Asking the Giant Panda about Sweet Taste (image) Monell Chemical Senses Center Caption Two-bowl choice tests were used to assess the giant panda's liking for sweet taste. Pandas were given two bowls, one containing sugar water and the other plain water, and allowed to drink for five minutes. If the panda drank more sugar water than plain water, it was classified as preferring the sugar water. Credit Mary Leonard/Monell Center Usage Restrictions Request permission from firstname.lastname@example.org Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.