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.