About 18 inches of 3.5" alleged Trichocereus Peruvianus, cut from a nice 2 - 3 footer at a local hardware/garden center. Split between me and my partner. We cut it up and ate it straight. Very cucumber-like in taste. Not bitter at all. Red flag? Nuthin'. Initial "onset" stuff was probably placebo effect. Not sure if we got TP at all -- or maybe just a verrrrrrrry weak TP. Big disappointment. Learned something though: don't cut off the spines by notching at each cluster (makes peeling a real pain). Do like the shaman on Erowid and make a nice long slice on either side of each row of clusters. AND refrigerate before peeling. Makes it sooooo much easier. Oh -- one more thing -- our TP made an EXCELLENT laxative. Maybe too good.