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Online study of sorting chocolate flavor descriptors (text) seeks participants

From: Department of Food Science and Technology

The Sensory Evaluation Lab, Department of Food Science & Technology, is conducting a study into differences among words commonly used for chocolate and cocoa flavor description. The lab is recruiting volunteers who are 18 years or older and willing to sort words (text) into groups based on similarities.

Subjects will not receive compensation. This recruitment is part of a research study, and the results may be published. Participation is voluntary and will not affect your relationship with Virginia Tech or VT Sensory Evaluation Lab.
When and where: Online now.
Time commitment: 30 minutes
Qualifications: You must be 18 years or older to participate in this study.
Contact: Marlon Ac-Pangan ( This study is supervised by Jacob Lahne (

You can participate in this study by clicking on this link. If it does not work, you can copy this link on a new tab:

You should complete this study  (IRB #21-858) on a computer or tablet only. 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your participation!
VT Sensory Evaluation Laboratory
HABB1 205
1230 Washington Ave SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Contact phone: 540-231-7428
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