With 40 years of experience in food texture, Food Technology Corporation has provided solutions to texture issues and developments for all types of food and applications.


We regularly receive inquiries from bakery companies just like yours, asking how to measure and control their products and assign a numeric value to a sensorial perception. For example, their bread is too crumbly, their cookies too mushy or tortillas breaking too easy


Our technical and sales departments work together to test samples of your food product in order to determine the most appropriate testing method for the desired texture parameter and result such as hardness, firmness, stickiness, break strength, etc.


We would like to share with you some of the results we have found in popular products. We hope you may find these case studies relevant to your company as well.

Tortilla Penetration Test


The test was done in order to measure the break/burst strength of the tortilla. The manufacturer was receiving complaints from other factories that the tortillas were breaking open too easily once filled with hot substance. 



Pastry Firmness/Break Test


Processor needed a standardized, quantitative value to assign to the firmness of the breakfast pastry once it had been cooked properly in toaster as they had received complaints from customers who said they followed toasting directions on box, but product did not have desired texture once cooked. 


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Biscuit Penetration Test


This test was performed to measure hardness of outer crust. The bakery product manufacturer wanted to change the recipe slightly and needed to know how this would affect final end product texture. Secondly, they needed a way to measure final end texture depending on different baking temperatures and assign value to each of them for quality control purposes. 


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Feel free to e-mail us with your questions or, if you would like to send us samples to test, we will be glad to show you what type of results you can expect using our TMS-Pro texture analyzer.


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Food Technology Corporation Team

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