On a lighter note, Meet Mr. Icecream Taste-Tester Man With His Special Gold Spoon!
Using a special gold spoon, specifically designed and created for these occasions, while doing "professional taste-testing" allows the person whom is doing the testing to be able to taste the product 100% without a slight percentage of 'after-taste' from typical spoons (and they do, whether you realize it or not; but only slightly -- not enough to actually notice it, unless you're a taste-tester).
I also realized, not long after taking this, that he looks like Mr. Joyboy from the greatest Black Comedy ever (take my word for it...ever! -- and for those of you who don't know what a "black comedy" is; no, it's not a comedy that solely stars African-Americans...although, I'm sure most of you knew that, but if not...Go here), The Loved One, played by Rod Steiger (in my opinion, one of the most underrated actors ever).
I saw taste-testing done for Jolly Ranchers a few months ago, as well. My happy taste-bud meter definitely went sky-high! Imagine getting paid to taste food/candy! A group of them had a small plastic container of the ingredient (each with a different flavor of the jolly rancher) and they all rubbed it in the viewers' faces by showing close-ups of them tasting it. I blame the camera-crew.
Mmmmmm. Woo-woo-woo. Mmmmmm.