Consumer Acceptance Testing
Affective tests can be delivered in different ways:
- As preference tests, where products tested are rated by the panelist in order of preference of certain attributes like color, texture, consistency. This includes paired preference and rank preference tests.
- As acceptance tests, where products are rated on a scale of acceptability. This includes rating certain attributes using Hedonic and Atrribute Ideality (JAR- just about right) scales.
At the Sensory Lab, a combination of the above classifications can be used to gain the most insight into the acceptability of a product.