Taste Test Rules of Conduct

In order to participate on taste panels, you must have the following with you when you come in:

  • A valid ID card (Drivers license or State ID)

To minimize distractions, we ask that you please do the following:

  • Do not participate on panels if you are sick (ex. cold, flu, sinus, etc).
    • We prefer to keep germs from spreading to our other panelists.
    • Your ability to taste our products is negatively affected.
  • Avoid consumption of strong food or drink hour before panel
    • Items such as coffee and garlic can linger and affect your ability to taste our products.
  • Avoid smoking hour before your scheduled time.
    • Smoking decreases your ability to taste and a hour is recommended as the amount of time it takes for you to recover.
  • Avoid using strong perfumes or fragrances.
    • You may not be able to smell your perfume or fragrance since you adapt to it after a certain amount of time but others can and it can negatively affect their ability to smell & taste in the booth area.
  • Avoid talking during evaluation.
    • The booth area is a controlled area, where there should be no distractions. Talking is a distraction and we want you to focus on tasting our products.
  • When you leave the booth area, DO NOT talk about the products you tasted.
    • We need each panelist to test the products without hearing other people's opinions about them. You might think you're only talking to your friend but a tester who hasn't yet participated might overhear.
  • Please turn off cell phone or put on vibrate mode.
    • The booth area is a controlled area, where there should be no distractions. The ringing of your phone is a distraction and talking is strongly discouraged; we want you to focus on tasting our products.
  • Bring your ID
  • Stay home if you're ill
  • Don't eat before testing
  • No smoking before testing
  • No perfumes or fragrances
  • Don't talk about products being tested
  • Silence cell phones

Did You Know?

We have these rules in place to minimize distractions while you evaluate our products.