I haven't tried any myself, but I believe it's supposed to be from a cigar type company. According to some reviews & feedback I've read, it's a toss up. Some like it, others don't. Some complained of a cigar aftertaste - anybody who had tried some, did you notice that?
That goopy syrup mess sounds horrible
.... I would be annoyed enough to toss the whole pack if it did that to any of my stems.