Dr. Polly Barrett

Dr. Polly Barrett

Dr. Polly Barrett, Director of Sales & Marketing at National Flavors, has held several expansive commercial and technical roles supporting customers’ product launches through development, testing, and commercialization of new flavors. Her doctorate from Western Michigan University included exploring statistical modeling to analyze sensory and testing data for foods. Polly also holds a master’s degree in Food Science from Kansas State University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College. She’s completed certification courses in Sensory and Consumer Studies at the University of California-Davis.

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The Inspiration for Flavor Innovation

By Dr. Polly Barrett on Aug 21, 2020

Fact: Most people like to try new flavors
  • 67% of us agree that “we love to discover new flavors.” We rank taste as the #1 driver of choice for foods and beverages, according to a study from Innova.
  • More than 70% of people will visit a food & drink establishment that offers new flavors, says Technomic’s research, with two-thirds agreeing they’ll pay more for innovative tastes.
Topics: Alcoholic Beverages Bakery Confections Frozen Desserts Processed Fruits Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD Product Development