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Double blind taste test

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Dilbertian · 21/10/2020 17:45

Dh and I disagree about peanuts. I say KP taste better and are worth paying the extra, he says supermarket own-brand are just as good.

So we want to do a double blind taste test. Unfortunately everyone at home also wants to do the taste test. Given that we have four eager lab-rats, and no volunteers for lab tech, how do we design this?

What if I lay out 4 different small bowls and 4 different large bowls, and then leave the room. Then A goes in and pours nuts into the 4 small bowls (ie 2 samples of each nut) and makes a note of which nuts they put into which bowls. Then A leaves the room and B pours each bowl of nuts into a different bowl and, again, makes a note of which bowl was poured into which bowl.

Then we all come back and do our taste test.

Would that work? How would we keep track of which nuts were in which bowls? Would we be able to work it backwards? I can't visualise that bit.

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Idoknowwhatyoumean · 21/10/2020 18:25

One adult & one child taste test whilst the other adult & child set the 2 different bowls out For the first blind taste, then swap. That way no one can say the adults or the children were cheating if there is one of each in each test.

DH is BU. KP are miles better and I say this as a mean parent who tries to buy cheaper nuts for DC.
However, at 184 calories for a tiny 30g portion, peanuts are not something I would eat too often!

Dilbertian · 21/10/2020 18:37

But then the first setters-up know what the nuts look like when they come out of the packages. If there is a significant difference in size or colour, it may influence them when it's their turn to taste.

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Idoknowwhatyoumean · 21/10/2020 20:12

Sorry, didn’t clarify. I assumed you would, as they do on the kids programmes, blindfold the eaters so they can’t see -and can only go by taste.

Dilbertian · 21/10/2020 20:52

I hadn't thought of blindfolds!

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ForTheLoveOfCatFood · 21/10/2020 21:18

Stickers under bowl, your pour into bowls. Most trustworthy family member then swaps bowls around
All blind test and write down results - then reveal results to see KPs are the clear winner Grin

ForTheLoveOfCatFood · 21/10/2020 21:18

Blind test together*

EmbarrassedUser · 21/10/2020 21:23

I think you need to pay a child a fiver to be the person to set it up but they don’t get to take part.

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