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Probably a great idea to take each possible Xmas menu item for a test run before the big day.
How easy is to prepare (a trial bake or purchase),
Can it be prepared ahead of time (the keep test),
How much room does it require in the fridge (volume test),
How good does it look and smell (appeal test),
Is it still there the next day after the kids have had friends over (kids will eat anything sweet test),
Does it hold together for easy eating (the leave a mess on your clothes front test),
How does it taste when in the mouth and on the way down the gullet (the essential organic natural flavours test, the more organic the faster it slides down),
Will anyone likely choke on the size, shape, texture or odd flavour (not for kids or old granny with falsies red/green pickled onions test)
Is it best eaten alone, various excuses accepted (selfish indulgence test, it’s too good to share really!)
How many portions does it serve up (how far will I go test, Warning do not try this alone; at this point if it is a roast leg of pork you are assessing eating it alone and all in one sitting might not be that wise. Unless you have Gaulish ancestry and an unusual other first name ending in ‘…IX’!
Remember to keep copious notes along the way as even small errors may require you to repeat the test program. I often loose count when carrying out our liquor chocolate taste test and need to repeat each at least once to be sure the count is correct.
Perhaps someone more knowledgeable and experienced could recommend the best way to pre Xmas test a tub of ice cream. Surely the quality at the top, in the middle, and at the bottom need to be the same. You would not want any guests to think their serve was different from the person sitting opposite now, would you?
Seen at our independent “warehouse” supermarket: - Golden North, Christmas Pudding Ice Cream 1.2 litre. A touch of Christmas Spirit : with real fruit pieces I was sorely tempted but got some plain vanilla 1 litre as we don’t normally have ice cream.