5 stars for what it is, 4 stars for overall taste / texture. First off I have no idea why so many people are complaining about the smell of this product. It doesn't smell any weirder than tofu. It has a slightly funny smell, but not as horrid as people are saying. Rinse it 3 times and it has no smell at all. The texture is not exactly what you get with regular spaghetti, but if you are allergic to grains, or cannot eat gluten, or are trying to lose weight, this is a decent alternative. It is made from a root vegetable - similar to yams, plus a little garbanzo bean flour and potato starch. Typically I am not a fan of garbanzo anything (except hummus, and definitely not any GF flours with garbanzo bean), but in this product the garbanzo is literally undetectable. I was making a Mushroom-Beef and a Mushroom-Tofu stroganoff for a luncheon, and had one GF person plus one who couldn't eat any grains at all. I found this product and tried it in the dish, and it was great. I used the Barilla GF pasta (rotini) for the gluten-free person, and this product for the grain-allergy person. I tried both products and thought they were both very good for what they were. A couple of tips: Rinse these noodles 3 or 4 times. I soaked them in a little cold, salted water (like what you cook pasta in) for about 30 min. prior to cooking, drained the water off, and heated it on the stove as directed. When warmed up, I added some butter and chopped parsley, and poured the stroganoff sauce over the top. I thought as a pasta substitute it was really quite good. I think some of the people who are giving 1 star here are either not washing the product properly, are not preparing it properly, or are not used to having to eat products for restricted diets (like gluten-free or grain-free). It is definitely not spaghetti, but darn close for someone who has food issues (or is Paleo) and needs a good noodle substitute. We did not see the issue with the strands being 3 ft long, or being impossible to cut with a fork???? (I have no idea what those people were doing when they cooked these for that to happen, holy cow!) Product was fine! FYI: 1 bag can serve 1-2 people depending upon your serving size.