Tasting “Weird and Wild” Jelly Bean Flavors Using HS SPME Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

DOCUMENT: Application | Ref: 203-821-529Download
Category: Aroma Flavour Fragrance, Separation Science Mass Spectrometry

This note demonstrates the ease-of-use and capabilities of a LECO’s Pegasus BT – GC-TOFMS a benchtop time-of-flight mass spectrometer to effectively differentiate exotic flavor profiles in store-purchased jelly beans. Ref. 203-821-529

The GC-MS data was used to differentiate the visually identical jelly beans based on the components detected and identified in their headspace. The data was compiled into tables with key analytes and their taste/odor descriptors. As part of the experiment, children participated in a game, taking turns selecting jelly beans from one of several visually identical pairs. Ref. 203-821-529

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