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Sensory Specific Desires. The Role of Sensory Taste Exposure in Desire for Food with a Similar or Different Taste Profile

Food Quality Perception and Society, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, DK 8200 Aarhus, Denmark
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Foods 2021, 10(12), 3005; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10123005
Received: 2 November 2021 / Revised: 23 November 2021 / Accepted: 26 November 2021 / Published: 4 December 2021
The present study investigated how the sensory taste profile of a meal altered the subjective desire, wanting and liking of foods with a sweet, salty, sour, bitter, fatty, and spicy sensory profile, respectively. Participants (n = 85) ate a meal with a pronounced sensory taste profile: (1) sweet, (2) salty, or (3) sweet and salty combined. Self-reports of appetite, pleasantness, and sensory specific desires (SSD) were evaluated over the course of the meal using VAS-scales. SSDs were further studied through alterations in liking and desire for food samples with the main sensory profile being sweet (peach), salty (pretzel), sour (green apple), bitter (dark chocolate), fatty (whipped cream), and spicy (chilli nut), respectively. Consumption of food with a pronounced sensory taste profile was found to suppress the desire for food with a similar sensory taste profile, while the desire for different sensory profiles were enhanced or not affected. Further, when exposed to two pronounced tastes within the same meal, suppression of sensory desires was not only specific for the exposure tastes but tended to go beyond the sensory exposure. The findings suggest that taste variation within a meal holds the potential to create more satisfying meals, which can hinder additional desires after a meal and thus, lower additional calorie intake. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensory specific desires; sensory taste profiles; food choice; sweetness; saltiness; appetite sensory specific desires; sensory taste profiles; food choice; sweetness; saltiness; appetite
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Chaaban, N.; Andersen, B.V. Sensory Specific Desires. The Role of Sensory Taste Exposure in Desire for Food with a Similar or Different Taste Profile. Foods 2021, 10, 3005. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10123005

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Chaaban N, Andersen BV. Sensory Specific Desires. The Role of Sensory Taste Exposure in Desire for Food with a Similar or Different Taste Profile. Foods. 2021; 10(12):3005. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10123005

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Chaaban, Nora, and Barbara V. Andersen. 2021. "Sensory Specific Desires. The Role of Sensory Taste Exposure in Desire for Food with a Similar or Different Taste Profile" Foods 10, no. 12: 3005. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10123005

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