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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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The tasters are only allowed to work eight hours a week.
We have really slight in smell, even how feels in Taster Tracy Tasters will work up to eight hours a week to avoid 'palate fatigue' and will be based at Mondelez International's Global Research Centre in Wokingham.
In February, Mondelez International, the firm behind Oreo cookies and Cadbury snacks, posted an advertisement seeking one "Chocolate & Cocoa Beverage Taster" and three "Chocolate Tasters" and the candidates were required to have taste buds for detection and a passion for confectionery.
In companies that have tasters, it is common that the team consists of a quality control leader and assistants; however, in many producing regions (origins/rural areas) the purchasing offices use only one person in this role.
The trainee will work alongside Ringtons' existing team of master tea tasters to help provide a pivotal function within the family business.
Most of us tasters didn't miss the sugar and sodium one bit.
Blind tasters' comments: "A final alcohol kickback" "very strong whisky taste" "stronger than it smells".
The US Cup Tasters Championship was created to test competitors in their sensory skills by discerning taste differences in coffee.
For all three types of tasters, temperature influenced the maximum perceived intensity from astringent, bitter and sour solutions, but not from the sweet solutions.
Tasters days, specialist courses and a training weekend will also be held at Pen y Pass, Snowdon.
Joining us each week is a rotating cast of tasters, to include Dr.
This study examined percentage of tasters and non tasters for phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) in 325 subjects of Hazara division in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa Province of Pakistan.