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
answers
flagFrance
8%
25%
58%
8%
12
flagthe United States
6%
27%
48%
17%
29
flagthe United Kingdom
8%
33%
43%
14%
78
flagNorway
10%
30%
40%
20%
10
flagPoland
11%
31%
39%
16%
1802
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
45%
36%
18%
11
flagGermany
9%
42%
33%
15%
33
flagIndia
20%
20%
33%
26%
15

Gender

men38%
women38%
salicin
10%
13%
absinthe
33%
34%
denatonium benzoate
38%
38%
benzoic acid
17%
13%

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