What Makes a Great Snack Mix?
The name says it all, snack mix can be set on the table at events and will be eaten in no time! High quality snack mix is a salty variety of small bites with toasty, grainy and aromatic notes. The pieces are crunchy and crispy. Specifically, the assortment has a variety of shapes and shades, from dark and toasty to pale and light. The aroma and flavor profiles combine toasty grains with seasonings such as garlic and onion powder, and earthy notes like dried mushrooms or bouillon. The mix is salty with some sweetness and umami. The pieces are crunchy and crispy. They may stick to the teeth a little but do not feel stale when chewed.
A texture consisting of grain particles; unsmooth. Example: Whole-grain bread, corn chips and brown rice can have a grainy texture.
The smell that emanates from food. Along with appearance, texture, flavor and taste, aroma is one of the five dimensions used to evaluate a product. Example: Brownies should have an aroma that includes chocolate as well as egg, toasty and sweet notes.
A combination of a food's basic taste and its accompanying aroma, flavor is the distinctive taste of a food or ingredient while it is in the mouth. Along with aroma, appearance, texture and taste, flavor is one of the five dimensions considered by ChefsBest Master Tasters. Example: Chocolate chip cookies should have a moderate chocolate flavor accompanied by a slightly lower level of complex dough flavor that includes egg, flour, vanilla and brown sugar notes.
One of the basic tastes; the savory flavor in meat and broths; sometimes an additive (MSG). Example: Natural Parmesan cheese, meats, seaweed, fish sauce and sesame exhibit an umami taste.