The Enjoyment Value

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The Enjoyment Value

The Enjoyment Value

To sensory quality, appearance, taste, smell, consistency, maturity and freshness. These attributes define the taste value of a food. What is, in this context, the individual demands, is extremely subjective. Each Person has his own idea of how a food should look, smell and it should taste like. In this case, the individual taste system is not innate, but rather it is determined by the prevailing food culture. A newborn infant adapts to the norms of the family taste and trained his sense of taste accordingly.

The taste of food was better in the past than it is today?

Modern production methods, which are used in the food industry, usually have a loss or a change in the natural taste of the original food. Through aromatization, this effect is compensated for.

The shelves of the supermarkets are full of flavoured foods and our taste buds now more familiar with the artificial flavors with the natural flavor of an Apple or a pear. Many children and adolescents prefer to use the unit, the aroma of Fast Food and ready meals to natural, from their point of view, rather bland-tasting, food. A Problem we face today is the change in the Tastes to a “unity of taste is therefore more likely”.


Nowadays, we have a rich offer of food, which we can access anytime. The product diversity has increased over the last 50 years: from 1400 in 1950 to today, approximately 9000 products. It is safe and high quality food. They are hygienic and is mostly free of pollution and contamination. For comprehensive legal regulations on a national and international level, as well as high Standards in the manufacturing Establishments.

Black sheep there are also, of course, in this area, the poor goods on the market and a negative Image. Overall, it was never so easy a healthy, varied and high quality diet. It depends on the correct selection and combination of food:

  • They prefer fresh foods, and take note of the seasonal offer.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables before eating, thoroughly. Residues of plant protection products can be reduced.
  • Make sure it has a good quality of animal food. Numerous producers undertake in the framework of quality labels and quality marks high-quality and safe food to offer.
  • If you rely on ready meals, make sure that these are processed as little (e.g., frozen vegetables).

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  • Our food is of lower quality than in the past?
  • The Use-Value
  • The Enjoyment Value