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taster

1. a person employed, esp formerly, to taste food and drink prepared for a king, etc., to test for poison
2. a sample or preview of a product, experience, etc., intended to stimulate interest in the product, experience, etc., itself
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Not all our courses are running autumn taster sessions, but with new courses in criminology, geology and philosophy, tasters in these courses are a great way to show why students should be picking these new courses.
Most of us tasters didn't miss the sugar and sodium one bit.
The US Cup Tasters Championship was created to test competitors in their sensory skills by discerning taste differences in coffee.
FREE taster classes in Spanish will be held in Merseyside next week.
The branch will be running two taster days and a training weekend on Moel Famau in the Clwydian range.
PTC/ PROP tasters have more taste pores than non-tasters, just as super tasters have anatomical differences in their fungiform papillae (Miller and Reedy, 1990).
With the opening of the new Bluetongue Brewery, almost 100 jobs will be created, out of which 10 and 15 will be of full-time beer tasters, and that too without any experience.
For further details about Childcare Tasters or where to find information about childcare provision, call (0800) 023 4440.
Guinness World Records officially confirmed the UK-wide wine taster involved 17,540 people.
Asda organic strawberries were selected over the supermarket's standard variety by nine out of ten of tasters, while seven out of 10 M&S tasters preferred nonorganic British strawberries over organic.
Over the past few weeks, officers and civilian staff have taken part in workplace taster courses run by the University of Glamorgan's Welsh for Adults Centre.
Most tasters favored the Chocolate Chunk flavor, but the Sweet and Spicy BBQ scored with savory fans (some disliked the fake flavor).