Limited Edition Apple Crisp Flavored Yoplait yogurt, flavor review

The Sense of Smell We have a heightened sense of smell when we are hungry. Our sense of smell is what allows us to perceive flavor in our food; hence when we plug our noses and chew cinnamon raisin toast, all we taste is sweet, but when we unplug our nose we taste the cinnamon and raisin.     My Impression When I first tried the new limited edition Apple Crisp Yoplait yogurt, I was hungry. I could taste fresh apple pie with oatmeal/brown sugar crumble on top. This yogurt is delicious and very balanced. The second time I ate this yogurt, I did not catch-all the "nuances" that I did when I was hungry, but it is still just as delicious. The flavor in Apple Crisp Yoplait is amazing. I'm in awe of the flavor scientist that … [Read more...]

Eggo® Waffles Seasons: Pumpkin Spice, limited edition, Flavor Review

Our Sense of Smell I love how the house smells when I bake a pumpkin pie. The smell brings back good memories of Thanksgiving with family. I remember my parents healthy & energetic, my grandmother managing the event and my cousins & siblings playing our annual flag football game. Our sense of smell is the strongest sense of memory. "When nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered· the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls· bearing resiliently" -Marcel Proust "The Remembrance of Things Past" My Impression Eggo® waffles has captured my Thanksgiving memories with their limited edition pumpkin spice waffle. Pumpkin Spice is one of my … [Read more...]

Doritos Limited Edition: Salsa Rio & Sour Cream Onion flavor review

It's Superbowl Sunday and I am a huge fan of the snacks and the food us Americans enjoy today.  There are special displays in grocery stores set up for people buying food for the Big Game. Usually they are built out of beer and soda with lots of snacks intertwined. I managed to walk by the Oreo shaped footballs, but couldn't resist trying the new Doritos flavors. Doritos are always "delicious".  I think it's the perfect blend of salt, cheese, MSG, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate that this brand of chips has. Used in very small amounts, flavor enhancers (MSG, disodium insinuate and disodium guanylate) give a delicious full-bodied flavor to products. My entire family enjoyed the sour cream & onion chips. Surprisingly so, … [Read more...]

Wheat Thins Sweet Cinnamon Limited Edition review

Tis the season. Along with the holidays come mint, cinnamon, and egg nog flavored goodies. Wheat Thins is celebrating by stocking the shelves with  a sweet cinnamon flavored cracker. My first thought was, Wheat Thins are so delicious, why ruin them?  After a bit, I concluded that the slight sweetness of a wheat thin cracker might go well with cinnamon and sugar a decided to buy some. Strangely enough, cinnamon sugar and wheat are a nice flavor combination.  As one reviewer stated, like crossing a churro with a wheat thin. I agree. When I first put a cinnamon flavored wheat thin in my mouth I get a nice burst of cinnamon & sugar enhanced with a slight salty character. A pinch of salt … [Read more...]

Fudge Covered Ritz, Limited Edition Review

The Enrober Some people look forward to Christmas or their birthday, I look forward to chocolate enrobing day at the flavor lab. An enrober is a machine used to melt chocolate so that it can coat candy centers, nuts, crackers, caramel, marshmallow, etc. The process of enrobing involves placing the items on the enrober's feed band (conveyor belt) and passing them under a waterfall of chocolate that completely coats them. After being coated, the conveyor belt transports the item to a place where it can be cooled. Seldom do I run the enrober, but the applications manager (affectionately called the candy lady) usually allows other lab members to bring in snacks to coat with the extra chocolate.  Some brazen lab members bring a spoon to … [Read more...]