I've taken this paste orally for 3 days now and still alive to tell the tale! or should that be tail....
What I've found is that this paste is bitter and sweet. Ivermectin is bitter so I assume they put some kind of sweetener in it to make it less objectionable.
The taste buds on our tongues are sensitive to different tastes in different areas. Sweet is on the tip of the tongue, while bitter is in the back.
I put it on the back on my tongue the night before last and it tasted a bit bitter but not all that bad. Then remembered about the location of the taste buds and put it on the tip of my tongue last night. SSOOooo easy to take! Then I just swallowed it like a pill with a glass of water.