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Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed below.

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements are also shown which are commonly used in this application area. However, this does not show the complete range of attachments available for the testing of snack products. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion, cutting/shearing.


Typical measurements include:

  • Crispness/ fracturability: potato chips, tacos, tortilla chips, pretzels, popcorn, extruded snacks, popodums, prawn crackers, crispbread, breadsticks

  • Spreadability: table spreads, peanut butter
  • Toughness/Tensile Strength: pizza, tortillas
  • Firmness: nuts, tortillas, French fries, cereal bars
  • Extensibility/Elasticity: tortillas
  • Hinge Strength: taco shells
  • Consistency: ketchup, snack dips, jam

Tortilla/Pastry Burst Rig

Crisp Fracture Support Rig

TTC Spreadability Rig

Tortilla/Pastry Burst Rig
 Has been developed to perform
extension and elasticity 
measurements on pastry and 
Tortillas. Other applications could 
include burst testing on packaging 
films allowing the operator to 
measure strength, recovery and 
elasticity.

Crisp Fracture Support Rig
Used for Fracturability of snack
foods and potato crisps by means 
of penetration using a ball probe.

TTC Spreadability Rig
 Used for the measurement of
spreadability of e.g. fats, table 
spreads, peanut butter.

Craft Knife Blade

Mini Kramer Ottawa cell

Pizza Tensile Rig

Craft Knife Blade
Can be used to assess cutting
force of e.g. nuts.

Mini Kramer/Ottawa Cell
Particularly suited to reduce the
force of bulk shearing/compression 
of multi particle products.

Pizza Tensile Rig
 The tensile force and extension
to break the sample is measured 
and used as indication of pizza 
toughness.

Acoustic Envelope Detector

Acoustic Emission and 
Video Playback
Allow the collection of acoustic
data during a test and the 
synchronisation of force data with 
video frames - of particular interest 
for the testing of brittle products.


Application Studies are available for the testing of SNACK products using the TA.XT2i, TA.XTplus, TA.XTExpress  or TA.HDplus texture analysers.

In addition, scientific papers have been published which reference the use of the TA.XT2i/TA.XTplus/TA.HDplus in the testing of SNACK products.
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