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Has anybody out there tried any of these “Miracle Fruits?” It’s a small berry with a chemical that binds (temporarily) to your taste buds and makes anything acidic taste sweet. The Austin Chronicle says it makes “Tabasco taste like doughnut glaze, stout ales taste like chocolate milkshakes, and lemons and grapefruit taste like candy…” I can’t imagine what that’s like, but I’m really intrigued. 

The Miracle Fruit has been around for a while, but only recently has it started to be produced in the States. Some guy in Florida named Curtis Mozie is growing it and selling it for $4 a berry at www.miraclefruitman.com. I really want to try it, but I also really don’t want to spend four bucks for a tiny berry if it’s all a bunch of hogwash. I think it is real, but it still has my “Sea Monkey Alarm” sounding, so I can’t stop myself from being cautious.

On the other hand, chocolate milkshake beer needs to be tried.

4 Responses to 382

  1. From what I have read the fruit is authentic. Synsepalum dulcificum is supposed to have a protein in it that works by a not entirely understood mechanism to alter human taste bud response. It is more available in Asian countries, just like stevia rebaudiana, but if you are going to buy some it might be easier (and cheaper) to get the freeze-dried pill packets available from some online stores. They last longer in storage and you might be able to get more experiences for your money since they come like tablet gum with more than one to a pack. I wish you the best in deceiving your tongue. Huzzah and such.

  2. I haven’t tried the berries for that same reason (too expensive). But I bought the miracle fruit tablets. They actually work just fine. Tabasco into doughnut glaze is pushing it just a little bit, but the experience is really cool. My friends were drinking vinegar and saying that it tasted, “Just like Juicy Juice.” Word of warning, don’t get an ulcer. Good luck.

  3. A bit of trivia on me… I know, you all wanted to hear this…

    I have no sense of smell what-so-ever (nerve damage in the olfactory department) and thus ONLY have the taste of the tongue; sweet and sour things. So a magical berry that can make a beer taste like a milkshake is wort hthe $4 in my book for nothing else than to say “I tried it and didn’t barf!”

    When my sea monkeys… er, um, berries arrive, I shall pass on a FULL report! But be warned, my taste is really limited anyway, so I may not be the best judge!

    End of trivia. Quiz next week…
    :mrgreen: