Taste panel for a confectionary company sounds pretty good doesnt it.
Ive been on taste panel for about 10 years and believe me its not as good as it sounds.
For two days straight we have had training sessions which I must say are informative but ugh being a taste testers his hard yacker.
You know as a taste tester usually your opinion doesnt matter if you like it or not as the term they used was we dont give a diddly squat if you like it or not, we just have to be able to pick up certain attributes in things and that is what we are trained to do.
Our 5 basic senses play an important role
sweet, sour, bitter,salt and umami
were the tastes we had to pick out in different solutions it got especially difficult when they added 3 of these to water and we had to pick them.
is the sound while eating crispy apple or crunchy chips
this one we didnt have to worry about to much as thats fairly easy.
I must say my senses are pretty tired right now, the last two nights I havnt felt much like tea, I have left work feeling like if I have to swallow one more thing I will gag.
My taste buds are fatigued.
Every now and then our opinion may matter if we are asked which product do you like more.
But in general its not the case as everybody has different tastes.
Ive worked out the worst taste in my opinion is bitter, I just cant swallow that one
Thank goodness we are allowed to spit.
Anyway hope everyone has a good weekend, Im of to rest my taste buds.