Sensory training aids
We offer some practical sensory training aids if you wish to conduct your own basic training or screening.
These packs have been assembled to aid sensory departments in industry to train and screen assessors for basic taste recognition with a view to being identified as a trained panellist. The basic tastes includes sweet, salt, sour, bitter and umami.
These packs contain the basic taste chemicals (pre weighed) as indicated in BS 5929 Part 7:1992 / ISO 3972 :1991*, cups, labels, template sheet and instructions to set up a basic taste screening exercise for 15-25 people. Each chemical will produce 1.5litres of the taste solution. The chemicals include sucrose, sodium chloride, citric acid, caffeine (and quinine sulphate) and monosodium glutamate. The instructions clearly state the procedure required to conduct the assessment.
Additional products required include mineral water.
Member rate: £100
Non member: £125
This pack has been developed to aid sensory departments in industry to screen assessors for descriptive ability of odours and odour recognition. It can also be used to train new assessors to identify certain odours.
The pack contains a variety of sniff pots all of which contain a different odour. The types of odours can be determined by yourself and your requirements. They would be individually labelled with 3-digit codes, and a template sheet and instructions are included to help set up the odour recognition session. There will be a variety of odours available to suit your needs and these have a 6 month shelf life if kept in a cool, dark place. The instructions clearly state the procedure required to conduct the screening.
Member rate: Prices per pack of 3 pots – £45 (£15 per extra pot)
Non member: Prices per pack of 3 pots – £60 (£20 per extra pot)
If you would like to order either pack, please email:
Please provide details of the purchase order number including invoicing address, delivery address and your name and contact details.
*Metallic sensation is not included in this pack