Monday, February 22, 2010

Flavor Trippin' part 1: Uh, What?

Ok, so there's this trippy West-African plant called the Miracle Berry Plant, which yields the eponymous Miracle Fruit (which, in a bizarre coincidence, is full of the protein Miraculin). When eaten or, more precisely, when masticated and rolled around on the tongue, the pulp of the Miracle Fruit causes sour food to taste sweet. I know: miraculous.

So now all the cool kids are buying Miracle Berry, raiding the pantry, and flavor tripping. And doing shots of cider vinegar.

The experience is kind of like being marooned on Malacandra and having to taste everything around you to decide if they are tasty or disgusting.

Citrus fruit was quite divine, with lemon sprinkled with cinnamon seeming to come out as everyone's favourite.  Other combinations, like the lemon with jalapeƱo mustard above, were as horrible as you might expect, but in a truly different and unique way.  It was a terrible betrayal, like a Merle Haggard song at a French restaurant.

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