What Makes A Great Gourmet Almond Butter With Inclusions?

High-quality Almond Butter with Cinnamon and Chia Seeds has a moderately high richness and moderate crunchiness.  The mouth weight (thickness) is moderately high and there is moderate grittiness/graininess.  It’s moderately adhesive and is slightly mouth-drying.

The aroma and flavor profiles have high almond notes, moderate toast intensity, and low-moderate cinnamon. There is a low-moderate almond oil intensity and low (dried) fruity note, like raisins.

The almond butter is moderately sweet and salty, and there is low bitter.

The butter looks moderately thick and glossy, and has a brown color. There are visible Chia seeds, and the almonds are ground according to style, ranging from coarse or fine.

Tasting terms

  • characteristic

    Sometimes used as a synonym for “attribute;” refers to a distinctive quality of a food or ingredient. Example: A characteristic of French fries is their golden color.

  • sweet

    One of the basic tastes; often considered pleasing while exhibiting characteristics of sugar. Example: Honey, ripe fruits and syrup all have a pronounced sweet component.

  • salt

    One of the basic tastes; tasting of or containing salt. Example: Potato chips, sea water and cured meats all have a strong salt component.

  • texture

    A dimension used to organize attributes like mouthfeel, graininess and initial bite, it is one of the five dimensions used by ChefsBest Master Tasters to evaluate food. Example: Glazed popcorn will have a crunch texture. The texture of milk chocolate should be creamy and smooth.

  • mouthfeel

    The texture experienced while food is being eaten. Examples include smooth, chalky, grainy or greasy. Example: Super premium ice cream is often described as having a rich and smooth mouthfeel.