I bought my first couple of packages a few months ago. I'm an insulin-dependent diabetic, and since carbs do really horrible things to my blood sugar, these noodles are PERFECT for me!
You have to go into this, keeping in mind that these 'noodles' are NOT pasta. They are NOT spaghetti. They're a totally different animal. Just keep that in mind, keep an open mind when you eat them, and give them a fair chance. They're great!
They taste FINE with spaghetti sauce, I might add. Heck, if you've got any kind of sauce at all, they're absolutely fine in anything!
They smell sort of like...fish. Very 'fishy' odor. When you open the package, you should drain them, give them a quick rinse, and then drop them into boiling water for a few seconds, then drain them into a colander, and rinse them again. Easy peasy!
Then, just drop them into whatever you're making, stir 'em in, and Bob's yer uncle!
They really don't have any flavor of their own. They DO seem to soak up the flavor of whatever you're cooking them in, though.
Even my husband, who doesn't eat this sort of stuff...He's meat and potatoes ALL the way...Really enjoyed them!