Chocolate Sensory Starter Kit

Chocolate Sensory Starter Kit

The Chocolate Sensory Starter Kit contains flavours to help you train your sensory panel. Each Chocolate Sensory Kit contains 10 GMP Flavour Standards.

This Chocolate Starter Kit for Sensory Training is designed to help you identify and explore the subtle differences between the aromas and flavours of chocolates.

Whether you are a professional chocolatier, a chocolate enthusiast, or someone who wants to explore the sensory variation of chocolate, the Chocolate Sensory Starter Kit from FlavorActiv is the perfect tool.

Order your Chocolate Sensory Starter Kit today, discover the taste, and explore the world of chocolate flavours and aromas!

£125 GBP

We ship globally ÔÇô shipping costs may apply depending on your region

Minimum Order: £275

The Chocolate Sensory Kit contains 10 flavours to help you train your sensory panel.

Each Chocolate Sensory Kit contains the following GMP Flavour Standards:

Mushroom – a fungal off-note. Created by mycelium growth and breakdown of food materials

Brunt Caramel – A burnt chocolate or caramel flavour caused by carbonisation of sugar

Earthy – A fresh earth or dirty off-flavour caused by contaminated materials or equipment

Mercaptan – a sulphur, rotten gas like off-flavour caused by decomposition of sugars and dairy

Sour – a basic tart-like taste, citric or lemon like. From sugar infection by bacteria

Fermented – a sticky sweet, mouldy-like off-flavour caused by bacterial infection of sugar and dairy

Butyric – a rancid, cheesy, baby sick-like off-note. Bacteria infecting sugars and foods can impart this

Freshly Cut Grass – a green, grass-like off-flavour imparted by plant material and cocoa bean pods.

Bitter – a basic taste, a common positive flavour in many chocolate styles

Astringent – a drying mouthfeel, common to high purity chocolate

FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Standards

Only Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Standards provide sufficient quality for professional sensory panels to train and validate with.

We produce encapsulated GMP (Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice) Flavour Standards that are safe to both smell and drink. The compounds within our capsules impart the aroma, taste and mouthfeel of a specific defect or positive flavour into a beverage for the purposes of taster training, calibration and quality control.

Our individual flavour GMP Flavour Standards are sold by flavour, each flavour pack contains 5 capsules, each separately blister packaged. Our sensory kits contain a mixture of flavours, each separately blister packaged, read the product description for flavour details.

We ship globally, and have over 20 years of experience at it. Our GMP Pharmaceutical Flavour Standards are produced to the highest standards, and as such, their shelf-life is strong and their quality consistent.

FlavorActiV’s flavour centre is the world’s only pharmaceutically run facility dedicated to the production of flavour reference standards. The Flavour Centre is a state-of-the-art facility housed within the campus of world-renowned Quay Pharma near Liverpool in the U.K.

The Flavour Centre was designed by FlavorActiV from the ground up at the direct request of global customers as they looked to move away from inferior food grade ‘certified flavour standards’ to GMP Pharma, a standard that ensures safe, stable, traceable, consistent and long shelf-life products.

All FlavorActiV’s industry-leading encapsulated flavour standards are manufactured following GMP at our Flavour Centre. All aspects of manufacture are overseen by Quay Pharma who are audited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory agency (MHRA). We also welcome customer audits.

Only FlavorActiV GMP flavour standard capsules bear our mark of authenticity.

We brand each of our capsules so that our customers know they’re getting the Pharmaceutical GMP Quality that only FlavorActiV provide.

Industry leading packaging and shelf-life

FlavorActiV flavour standards are blister packaged, which extends shelf-life and protects capsules from potential contamination. The average shelf-life of FlavorActiV flavour standards is 18 months to 4 years, depending on the flavour compounds.

We will never ship in pots or plastic packaging, here’s why…

Blister packaging protects capsules from the environment until they are ready for use. Blister packaging greatly reduces the amount of headspace for possible flavour escape. As each capsule individually blister packaged, making use of one capsule still leaves all others protected. FlavorActiV Flavour Standard packaging is 100% recyclable, as opposed to polypropylene which is not widely recycled.

Pots are semi-porous, they allow molecules to pass through and flavour to be lost, their significant headspace also adds to substantial flavour escape as a gas, even when using just one capsule all those remaining in the pot are exposed.

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