The first time I used Kern's Apricot Nectar was actually in a lemon cake recipe. Since I can never find just one single, small can there is always plenty left over. I usually save it until the next time, but finally I decided to give it a try, straight. Thick, sweet, and delicious! Now I buy this nectar to have in the house to drink in addition for recipes. Some people may feel that it is too thick to drink like regular juice. Simply mixing it with water or adding some lemon lime soda to the glass helps with that a lot. Kern's is the best brand I have found when it comes to nectar. Other brands tend to be thinner, not as flavorful, and just not as satisfying. The Kern's company has been in business for a number of years and it is a brand that I trust. I also like the fact that that this beverage is high in vitamin C. One caveat, however, is that it does contain high fructose corn syrup so if you are trying to watch your sugar intake that is something you need to be aware of. Other than that I definitely recommend this product.