I've had two different formulas in the same basic package now, one with a sugar coating and one without. I'm going to order a 3rd bottle just to see what I get, Forrest. As an adult taking the kid dose at the recommendation of a pharmacist friend, I don't mind either way, sugar or no, but I worry that such inconsistency is indicative of their quality control in general. I don't like the "fish oil burps" I get with adult gel capsules, and I don't get those eating these, but maybe that's because there is little or no fish oil actually in them? I take vitamins and supplements as what I call a "daily placebo" regimen so maybe the actual efficacy doesn't matter anyway.