Which substance is the most bitter?

salicin
absinthe
denatonium benzoate
benzoic acid
De­na­to­ni­um, usually avail­able as de­na­to­ni­um benzoate and as de­na­to­ni­um sac­cha­ride, is the most bitter chemical compound known, with bit­ter­ness thresh­olds of 0.05 ppm for the benzoate and 0.01 ppm for the sac­cha­ride.

Answers distribution

salicin
absinthe
denatonium benzoate
benzoic acid
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flagFinland
0%
9%
90%
0%
11
flagthe United Arab Emirates
10%
10%
75%
5%
20
flagthe Philippines
0%
30%
70%
0%
10
flagGreece
7%
38%
53%
0%
13
flagUkraine
8%
30%
52%
8%
23
flagRepublic of Ireland
3%
34%
50%
11%
26
flagSweden
21%
7%
50%
21%
14
flagFrance
7%
33%
48%
11%
27
flagItaly
5%
31%
47%
15%
19
flagthe United States
8%
26%
46%
20%
100
flagthe United Kingdom
8%
28%
45%
17%
206
flagPoland
12%
28%
43%
15%
5590
flagthe Netherlands
20%
36%
40%
4%
25
flagGermany
11%
37%
38%
11%
77
flagUnknown
14%
30%
36%
19%
530
flagIndia
15%
13%
33%
37%
53
flagNorway
16%
27%
33%
22%
18
flagRussia
15%
7%
30%
46%
13

Gender

men38%
women41%
salicin
14%
13%
absinthe
29%
32%
denatonium benzoate
38%
41%
benzoic acid
17%
12%

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