Get paid to try foods and share your opinions!

Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds!

CSU Spur’s taste testing lab is launching in 2023, and we’re looking for people who would like to get paid to try food and beverage items and provide feedback!

Many local and regional companies need input to help them make better tasting products, and even introduce new products to the marketplace.

As one of the CSU Spur taste testers in our database, you will receive email notifications for events and surveys. Opportunities include paid taste tests and focus groups; even paid online surveys that can be completed from anywhere.

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Common questions

It’s exactly as it sounds; you get to try foods and share your opinions!

Companies often look for ways to refine new products or improve existing products, so hearing from members of the public is an important part of those changes.

Yes! Nearly all taste tests will be paid. Before every test we will share with you the amount you might be paid and time commitment if you are selected as a participant. 

In the sensory lab connected to the CSU Spur campus’ Terra kitchen.

You will learn what you’ll be testing prior to the test, but taste tests can include all types of foods and beverages from yogurt to crackers to soups, sauces, pizza and more!  

No! All we ask if for you to come and give you honest opinion about the food. Taste testers will be asked to follow some general guidelines, including no smoking and no drinking coffee for an hour before arriving, since it can affect your ability to taste. 

All ages! Most tests are for adults, but we also do taste testing of kid products. 

No, you will not be employed by CSU Spur. The tests are casual opportunities where you will be paid for any test for which you qualify for and participate in, like a focus group.