I have been using my first pod for only two weeks. Overnight, the pod leaked out all the fluid. It was lying flat on a table. There's no obvious defect. I'm not sure why it leaked. I hadn't had any other problems prior to this. Very disappointed, given the cost of these pods! Hopefully it won't happen again. As for the pods taste, it's great, very smooth. I'm not sure it should be labeled menthol though since it tastes like mint. Overall, for the cost, I expected a better product. I'm very reluctant to carry this with me since I don't want it to leak all over everything again. Will give these a better rating in the future if the leaking issue doesn't happen again with other pods.