Flavor Preferences

Flavor Preferences. What do you like to taste? Is there a flavor you avoid or don’t like?

Is there a difference between a flavor and a taste?

Where do our preferences come from?

Who are the flavorists who add the flavors to what we consume? I’m not even getting into natural vs. artificial flavors.

People within the same family prefer different flavors. How they taste.

Some individuals detest licorice. Others love it. Cilantro? Spices? Peppermint?

If a family gets ice cream cones does everyone choose the same flavor?

Varieties of flavored waters, drinks and seltzers are big sellers.

Wikipedia -“Of the three chemical senses, smell is the main determinant of a food item’s flavor. Five basic tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (savory) are universally recognized”

I regret not purchasing this particular drink flavor- I’d really like to taste it (seen at Thanksgiving where sold at the Gourmet Garage NYC). Seeing the photo in my phone reminded me I didn’t taste it. Thinking about rhubarb makes me salivate a bit(yep, I said that). My mouth water. I like rhubarb. The tartness. Next trip, I’m buying it!

I’m sure there are people who don’t like Vanilla. Chocolate. Strawberry. Garlic, Ginger. Cinnamon.

(see America’s favorite ice cream flavors)


Favorite flavors of jelly beans by state available


11 thoughts on “Flavor Preferences

  1. Okay, so if you want a different taste try peanut soup. I ate it in a diner in New Market VA. It was a local faire and I had to try it. I have never seen it anywhere again.

  2. Hi Ruth! Thanks for the mention of CandyStore .com! I’m personally finding that as I get older I like more of the savory – umami – and less of the sweet, berry flavors. There’s a green tea flavored ice cream I’ve been getting into, and my mom loves the Earl Gray flavor. ~ Clair

  3. Licorice: like (both black and red)
    Cilantro: STRONGLY dislike
    Spices: in moderation
    Peppermint: okay, but I prefer interment
    Vanilla: yum
    Chocolate: delish
    Strawberry: fresh, absolutely. Ice cream, is okay. Flavored items, usually not.
    Garlic: in very SMALL doses
    Ginger: also in small doses
    Cinnamon: again in small doses

  4. I rarely drink fizzy sweet things but if I do its elderflower. The nicest flavour ice cream I’ve had outside of Italy was chilli and lime!

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