EatOffs FAQ Pages
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These hosted tasting events use local judges & consumers to compare similar products from different brands.
Who Can Launch EatOffs?
Sussex & Morris county restaurants, retailers, grocers & offices that choose to participate.
What NJ Towns Will Get EatOffs?
Established hosts launch new EatOffs, that are promoted & replicated by various hosts in surrounding towns.
By attending regular EatOffs, residents continually explore tasting competitions and new product showcases.
Who Are The Judges?
Food judges include chefs, caterers, restaurateurs, food retailers, grocers, nutritionists and food bloggers.
How is Tastecoin a Marketing Tool for the Food Industry?
Tastecoin can open new accounts with restaurants, caterers, bars, bakeries, cafes, food trucks, grocers & more.
Participating food related businesses select 7 of their favorite similar products to create their own unique EatOffs.
7 brands from each unique EatOffs get promoted, tasting, tested, rated, graded, compared & posted.
We expand brand awareness using consumer tastings, testing new products, comparing sets & featured products.
EatOffs helps the working relationships between manufacturers, distributors, restaurants, retailers & consumers.
What Criteria Will Be Used In Our Tastes Testings?
appearance, aroma, flavor, touch, feel in mouth, sound, after taste,
overall pleasure, overall appreciation
color intensity, compactness, elasticity, geometrical shape, limpidity, moist look, paleness, shade, shape, shininess, skin surface, tanning, thickness
aromatic, fishy, floral fresh, pungent, smokey, sour, spicy, sweet
acidic, bitter, bland, cool, creamy, earthy, fatty, fizzy, fresh, fruity, hot, milky, moist, nutty, pasty, pungent, salty, sharp, sourish, smokey, spicy, sweet, woody, zesty
elasticity, firmness, mealiness, oily, skin consistency, skin thickness, temperature, tenderness, texture (rough or smooth), thickness5>
feel in mouth
chewy, creaminess, crispiness, crumbly, denseness, elasticity, fattiness, fibrousness, firmness, fresh, graininess, juiciness, mealiness, moistness, sour, spicy, sponginess, stickiness, texture, tenderness, thickness
bubbly, crackly, crispy, crunchy, fresh, snappy, popping
persistence of mouth sensation
Who Co-ops the Direct Mail, Besides the Hosts?
EatOffs ties in other local retailers & other business interests that help sponsor targeted direct mailings.
Signs promoting EatOffs are placed into windows of many participating local retailers & businesses.
How Are Consumers Convinced to Post to Testimonials on Social Media?
Consumers are tipped a bounty of Tastecoins for testimonials after participating in tasting tryouts.
Consumers posting testimonials onto social media, doubles the Tastecoin reward from each product.
When Will EatOffs begin?
this Spring in Sussex & Morris County NJ, with mail order to all 50 states.
EatOffs consumer testing will launch in several towns in the Sussex & Morris Counties of New Jersey.
Following EatOffs may appear around Fredon, Vernon, Kinnelon, Montville, Mountain Lakes, Morristown, Morris Township, Harding, Madison, Chatham, Mendham, Chester, Washington Township, & Tewksbury, NJ in 2018.
What Themes Will EatOffs Start With ?
Candy - mini chocolate bars & gummies, Condiment - mustards, Snack - pretzels, Drink - root beers.
Candy - peanut butter cups, Condiment - salsas, Snack - tortilla chips, Drink - ginger beverages.
Candy - caramels, Condiment - ketchups, Snack - potato chips, crisps & sticks, Drink - black cherry sodas.
Candy - malted milk balls, Condiment - bbq sauces, Snack - cornbreads, Drink - coconut waters.
Upcoming Candy Tryouts includes cinnamon spiced candy, gums, licorice, mints, nut bars, sours, sugar free, taffy & toffees.
Upcoming Bakery Tryouts includes brownies, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls, crackers, cream puffs, muffins, tarts & whoopie pies.
Upcoming Condiment Tryouts includes bbq sauces, dips, dressings, horseradishes, hot peppers, hot sauces, pickled foods, sauerkrauts & syrups.
