Okay, I made my first batch of Michele's today so I'm going to try to color it/use it in about half an hour. So far, these are my thoughts: Obviously a bit more time-consuming to make but one batch makes a bunch so that's not really a huge deal. Upon tasting, would say that it's far too sweet but maybe I could just add more salt. Perhaps I left out salt. Can't recall. Doh. Consistency looks great, pliability looks great. Will post more after working with it.