Palatability is defined as the subjective pleasure associated with eating a given food over another.
We can provide two different means of assessing palatability. The first, the two pan test, is the industry standard, in which subjects are given a choice of eating two different foods, and the preferred food is the most palatable. The second, the cognitive palatability assessment protocol (CPAP), was developed as an alternative by CanCog to provide a means of testing palatability that require smaller quantities of food. The CPAP is ideal for establishing preference of:
- satiety inducing diets
- small quantities of test food (e.g., tablets)