Disclaimer, I use Carma Massa Ticino. I've sampled Alber Uster's fondant previously (all of them) and I hated them as much as Satin Ice. I think both Satin Ice and Albert Uster's fondant taste foul.
So I was very skeptical, but I trust Nicholas Lodge. Let me tell you, this stuff tastes just like homemade marshmallow fondant. It has a spring-y-ness that those that use his gumpaste recipe will recognize and it rolls really nice. It also comes in several colors and here's the HURRAY! part - it comes in jewel colors and black. The black has only a very faint chemical taste. I mean, it's faint! And it's a true black. I covered 2 tiers with it, and although it was a little different then I was used to, it was great. It also stayed somewhat soft! It didn't get that dried-out gummy-ness that fondant gets.
It's also hella cheap compared to AI's "higher quality" fondant lines, and I think about the same price as Satin Ice.
I am in no way affiliated with Albert Uster or Chef Lodge, I just wanted to share that there is a new kid on the playground and that kid is AWESOME!
I am hard-pressed giving up my Massa Ticino, but I'll never buy a tub of black Satin Ice again.