Testing Fresh Produce

April 09, 2013

When we think of sensory testing and consumer research we usually think of manufactured and processed products but at Sensory Dimensions we do a large amount of work on testing fresh fruit and vegetables too. Sensory profiling by a trained panel will tell us the individual characteristics that constitute the overall aroma, flavour, texture and...

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We are expanding!

February 10, 2013

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our new Home and Personal Care testing facility is open for business! Just a stone's throw from our Nottingham site, this purpose built centre has been designed with the testing needs of the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Household products in mind. We have created a multi-purpose space where untrained...

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Descriptive Sensory Profiling – what are the Rapid Methods?

November 25, 2012

We have been interested in Rapid Methods for a while now: two years ago we presented our paper comparing the three methods – Napping, Flash and Free Choice profiling – at Eurosense. Since then we have seen an increase in requests for work and information amongst our client base. So what are the Rapid Methods and what is their appeal

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Keeping on Track

September 24, 2012

Over the past few months we have been talking to more clients about ‘Product Benchmarking'. Essentially this requires a comparison of your product with a number of competitors as either a one off study or more usually, at pre-defined intervals throughput the year. The approach is flexible: the comparison can be a sensory one using trained...

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Going for Gold!

July 15, 2012

As we get ready to celebrate the Olympics, I have been reflecting on the wide range of Sensory and Consumer Research training projects that we have recently been involved with. Uppermost in my mind is a recent trip I took to Saudi Arabia to train a fabulous group of Saudi ladies as Sensory Panellists. Our client, Almarai, has an active and...

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A Sense of Change

June 29, 2012

Having had such a fantastic day at the PFSG Conference on Monday I feel the need to share…  About 75 sensory and consumer science users and enthusiasts descended on Campden BRI (thank you to Peter and Sue!) to share a day of talks, workshops, hugely informative posters and good food. To open we heard from David Mela who asked the fundamental...

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