Have you ever tried grapefruit and absolutely hated it? Well we’ve found a solution, temporarily at least. And no, you don’t have to be 65 years old. Apparently there’s a real fruit called Synsepalum Dulcificum which naturally turns sour foods sweet. The effect is due to miraculin, which is used as a sugar substitute in the food industry. Sadly, we couldn’t get the fruit, but we got the next best thing. It’s a tablet called Miracle Frooties, that when dissolved onto your tongue, inverts the taste-buds from sour to sweet. As in, It takes sour things and makes them taste like the sweetest candy you’ve ever had. We tried various foods and flavors to give you a hands-on report to their flavor profiles when under the effects. Surprisingly, it’s not as disgusting as you might think.
Lemons- It tasted exactly like the sweetest, freshest lemon-aid you’ve ever had. Beware, if you take too big of a bite, your body will squirm from the effects your body normal feels from sour foods. The only thing that changes is your taste-buds, not your body’s reaction to it. Your taste-buds may be tell you it’s sweet, but your body will not.
Limes- Along the same lines as lemons, only it tasted a bit sweeter. Limes are a little less sour than lemons, so it was less of a shock, still delicious though.
Grapefruits- It turned from our greatest enemy into our best friend. Grapefruits became insanely flavorful without the overwhelming bitterness that kept us youngsters away before.
Tomatoes- The debate about whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables continues till this day. But with Miracle Frooties, the debate comes to a close. Tomatoes turn into a sweet delectable fruit with just as much flavor as any other fruit. You can resume the debate after the tablet wears off.
After dabbling into the fruits and vegetables, we decided to sneak into the weird:
Tobasco Sauce- Imagine a the sweetest fruit you’ve ever had that turns extremely spicy after a few seconds. It was one of the weirdest sensations ever experienced. It was strangely addictive. If you’re a fan of spicy foods, this will be one of your favorites.
Soy Sauce- sadly, salty foods are not changed by Miracle Frooties. We found this out the hard way.
Worcheshire sauce- There was a sweet undertone to it, but overall still tasted like a blast of Worcheshire. Whatever that is.
Vinegar- It tastes like juice depending on what kind you taste. Balsamic tastes a little like grape juice, whereas regular tastes like apple juice. An interesting turn of events from one of the most sour flavors in the kitchen.
And of course, how can we forget about Alcohol:
Rum- As you can image, sweet turns to sweeter. It by no means reduces the burn, so be careful.
Beer- The lesser beers will taste like sugar water. The heavier beers taste even sweeter. With actual flavors imparted, Beer becomes a delicious cold drink.
We would suggest you get your hands on Miracle Berries so you can try it yourself. It’s a must do for any flavor nuts out there. Maybe throw your own Food Tripping Party, or maybe win some quick cash at a bar. Either way, you should probably try them.