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Current Nutrition & Food Science


ISSN (Print): 1573-4013
ISSN (Online): 2212-3881

The Role of Taste and Label Information on Purchase Decision: Assessment of a Gluten-Free Wafer by Non-Celiac Consumers

Author(s): Tiziana de-Magistris, Vilma Xhakollari and Alejandra De Los Rios

Volume 11 , Issue 4 , 2015

Page: [257 - 262] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573401311666150619173002

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Several studies have reported that taste is one of the most important factors for choosing gluten-free (GF) products and that generally a GF label could increase consumer confidence. Since empirical evidence has shown that non-celiac people also eat GF products, the aim of our study is to assess the impact of taste and GF labeling on one’s willingness to pay (WTP) for GF cocoa wafers, as assessed by non-celiac consumers. A total of 222 non-celiac consumers participated in a hypothetical experiment. The results indicated that non-celiac consumers showed no statistically significant differences in WTP values when they taste gluten and GF products and evaluate GF label use.

Keywords: Gluten-free, wafers, willingness to pay, non-celiac, tasting, labeling.

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