Have use the original BC many times for a few reasons. It works fast, very fast. It's inexpensive, easy to travel with and available at all the mini marts. I saw Cherry flavor and just had to try it. Okay, it's super cherry! Like there is Kool-aid powder in it! It's a little off putting because of just how cherry it tasts but it tates real, not artificial. But man, the cherry really takes the edge off the bitterness of the powder. I highly recommend this for occasional use for minor pain and when you're in need to a little jolt. Great alternative to Midol, if you're like me and take midol even when it's not your period. Cheers!