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%
9%
90%
0%
11
flagthe United Arab Emirates
9%
9%
77%
4%
22
flagthe Philippines
0%
27%
72%
0%
11
flagGreece
6%
31%
62%
0%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
6%
30%
50%
13%
30
flagFrance
6%
29%
48%
16%
31
flagUkraine
8%
36%
48%
8%
25
flagthe United Kingdom
8%
28%
46%
17%
221
flagthe United States
7%
25%
45%
20%
102
flagItaly
10%
30%
45%
15%
20
flagCzech Republic
36%
9%
45%
9%
11
flagPoland
12%
27%
43%
15%
6217
flagthe Netherlands
20%
33%
43%
3%
30
flagGermany
12%
36%
40%
10%
82
flagSweden
20%
10%
40%
30%
20
flagNorway
18%
22%
36%
22%
22
flagUnknown
14%
30%
35%
20%
585
flagIndia
15%
11%
33%
38%
60
flagRussia
15%
7%
30%
46%
13
flagPakistan
9%
27%
27%
36%
11

Gender

men37%
women41%
salicin
15%
13%
absinthe
29%
32%
denatonium benzoate
37%
41%
benzoic acid
17%
12%

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Author: Bartosz
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