Upcoming Snack Tryouts includes applesauces, bars (energy, fruit, granola, krispy), dried fruit/berries, jerkies, nuts, popcorns, & trail mixes.
Upcoming Drink Tryouts includes aloe, berries, coffees, diet, energy, flavored & sparkling waters, garden, juice boxes, lemonades, & limeades.
A special tribute nonpareil sampler will start to fund the testing of healthier options at food kitchens, shelters, hospitals and schools.
Future EatOffs themes may include - bbq potato chips, choc covered pretzels, orange sodas, chunky peanut butters, strawberry spreads,
chocolate milks, pomegranate juice, watermelon ices, purple carrots, pistachio ice creams, spicy salsas, blueberry muffins, bbq rubs,
mint teas, vanilla frostings, cocktail mixes, jersey tomatoes, grape jams, yogurt covered cashews, tart apples, jalapeno flavored jerkies, animal crackers,
vanilla yogurts, root beers, organic dates, pesto sauces, sour pickles, trail mixes, coconut cream pies, lemonades, gingerbread cookies,
apple sauces, gummy candies, sauerkrauts, polentas, honeys, cornbreads, etc.
How Will EatOffs Expand ?
The nature of the changing food & drink themes of EatOffs help Tastecoin expand & vary the hosts for our taste testing.
Tastecoin's search for buying group members will continuously add new locations, attracting new customers to our testing data.
Who Has The Best Chance To Be Tested By EatOffs ?
Food manufacturers with new products have the best chance to be tested by Tastecoin's restaurants, retailers, vending companies & consumers.
How Can Manufacturers Get Free Data From EatOffs ?
Manufacturers that provide a case of product for EatOffs hosts, will receive their first grading by hosts & consumer rating average for free.
Free consumer rankings/gradings/initial reactions/comments, go to manufacturers that provide several cases of product for consumer tastings.
What Advertising Options Do Manufacturers Have To Promote EatOffs ?
Coupon circulars & direct mail are options for manufacturers currently, with signage, tasting placemats & score cards coming in late 2017.
What's Coming In EatOffs Future ?
Besides giving consumers access to tastings, new products, remainders, closeouts & new age options, EatOffs educationally explores foods.
Histories of related ingrediants, nutritional information, lobby control and other educational aspects will constantly be examined.
How things work, chemistry involved, what turns to sugar, Americans food related health problems and more will be revealed.
In 2018, Tastecoin will create Non GMO, organic and allergy based menus for more sensitive consumers to thrive on.
Using gathered information, Tastecoin buying group members can jump on trending items early to ride the sales waves together.
Big companies take a long time to react to a trend, small companies can turn on a dime when notified and equipped.
What Incentives, Profits & Discounts Are Associated With EatOffs
Customers earn 2% incentive coupons to discount in-store purchases from their dropped shipped purchases.
In 2018, Retailers can price excess inventory ( glut ) in Tastecoins & feature them at their EatOffs & on Xglut.com.
Retailers will also be able to use their unwanted glut with our coupons to attract attention to their sale.
After EatOffs consumers
favorite products can be embedded onto the shelves of local businesses
The nature of the changing grocery themes of EatOffs helps Tastecoin expand & vary the hosts for our taste testing.
After our 2017 Sparta area test, Tastecoin plans to expand further into Morris, then into Passaic & Bergen Counties.
Besides drawing local support, coordinating north Jersey product pavilions will increase our NYC & tri-state tourism.
Tastecoin advertises in publications that are distributed in wineries, restaurants & other nearby tourist attractions.
Can Manufacturers Tip Hosts After Successful Events ?
Why Is Their So Much Sugar & Bad Ingredients In Most Of The Products Tested ?
Tastecoin will also taste test glutten free, organic, non GMO & allergy based products for more sensitive consumers.
Besides Newspaper Circulars & Direct Mail What Other Marketing Will Be Available ?
Event based ad opportunities for manufacturers like signage, tasting tickets & score cards will start in late 2017.
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