Why is this mushroom flavored? Because it contains msg! If you are ok with it, then this is a great soy sauce to get. A little with go a long way since it's a dark soy sauce. It will give whatever you are cooking a nice deep brown color and make you food more flavorful. However, if you don't like msg in your food I would recommend other options from the same brand. Make sure to read the ingredients before purchasing soy sauce in order to know what they add into it. A lot of the times, the coloring is fake and so is the umami flavor (msg).