Miracle Berry?!

February 3, 2009 at 9:44 pm 2 comments

Tonight’s episode of Food Detectives on the Food Network had a really interesting segment on the “miracle berry”.  Apparently it alters the taste buds on your tongue and causes foods, especially acidic ones, to taste sweet.  Since it doesn’t affect your brain, there’s no dangers associated with it (yet) and its pretty much just used for fun. Even at $2.50 for a single berry, I’d try it, mostly because it sounds really bizarre.

Some people are making money by holding “flavor tripping” parties and charging admission, but I’m pretty sure there’s got to be some bigger mass market ideas out there.

More from the NY Times.

Also, props to Food Detectives for doing something more interesting than its usual fare of brain freeze and the “five second rule”.


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  • 1. Charles Lee  |  February 4, 2009 at 3:26 am

    mass market idea = miracle fruit tablets Go and email me your address and I’ll send you a pack on the house. -Charles

  • 2. Lucy  |  February 6, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I’ve had something like that at ECHO! You eat it, and then everything tastes sweet. it’s kind of surreal, actally. My friend Jen was telling me how cancer patients eat them so that they can eat normal food without the super-sour taste in their mouth caused by chemo (?? I might be getting some of this garbled).

    Interesting, nonetheless!

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