Sensory Analytical Services

For issues of flavor, texture and color, our analytical services include expert sensory evaluation and descriptive sensory analysis tailored to meet your needs.

Current capacity includes:

  • Descriptive panels for flavor and texture analysis. Spectrum trained panels describe the food, rating the various attributes applicable to the product.
  • Difference/Similarity testing. We look at a control product(s) and determine degree of difference or similarity to tell you where your product stands in the mix.
  • Triangle testing. This is another approach to¬†Difference/Similarity testing, allowing you to see whether or not two products are different.
  • Temporal Methods. We record perception of sensory attributes over time. Methods available include Temporal Dominance of Sensations (TDS), Time Intensity (TI), and Temporal Check-All-That-Apply (TCATA).

For a reasonable set of samples (less than a dozen), we typically offer a week turnaround.