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Old 06-19-2018, 02:34 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by el luchador View Post
I would like to take a judging class one day. Here is a question for you.

I don't like sweet chicken. If it has any sweet then to me it's too sweet. Can one judge accordingly? Ie give a lower mark for being too sweet/salty/Smoky etc?
I took the class back in 2013, but I do judge some every year (cook more, though). What I remember, or at least my interpretation of the instruction, was that you are to judge it for what it is, not what it's not. So, if you taste it, and yeah, it's too sweet for your personal taste, but man, that's some outstanding sweet chicken - then you should score it high. Because what it is is excellent.

That being said, if the sweetness overpowers the other flavors, and is cloying, then yes, you could score down. Because what it is is cloying and too sweet.

Clear as mud?
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