Came in a box...clear plastic bag of the liquid, like an IV drip. If I didn't read the packing slip I would not have been sure what it was. My bad...should have found out more about a dispenser, if there is one, before buying. 1000 ML isn't as big as it sounds. Suggestion: include a brochure for the dispenser, I would have purchased one of those, but the pic of the ad was misleading.