"Cocoa Powder - Rich and Tasteful" sounds wrong. I think it should be "tasty" - but can you explain why grammatically?
I would not use it as a synonym for tasty. I have noticed recently that some foods and drinks are labelled "flavourful". I don't like that either.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
If it means anything in relation to food, "tasteful" would simply mean that it has a lot of taste.
Something that is "tasty" has a good taste.
"Tasteful" to me does not mean "full of taste" but rather "in good taste" so only "tasty" fits this context.
It's not a grammatical reason; it's a semantic one. Any adjective could be used grammaticallly.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Mar-2015 at 14:28. Reason: Fixing typo.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Well, they say it's a rare use of the word, Mike. I would say very rare.