (yogurt) but can now take it "straight up". The oily goodness allows it to slide effortlessly past the gag reflex!

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on May 03, 2011
at 06:29 AM

Fermented vs. Non-Fermented. 10x the price for me.. I just don't know!! I am grateful for the ability to chug down a spoon full of the stuff no worries.. I'd never get flavored version IMO- why contaminate?

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on May 03, 2011
at 05:56 AM

I consider myself to have a VERY broad palette and can usually choke down anything in the name of health (a fistfull of supplement pills is no problem).

But I have a really hard time with fish oil. It isn't the taste so much, except that the oily smell seems to penetrate everything that I touch within 20 minutes of taking the oil and is impossible to wash off. But the oil that has stuff mixed into it to be more solid is absolutely impossible to eat -- does anyone really want to chew fish oil? I have no idea how people eat this stuff.

Capsules seems like the best approach, if one could be convinced that the oil is just as rich and nutritious.

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on March 07, 2012
at 06:51 AM

I use the pill form. I don't see what the problem is. But, I am also the kind who bursts DHA pills inside my mouth to taste the fish, so don't take my word for it.

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on May 21, 2011
at 11:32 PM

Definately NOT the ginger! I can't believe they say this flavor is kid tested!! It has to be the worst.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on March 07, 2012
at 07:09 AM

I thought the ginger was way better than the orange -- gak! But they're all pretty yuk. You just get used to them. :)

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on May 03, 2011
at 06:44 AM

I get the fermented cod liver oil in bottled form because for the price it's a much better value. Mine came with an oral syringe dealio, like the kind you use to give meds to animals or young kids. I squirt a teaspoon in my mouth then take a big gulp of raw milk to wash it down. The stuff I use really just has a bitter aftertaste. The other key is the smell. Using the oral syringe means you won't smell it so there won't be as strong of a flavor.

Also, I noticed you linked the cod liver oil and butter blend from green pastures. Costwise it's kind of a gimmick. I just get the straight cod liver oil from them and either eat a tablespoon of coconut oil or pastured cultured butter either straight or with my food.

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on May 03, 2011
at 08:22 AM

The syringe really helps. The taste of the CLO is kinda gross, but it goes down so fast that it's no biggerr.

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on May 03, 2011
at 05:47 AM

I couldn't even imagine pairing the fish flavor with a sweet one, so I got the quite awful tasting "Mediterranean" cos it was on sale. To make it just palatable I mix the dose in a tablespoonful of melted coconut oil. That dilutes the flavor. Now no problem.

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