Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Flavor Tripping!

UPDATE: See our full notes here on our experiences with Miracle Fruit.

$40 worth of Miracle fruit berries

There was an article in the NY Times this week about the "Miracle Fruit", a west African cranberry with psychotripic effects that make everything taste sweet!

"Albert Yuen, drizzled Tabasco sauce onto her tongue. She swallowed and considered the flavor: “Doughnut glaze, hot doughnut glaze!” . . .

limes were candied, vinegar resembled apple juice, goat cheese tasted like cheesecake on the tongue and goat cheese on the throat."

They are not cheap ($2 per berry), but flavor tripping has the promise to be far more than a flash in the pan.

Miracle Fruit "numbs your sour and bitter tastebuds for a couple of hours after eating it. That means that everything that used to taste sour now tastes sweet . . .

after eating one stout beers taste like chocolate milkshakes, grapefruits taste like pixie sticks, cheeses taste like frosting, it will make even the crappiest tequila taste like lemonade "

Miracle fruit is expensive and hard to find, we got ours from Thomas Vu Enterprises at forty bucks for a handful of berries.