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Difference between: mouthfeel and texture

I first learned of the term “mouthfeel” in The New York Times article “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food.” Then, it came up again when I was reading, Salt, Sugar, and Fat.

When we started our Game Night Food Competitions, I used “mouthfeel” as one of the judging categories. My husband at one point asked if we could have “texture” instead, and I balked.

It occurred to me people really don’t know the difference, and clearly, they need to.

black and white image, close up of a fork full of food going into a mouth

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