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
5%
36%
52%
5%
19
flagthe United States
8%
23%
47%
19%
46
flagUU
5%
41%
41%
11%
17
flagPoland
11%
30%
40%
16%
2115
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
31%
39%
18%
92
flagNorway
9%
36%
36%
18%
11
flagGermany
10%
41%
35%
12%
39
flagthe Netherlands
16%
50%
33%
0%
12
flagIndia
18%
13%
31%
36%
22
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
53%
30%
15%
13

Gender

men37%
women38%
salicin
10%
13%
absinthe
33%
35%
denatonium benzoate
37%
38%
benzoic acid
18%
12%

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