The Best Stevia Product/Extract of the Year is organized during Stevia Tasteful Convention.
The Tasting procedure is, on the one hand, based on the sensory analysis such as general taste of the product, first impression taste, after taste, odor, appearance, and other organoleptic criteria.
On the other hand, it takes into account other parameters which are important to the customer such as clear information on the ingredients, the packaging, is it easy to prepare, directions for use...
Our panel is composed of : Tea & Coffee Tasters, Oenologists, Gastronomic Experts, Cookers, Food & Beverage Experts, and Stevia Tasteful attendees. Each member of the jury will have to fill in, separately and independently, a special tasting sheet which includes the different parameters.
Each criteria receive a mark between 0 and 100 given by each panelist. In order to guarantee a fully objective judgment, all the scores are added up and averaged to a final percentage.
This is not simple blind tasting but an overall assessment of the quality of the product presented including the ingredients used.
Our large panel provides a precise evaluation of the product regarding various criteria. This evaluation is used in two ways:
- To award the products
- To give provider a precise evaluation of there product
The products are awarded according the following conditions:
- Three leaves for products with 85% and more of total marks
- Two leaves for products with marks between 75% and 85%
- One leaf for products with marks between 65% and 75%
A precise graphic with the average marks is provided for each product and given to provider. This report is a important tool since it provide many independent information about the product. This report gives to the provider the keys to improve his product by choosing targeted ways.
In order to facilitate the products analyze, WSO Stevia Tasteful awards are divided in two categories:
Stevia Tasteful Award 2017 - Finish Product Category
For exemple : products made with stevia, or stevia extract: chocolate, beverage, cakes…
Stevia Tasteful Award 2017 - Extract Category
You are interested to submit your extract / product for Stevia Award 2017, please contact us at wso(at)wso-site.com