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Miracle Berry Flavor Tripping Party

Miracle Berry Flavor Tripping Party

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Jen throws a flavor tripping party to give her friends the ultimate food experience, while under the Miracle Berry influence.

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- We're going real deep today. Deep into the science of this peculiar fruit called the miracle berry. It's found in parts of West Africa and it's known for its ability to alter your taste buds. There's a protein in it called miraculin and when it comes into contact with your tongue it binds onto your taste buds, particularly your sweet receptors. So whenever you eat something acidic, it kind of tricks your taste buds into thinking that sour thing is actually super sweet. Since it's really difficult to get the actual fruit, there are lots of companies that produce them in tablet form. So it contains an extraction from the actual fruit and is equally effective. I've got a variety of items here that are perfect for testing out the effects of the miracle berry ranging from sour things like lemons and limes all the way to savory, salty, creamy pungent-ness in the form of blue cheese. Now we can already hypothesize that this sour lemon is going to taste sweeter than Beyonce's album, Lemonade, in case you weren't with it. But I really wanted to experiment with other types of flavors to really test the true nature of the miracle berry. Grapefruit is awesome for testing that bitter sweetness. Some really sweet fruit in the form of grapes, I got red and green grapes, along with strawberries. I've been told that ordinary grapes can taste like those cotton candy grapes, they're super, super sweet. And that the strawberries will taste like the best strawberries you've ever had. Now on to the more savory briny side, I've got some pickles, olives, little chipolini onions, an assortments of beverages. Guinness straight from the can is supposed to taste like a milkshake. Yeah, weird right? Wine might taste like grape juice. And for the not so conventional drinks, I've got apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar and Tabasco. This spread makes up the perfect feast for a flavor tripping party so I've invited some friends, they're on the way, I'm gonna pop these on the table and those pills into their mouths. - I'm about to eat the rind. I can eat the whole thing. It doesn't taste sour our bitter. - I feel like I can eat a whole lemon. It's really sweet and really delicious actually. It's like sweet! - Tastes like lemon candy. - It's really good. It tastes like Seven Up. - I wanna do what Heather did and just put the whole thing in my mouth. - So this is a little skull glass of balsamic vinegar. Let's try it. Oh my God, it tastes like maple syrup, molasses. - It's so sweet. That tastes just like syrup. - Tequila Jen? - Yeah sure. Apple cider vinegar. Cheers! - Where's the salt? - Sorry. When it goes down your throat. - Yeah but the first part tastes like warm beer. Oh but now I feel my trachea and esophagus just. - Onion breath later, ready? I actually think it's so good. It has the spice of an onion. - Very sweet. Ooh sexy. - Mmm? - I think pretty much everything just tastes like it has sugar on it, actually. - Yeah it's like. - [Interviewer] Is it like a cheesecake? - Kind of. - [Jen] Like a moldy cheesecake? - Like a moldy cheesecake. - That's one of my favorite things to have. - Actually like a fancy cheesecake, fancy molded cheesecake. - So blue cheese. - Yeah. - Yoohoo? - It tastes like Manischewitz. That's a very sweet Jewish wine and it brings me back to my childhood so I actually love it. - Feel like I'm in a Katy Perry video.

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