Identifying temporal sensory drivers of liking of biscuit supplemented with brewer’s spent grain for young consumers

John Castura/ June 1, 2023/ Peer-reviewed Paper/ 0 comments

Brewer’s spent grain (BSG), a by-product of the brewing industry, has great potential as food additive. BSG is particularly rich in protein and fibre content which makes it an ideal nutritional fortifier for biscuits. However, adding BSG to biscuits can lead to changes in sensory perception and consumer acceptance. This study explored the temporal sensory profiles and drivers/inhibitors of liking

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Investigating the temporality of binary taste interactions in blends of sweeteners and citric acid in solution

John Castura/ October 3, 2022/ Peer-reviewed Paper/ 0 comments

This study investigated sweet–sour taste interactions in novel sweeteners using a 3 × 2 factorial design consisting of Sweetening System (three levels: sucrose; d-allulose; and a blend of d-allulose and Monk fruit extract) and Acidity (two levels: with or without citric acid). 110 untrained Chinese subjects participated using the temporal check-all-that-apply (TCATA) method. Mixed-model ANOVA was conducted to investigate the effect of

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Temporal ranking for characterization and improved discrimination of protein beverages

John Castura/ May 24, 2022/ Peer-reviewed Paper/ 0 comments

We propose a new temporal sensory method called temporal ranking (TR) in which assessors indicate and rank the three most noticeable sensations at every time point. The TR method was compared to temporal-check-all-that-apply (TCATA) in two trained-panel studies, one study involving six ready-to-mix (RTM) protein beverages and one study involving seven ready-to-drink (RTD) protein beverages. In each study, the same

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Temporal Rate-All-That-Apply (TRATA): A novel temporal method for sensory evaluation

John Castura/ August 8, 2021/ Poster/ 0 comments

This study introduces temporal rate-all-that-apply (TRATA) as a new temporal sensory method. It was inspired by rate-all-that-apply (RATA) and temporal check-all-that-apply (TCATA), but is most similar to multiple-attribute time intensity (MATI) in that the TRATA method allows for simultaneous rating of attribute intensities over time. Only attributes that are perceived are scaled. In this case study, the TRATA method was

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Temporal ranking for the characterization and better discrimination of protein beverages with different sweeteners

John Castura/ December 9, 2020/ Poster/ 0 comments

This study proposes the application of ranking to temporal product evaluation to differentiate attribute dominances over time. The ability of the proposed method to discriminate sensory differences was compared to temporal check-all-that-apply (TCATA), a discriminating temporal method for capturing the temporal profile of food and beverage products.

The analysis of temporal check-all-that-apply (TCATA) data

John Castura/ April 30, 2018/ Peer-reviewed Paper, Type/ 0 comments

Temporal check-all-that-apply (TCATA) extends classical check-all-that-apply (CATA) by adding a temporal dimension to the evaluation. From a data analysis point of view, TCATA data are similar to Temporal Dominance of Sensations (TDS) data but differ in that more than one attribute can be selected at any time point. Procedures for analyzing TCATA data can hence be generalized from methods for

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What is dominance? An exploration of the concept in TDS tests with trained assessors and consumers

Sara King/ March 1, 2018/ Peer-reviewed Paper/ 0 comments

TDS describes the evolution of the dominant sensory attributes during consumption. Dominance can be assessed as the sensation that captures the attention, the most striking, or the new sensation that pops up, but not necessarily the most intense. This wide definition implies that individual assessors within a panel might assess dominance differently, and even the same assessor could be using

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Dynamics of consumer perception

Sara King/ January 4, 2018/ Book Chapter/ 0 comments

Methods for Consumer Research, Volume One: New Approaches to Classic Methods brings together world leading experts in global consumer research who provide a fully comprehensive state-of-the-art coverage of advances in the classical methods of consumer science. The book touches on the latest developments in qualitative techniques, including coverage of both focus groups and social media, while also focusing on liking,

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Temporal methods add to innovation

Sara King/ September 3, 2017/ Oral Presentation/ 0 comments

Conventional sensory methods often characterize products as if they are a static aggregation of attribute intensities. But it has long been recognized that many products have an important temporal component, and examples of this are seemingly limitless; consider that foods are chewed and broken down prior to swallowing with accompanying texture changes and flavour release, that carbonated beverages elicit numbing

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Perception dynamics of grain-based ready-to-eat cereal products using TCATA

Sara King/ October 31, 2016/ Oral Presentation/ 0 comments

The breakdown of grain-based ready-to-eat cereals in the mouth occurs relatively quickly, but it is at this stage when the consumer experiences directly the sensory properties of the cereal. The feelings, tastes, flavors, and sounds elicited in mouth are not static. Rather, these sensations are perceived dynamically, and evolve within each bite, and over the multi-bite eating experience. Temporal check-all-that-apply

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