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Miracle Berries

Posted by beer_chris on 1-November-2008

I learned something today. There is a fruit called a miracle berry that does crazy things to taste buds – making sour and bitter taste sweet. A quick snip from theberryfairy.com:

– citrus fruits like lemons and limes taste sweet

– oranges and grapefruits tasted dipped in sugar

– goat cheese tastes like frosting

– vinegar is smooth enough to drink

– cheap tequila tastes like top shelf

– bologna sandwiches taste like cheesecake

– stout beers taste like chocolate milkshakes

I just joined a local email group called Houston Chowhounds, and they are sponsoring a ‘flavor tripping’ party at The Social on Washington Ave on 7-Nov and 23-Nov. Obviously the parallels abound between these berries and drugs of sorts, so the ‘tripping’ moniker fits. Apparently someone had an idea to throw a  party (again, according to theberryfairy.com) where individuals eat the berries – usually in freeze-dried, tablet form -and then eat all types of bitter or sour foods to experience the effects.

I can’t wait to try it myself!

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3 Responses to “Miracle Berries”

  1. neverfull said

    FYI, we will be eating the fresh miracle berry at the flavor tripping. welcome to the houston chowhounds!

  2. Here is a link to my write-up of the first party: http://tinyurl.com/6zfz6u . Looking forward to meeting you soon.

  3. ytee said

    Great to hear. I am really looking forward to to it. Thanks for dropping by!

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