Entirely unexpected, in the best way! I ordered four different balsamics (wild cherry, white lemon, and sweet lime being the others) and I honestly can't get enough. When I read "suggested uses" such as drizzling then on ice cream, I thought that to be ridiculous..... Nope. I get it now. These aren't the extreme vinegar flavor I'm used to. Salads, yogurt, fruit, smoothies.... I've been adding these to everything I can. I cannot say enough good things about these; and I'm no chef, just an average foodie.