Tough Chew
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A “Tough chew” describes when some edible thing is difficult to chew and swallow.

A pleasant or non-tough chew is either brittle, so it easily breaks down to manageable bites, or tender so that it is easily masticated.  Fibrous foods, like tough vegetables or tough cuts of meat, and hard foods are notorious Tough Chews. A Tough Chew is a negative subset of, and related to Mouth Feel.

A Tough Chew can impact how your diners experience the taste of your foods.