Have you ever had a day in your production or testing area where you have had a mistake? When it happens on that rare occasion, it’s a frustrating and embarrassing reminder that we’re human and prone to errors on occasion! We’ve had a whoops when preparing testing samples for evaluators that means our mistake is your chance to win!
Here’s how it happened. We had been setting up a spot in our test area to make flavor samples for some evaluators. The day had been a little more chaotic than usual, and we had two people trying to use the same space without checking that someone else had already claimed the testing space. We ended up with two flavor oils in the same testing space and naturally, confusion followed!
How did we find the mistake? Like our warehouse, our testing area also fills out production logs to note everything we can about our tests and samples. This mistake was found when our production log was being filled out with the product data, and it was discovered that both flavor oils had been used in the sample production. So we now have several bottles of a flavor that is caramel blended with a hint of coffee that can’t be sent to evaluators for testing purposes.
So what did we learn?
- When separate workspaces are available, make sure that you are starting a new project in a clean workspace without other items in your workspace.
- Always check your workspace for additional items if you had to step away in mid-production.
- Communicate clearly about used workspaces.
- Keeping good production/test log notes will help catch mistakes.
We’re sharing the lesson we learned so that we can pass this valuable information on to you and because we have several 4 fl oz bottles of flavor oil that you have a chance to win for your own fun projects!
So, this is where our whoops is your win! Comment on this post by April 11th, 2019 and tell us about your own production mistakes in the soap lab, lip balm workshop, lotion studio, or even your home kitchen. If you want a chance at a bonus goodie giveaway, tell us what your favorite beverage or dessert is that uses caramel, toffee, or coffee.
All comments on this post will be entered into a random drawing on April 12th, 2019 for a chance to win one of these whoopsie bottles!
Good luck and may the odds ever be in your flavor!