Hard Seltzer Essential Sensory Kit

Hard Seltzer Essential Sensory Kit

The Hard Seltzer Essential Sensory Defect Kit helps professional tasters to find the defects associated with Hard Seltzer beverages. A Hard Seltzer is an alcoholic beverage that is typically made by combining carbonated water, alcohol, and flavourings. It is similar in appearance and taste to a flavoured sparkling water or soda.

The Hard Seltzer Essential Sensory Defect Kit contains one pack of the five flavour standard capsules (Chlorophenol, H2S, Mercaptan, Bitter, and Ethyl Hexanoate), which address the five common defects associated with Hard Seltzer beverages.

£315 GBP

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

Minimum Order: £275

A Hard Seltzer Essential Sensory Defect Kit contains 5 of the common defects associated with Hard Seltzer beverages.

By using our Hard Seltzer Essential Sensory Defect Kit, you can train your sensory panels to recognize and identify these off-flavours and defects. This will allow them to monitor product quality and ensure that basic hard seltzer flavours meet consumer expectations.

Each Hard Seltzer Essential Sensory Defect Kit contains one pack of the following flavour standards.

– Chlorophenol
Occurs due to poor CIP processes

– H2S
Occurs from CO2 production and by product of neutral spirit fermentation

– Mercaptan
By product of neutral spirit production. Contamination of syrup’s / juices.

– Bitter
From flavourings, abundance of limonene, residue content in water

– Ethyl Hexanoate
Common flavour carryover due to poor CIP and production processes.

Each pack contains 5 flavour standard capsules.

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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