I work near a market research company called Synovate. A few friends of mine have friends working inside there and they always send me emails whenever the company is looking for volunteers to help them test a new product or foodstuff. Best of all, they do pay a little token sum which isn’t too bad for half hour of your time! The last time I went there, I was given 3 little cups of isotonic drinks to try, filled out a form with my opinion, had a short interview session on which I thought was the best and voila, I was paid RM30 for my efforts! It’s not too bad at all! Plus you get to actually try stuff which aren’t available in the market yet!