Friends of Glass

Are you a sweet or sour kind of person? I vary depending on my mood but I’m mostly spicy I think, I love chilli on just about everything and have been known to eat a salmon stir fry for breakfast before!

Foodie-obsessed, I’m pretty excited about a brand new quiz #MapYourTaste by Friends of Glass which tracks the tastebuds of people just like me all over Europe.

The new quiz sets out to discover which tastes we prefer and how they’re affected by where we live.

Consumers are being invited to play the Friends of Glass #MapYourTaste fun quiz in order to find out their own personal taste profile be it salty, sweet, bland, sour, bitter, spicy or cool.

The answers will be built into an online Taste Map, with the final result revealing the ‘Taste of Europe’ – a fascinating picture of preferences across the continent.

Participants can see how their individual preferences compare to others both at home and abroad and why it is we love the tastes that we do.

To take part, simply log onto the Friends of Glass website to play, where you can also find interesting facts about taste and discover why glass is best for enjoying and preserving the pure taste of food and drink.

To create the Taste Map, Friends of Glass, the influential community who prefer to choose glass packaging for health, taste and the environment, first joined forces with a panel of renowned taste experts to identify taste foundations for map.

The taste experts’ panel featured the UK’s own 2014 Beer Sommelier of the Year Jane Peyton, who comments:

‘It’s so interesting to consider what tastes we are naturally drawn to and how much where we grow up influences our preferences. The Friends of Glass Taste of Europe map is going to prove a fascinating insight into this.

I had no idea when I was younger that I would one day become a beer sommelier and favour bitterness – I didn’t even think then that I had a particularly good sense of taste but you can train yourself. Practice really does make perfect. I’m not perfect yet, so I’ll have to keep practicing!’

The Friends of Glass #MapYourTaste campaign will feature in several major European food and drink events during 2015, including Taste of London, Regent’s Park, London, 17-21 June; the EXPO Milano, 25-29 May and the Salon de la Revue du Vin de France, 5 June.

The campaign will continue until the end of 2015 with plans to visit other European cities such as Hamburg, Munich and Madrid.

How to take part and #MapYourTaste

 Go to and complete the quiz to


 Discover how your preferences will feed into the Taste Map

 Learn more about different tastes from peer consumers and our Taste Makers

 Join the Friends of Glass Community on Twitter and Facebook.

Excitingly Friends of Glass are also offering a lucky Honest Mum reader the chance to win £25 to spend on John Lewis where you’ll find foodie gifts to fit all tastes, to spend your winnings on!

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Simply enter via Rafflecopter below and don’t forget to take the test to be in with a chance of winning.

UK Only

End June 28th 2015.

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226 Responses

  1. Leanne Bell

    Our kettle is on its way out, so I would treat myself to a new one 🙂 x

  2. Nicola Lynch

    I just love John Lewsi! Products are fab and customer servicce is excellent!

  3. jessica newman

    im getting married in 7 weeks, i love their wedding range and would love to treat myself to something pretty


    Its my hubbys 50th Birthday comming up and would love to spoil him with some man stuff

  5. Chris Fletcher

    I’d love to buy something nice for the house, it looks a bit drab!

  6. Linda Brooking

    My husband’s birthday is in July and I would love to buy him some nice treats from Waitrose…


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