Sensory Evaluation

Get product feedback by Chefs & Sommeliers

Expert feedback about the taste of your products

It is common knowledge that TASTE is the n°1 attribute valued by the majority of consumer when buying food & drink products.

Complementary to internal panels or consumer tests, our taste evaluations are done by professional taste experts. Products are tested by large panels within a jury of more than 200 Chefs & Sommeliers from the most prestigious European culinary associations.

We test a wide variety of consumer food & drink products. Check our ”details” section to see if we could test your products.

Why get sensory feedback by Chefs & Sommeliers?

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Validate the taste of your new products & recipes

You’re developing a new product, reformulating an existing recipe and you want an opinion about the taste of your product or prototype? Our experts provide you with a neutral and independent feedback.

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External quality monitoring by experts

You would like to ensure that your products keep high gustatory standards over time? Have the taste of your products monitored by our experts.

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Product improvement suggestions

What are your product’s strengths & weak points? How could you improve the organoleptic quality of your products? Which new flavors to add to the range? Our optional reports can help guiding your product innovation & recipe development.

Why trust the Taste Institute?

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The World's leading taste experts

At the Taste Institute, taste evaluations are done by independent professional taste experts. Products are tested by large panels amongst more than 200 Chefs & Sommeliers from the most prestigious European culinary associations. Jury members are selected for their proven experience in tasting and in giving constructive feedback. Their talents are recognized in Chef & Sommelier competitions or by renowned institutions such as Le Guide Michelin or Gault & Millau.

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An objective & independent tasting process

Products are blind tasted, following a systematic approach based on the International Hedonic Sensory Analysis method. Products are prepared & served according to a strict protocol ensuring maximal objectivity. It is not a competition, each product is evaluated & scored on its intrinsic organoleptic quality.

What do you get ?

ITQI Product test report

Sensory Evaluation Results

  • Your overall sensory evaluation score
  • Scores on each of the 5 Sensory Criteria
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ITQI Product test report

Sensory Evaluation Report

  • Comments & Suggestions from the Jury
  • Food & Drink Pairing Suggestions from the Jury
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How does it work?

Taste evaluation takes place during the first half of the year.

Results are communicated every year in June.

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Register your products online.

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Send us your samples.

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Products are tested.

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Get your evaluation results & certification

Want to get professional feedback?

Interested in getting professional feedback on your products and applying for the Superior Taste Award certification?If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us.Our international team will help you in your language.

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