Waters & Soft Drinks
Monde Selection aims to deliver the most impartial and independent evaluation. The quality of each product is evaluated by a panel independent and renowned experts according to a very precise methodology and criteria.
To guarantee an objective assessment, our jury members fill in, in a strict independent way, the evaluation forms which include up to 25 parameters to establish the quality profile of the product. Each product category has its own evaluation form with specific quality criteria weighted according to the evolution of the consumer’s expectations and the recommendations of the scientific board of Monde Selection.
To offer a more objective view of each product, the water and soft drinks are not subject to a blind evaluation. The experts receive a complete presentation of the product, including origin, composition and any particularities in order to have a global understanding of the product before starting the individual evaluation.
After validating their individual results, the members of the jury share their knowledge and opinions to unanimously validate the final result.
Up to 25 evaluation criteria
[Waters] Clarity and brilliance.
[Soft-drinks] Colour, saturation and clearness.
[Waters] Cleanliness and purity.
[Soft-drinks] Bouquet (set of olfactory notes), complexity, harmony.
Taste – Aftertaste
[Waters] Harmony, intensity, residual taste, level of carbonation, etc.
[Soft-drinks] Sweetness, acidity, bitterness, fruitiness, etc.
The softness, carbonation feeling if applicable, freshness, refreshing sensation, etc.
Label information, protection of the product, materials used, ease of use, etc.
Correspondence between the legislation and the laboratory analysis, honest and trustworthy labelling claims.