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CSD/Soft Drink Sensory

CSD & Soft Drink Sensory Services

FlavorActiV is committed to promoting good sensory practices across the whole beverage industry. A team of expert taster trainers, supported by consultant beverage experts, are combining their years of insider experience with advanced human calibration tools, tailored sensory programmes and instruments to give unparalleled sensory support.

FlavorActiV have a history of working alongside the industry’s leading organisations, establishing and maintaining good sensory practices globally. Moving forward, FlavorActiV continues to build on its goal of establishing an industry-wide global flavour language, supported initally by FlavorActiV’s GMP flavour standards to train tasters to recognise defects and positives in CSD/Soft Drinks, and progressing to measure and maintain tasters skills and education level through advanced proprietary calibration tools and software.

If you have any questions about CSD/Soft Drink sensory management, please contact csd@flavoractiv.com.

Shop GMP Pharma CSD / Soft Drink Flavour Standards:

Shop our range of CSD and Soft Drink Flavour Standards, sold as single flavour packs each containing five capsules (all individually blister packaged). We also offer a mixed flavour CSD starter kit for those seeking a pre-selection of core CSD flavour standards.

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FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Reference Standards

FlavorActiV’s pharmaceutical grade, GMP Flavour Standards are safe to smell, taste and drink, and can be used in almost any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint. The spirit flavour standards were developed in FlavorActiV's dedicated pharmaceutical facility in the UK are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life. Production adheres to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pharmaceutical quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine Regulatory & Healthcare Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification.

Each of the 43 flavours below has undergone evaluation by FlavorActiV's Sensory Systems team as well as the Soft Drink / CSD industry directly prior to inclusion within FlavorActiV's latest CSD / Soft Drink Flavour Lexicon and Library as important flavour reference standards.

Acetic Acid
Sour, Vinegar, sharp, Acidic
Acetic
Alkaline
Caustic, Chemical Cleaner
Sodium Bicarbonate
Almond
Marzipan, Bitter Almond, Cherry
Benzaldehyde
Astringent
Dry, Puckery
Saponin
Brett-Barnyard
Band Aid, Medicinal, Sweaty, Horses
4-Ethyl Phenol
Bitter
Bitter Taste
Iso-Alpha-Acids
Bromophenol
Electric Fire, Inky, Chemical
2-Bromophenol
Butyric
Baby Vomit, Rancid, Cheese, Parmesan
Butyric Acid
Burnt Caramel
Caramel, Chocolate
3-Ethyl-2, 5-Dimethylpyrazine
Chlorophenol
Disinfectant, Antiseptic, Mouthwash
2, 6-Dichlorophenol
Chlorine
Swimming Pool
Chloramine T
Cooked Vegetables
Cooked Cauliflower / Cabbage
Methylthio-Acetate
DMS
Sweetcorn, Tomato Sauce
Dimethyl Sulphide
Earthy
Wet Earth, Damp Soil
2-Ethyl Fenchol
Ethyl Acetate
Nail Enamel, Solvent, Acetone, Acetone
Ethyl Acetate
Ethyl Butyrate
Tropical Fruit, Pineapple
Ethyl Butyrate
Ethyl Hexanoate
Fruity, Apple, Aniseed
Ethyl Hexanoate
Geraniol
Floral, Rose Water
Geraniol
Freshly Cut Grass
Leafy, Hedge Trimmings
Cis-3-Hexanoate
Geosmin
Dry Earth
Geosmin
Grainy
Green, Harsh, Green Malt Character
Iso-Butyraldehyde
Grape
Purple Grape
Methyl Anthranilate
Lactic
Sour Milk, Yoghurt
Lactic Acid
Methanethiol
Rotten Vegetables, Leek-like
Methyl Mercaptan
Mercaptan
Sulphury, Drain Gas, Butana-like
Ethanethiol
Metallic
Metal, Iron Rust, Blood-like
Ferrous Sulphate
Methional
Peeled Potato, Mashed Potato
3-Methylsulfanylpropanal
Motor Fuel
Diesel, Heavy Solvent, Gasoline
P-Cymene
Mushroom
Fungus, Metallic
Octan-1-ol
Musty
Corked Wine, Musty, Damp
2,4,6 Trichloroanisole
Cooked Onion
Garlic-like
Dimethyl Trisulphide
Plastic
Polystyrene, Melting Plastic
Styrene
Phenolic
Spicy, Herbal, Cloves
4-Vinyl Guiacol
DMDS
Rotten Vegetables, Sulphury
Dimethyl Disulphide (DMDS)
Salty
Salt
Sodium Chloride
Smoky
Smoked Meat, Kippers
Guiacol
Sour
Lemon, Acid, Sour Milk
Citric Acid
Vanilla
Custard-like, Cream Soda
Vanillin
Woody
Pencil Shavings
1, 4 Cineole
Molassess
Caramel Furanone, Soltolon
Dripping Molassess
Root Beer
Methyl Salicylate
Root Beer Float
H2S
Sulphury, Rotten Eggs
Hydrogen Sulphide
Indole
Pig, Faecal, Farmyard, Coliform, Jasmin
Indole

CSD Sensory Plan

1 › Train
Train using FlavorActiV's GMP CSD / Soft Drink Flavour Standards & Kits. Our multi-lingual team provide training in over 15 languages.
2 › Calibrate
Receive regular CSD proficiency kits to test your abilities. Input data into our proprietary software to benchmark your results globally.
3 › Maintain
FlavorActiV advanced training sessions and industry specific workshops will see your sensory knowledge continually grow across the range of flavour reference standards.
4 › Improve
Continual optimisation and analysis of support and package coupled with supply of GMP Flavour Standards.

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