Sensory evaluation of flavourings
28 March 2011 | Source: Independent Consultants
Sensory evaluation at best is difficult. To compare two food flavourings you need to apply them at their optimum dosage to an unflavoured base. You will also need to compare them using a taste panel.
With flavouring comparison you normally want to see how the flavours compare. Are they identical? Or is one flavour is better than the other.
There is great variation in the ability of people to taste, some have no sense of smell and at the other end of the spectrum there are super tasters.
If you have a taste panel of super tasters then you will get results that show minute differences and if you panel has poor tasters you will get results that do not show serious differences.