Carlson Labs fish oils get gold stars for flavor

Carlson Labs fish oils get gold stars for flavor

An International Taste & Quality Institute panel of chefs and sommeliers judged product flavors on a blind basis, with no packaging or previous knowledge of the products.

Carlson is proud to announce that eight of its fish oil products received prestigious awards from the International Taste & Quality Institute (ITQI), including one golden star for: Carlson & Carlson for Kids Norwegian Cod Liver Oil (lemon flavor), Super D Omega-3 Liquid (lemon flavor), and Carlson & Carlson for Kids The Very Finest Fish Oil (both lemon & orange flavors). Carlson’s most highly concentrated fish oil, MedOmega (lemon-lime flavor), received two golden stars.

ITQI is based in Brussels and is the leading independent chef- and sommelier- based organization dedicated to testing and promoting superior tasting food and drink from around the world. A large panel of chefs and sommeliers judges products on a blind basis, with no packaging or previous knowledge of the product. Each judge is dedicated to a sensory analysis of the tasted product and assigns a numeric score on an evaluation sheet reflecting the overall feeling of hedonic pleasure (the most important weight in the final mark) and also other criteria like vision, smell, texture, flavor and mouth feel.

Steve Gibas, operations manager at ITQI, spoke highly of Carlson Laboratories: “Your company and your team should be particularly proud to market products that are so valued for their superior taste. Your particular product is very hard to market as good tasting, but for years you have managed to do so which is a remarkable achievement.”

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