Preserves are a funny thing to me, I'm not quite sure how they are meant to be eaten. Any input? It's not really a spread....but it doesn't seem like you should just eat the whole slices of nectarines either. Whatever you are supposed to do with preserves, we have been eating it on our toast. And yes this has an unusual flavor, but it's a GOOD unusual flavor! Very unique. If you want to try an 8 oz jar, we are selling them for $5.