Describing food - Adjectives to describe food

Describing foods is quite hard, it is not easy as it may seem. Here are some adjectives to describe food:

  • bitter
  • sour
  • sweet
  • salty
  • hot
  • oily
  • crunchy
  • stale
  • sticky

Examples of taste adjectives

"The bread is old, don't eat it because it's stale"


"I put a lot of sugar in my coffee because I want it to taste sweet"

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