Sensory assessment of bitter tablets

Some new research is now available on what children and adults thought about the sensory properties of coated tablets.

This work was undertaken at ThinkTank Science museum in Birmingham and involved more than 100 children and more than 50 adults.

The participants were asked to tell the researchers what they thought of the mouthfeel and taste of small (7.5mm) coated tablets.

The following factors: low bitterness, high smoothness, high slipperiness and pleasant aftertaste had a positive impact on overall palatability in both populations.

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