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
flagFinland
0%
10%
90%
0%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
14%
14%
64%
7%
14
flagSweden
27%
0%
54%
18%
11
flagItaly
0%
28%
50%
21%
14
flagFrance
8%
32%
48%
12%
25
flagRepublic of Ireland
4%
34%
47%
13%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
7%
29%
45%
17%
151
flagthe United States
8%
24%
45%
21%
79
flagUkraine
18%
27%
45%
9%
11
flagPoland
11%
28%
44%
15%
3287
flagUnknown
9%
28%
43%
18%
71
flagGermany
6%
40%
39%
13%
61
flagIndia
15%
10%
36%
36%
38
flagNorway
16%
33%
33%
16%
12
flagthe Netherlands
18%
43%
31%
6%
16

Gender

men41%
women41%
salicin
10%
13%
absinthe
30%
33%
denatonium benzoate
41%
41%
benzoic acid
17%
11%

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Author: Bartosz
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