Woolworths offers free food for reviews

Retailer Woolworths has created an online taste testing club, offering free food for reviews. (AAP)

Woolworths has created an online taste testing club, offering free food for reviews as part of the supermarket giant's effort to improve its own brand products.

Woolworths is trying to better understand what shoppers want from the supermarket giant's own branded products by offering free food in exchange for reviews.

About 4,000 customers have taken part in online tasting club The Bunch over the past six months, sampling items including lamb shanks, crackers, brie and ice cream.

Woolworths senior brand manager Gemma Howells said customers are given full-sized portions to test and are allowed to give unfiltered reviews on The Bunch website.

"We have spent so much investment in making sure we have the right quality in our own brand range and what this does is get people testing those products on a much bigger scale and giving us feedback," Ms Howells told AAP.

"We are capturing the feedback and we can do something with it and improve our product."

The supermarket giant has been reducing the number of its own branded products, including dumping the Home Brand label for Essentials, to improve its private labelled offering.

Source AAP

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