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How Do the Experts Determine the Best Bagels?

October 28, 2011


Interactive Taste-Testing Event at Vanderbilt Hall with Consumer Reports Sensory Experts

Friday, October 28th at 9:00 a.m.

YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by Consumer Reports:

WHO: Consumer Reports, the world’s largest independent product-testing organization, celebrating 75 years of helping consumers make more informed purchasing decisions and advocating for marketplace change.

WHAT: Consumer Reports will demonstrate its food testing techniques and protocol using bagels from around New York City. CR sensory experts will explain the criteria on which bagels are evaluated including: appearance, texture and flavor. Testers will talk about attributes such as chewiness, density, stretchiness and cohesiveness.

Media will be permitted to ask questions and taste NYC’s best bagels along with CR experts.

WHEN: Friday, October 28 @ 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall
87 E. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

MORE: Based in Yonkers, New York, Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent consumer-product-testing organization. Consumer Reports also surveys millions of consumers every year about their experiences with products and services.

Some 155,000 products have been put through their paces in Consumer Reports test labs since 1936 when the organization was founded. They include everything from inexpensive sneakers to $105,000 sports cars. Computers and popcorn poppers. Cognacs and colas. CR’s engineers and technicians eyeball, heft, measure, weigh, taste, use, and abuse those products. They take products apart, leave them out to weather, drop them, crash them, and put them through accelerated wear tests to assess their durability. Sometimes they find hazards: Vehicles that tip up in emergency maneuvers. A grill with a firebox that drips molten metal. Kerosene heaters that emit deadly carbon monoxide.

SOURCE Consumer Reports

Source: PR Newswire