Generic antacids aren’t really much different between themselves. They generally taste lousy, don’t work real well, and leave you with a nasty aftertaste. Target’s store brand does manage to improve slightly on this formula in the taste department, but it’s effectiveness leaves a lot to be desired.
So, the taste- this may be the first and only time anyone ever says this, but for an antacid, they actually taste pretty good. The mint ones taste like dinner mints and the assorted berries taste a bit like SweeTarts. That isn’t a bad thing, necessarily, but kids might end up begging for extras whether their stomachs hurt or not. They just don’t taste like medicine. People would probably eat these before a meal if they were offered as a snack. Oh well, at least they’re chalk full of calcium.
Unfortunately, no matter how many you covertly pop, they aren’t going to do much good. I’ve taken up to five and had no reduction in my stomach pains whatsoever. If you have a powerful problem with acid, don’t bother with this stuff. I might work for a minor tummyache, but it sure didn’t work for me.
Target: nice job on the flavor. But next time you make an antacid, it would be nice if it actually worked.