The British Royal Society of Chemistry recommends adding tea to milk, and not the other way around, as adding milk to tea results in "significant denaturation" of the milk, adversely affecting flavor. academiaobscura.com/wp-co…
Juicy Fruit gum has been produced since 1893. It used be plant based (chicle plant) but has been made from sythetic rubber since the 1960s. The flavor mix is a secret but one of the main ingredients is peach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
Cannibals call humans β€œlong pig” due to the sweet, pork-like flavor that they say is characteristic of human flesh. businessinsider.com/10-th…
The flavor Bubblegum is typically made from banana, pineapple, cinnamon, cloves, and wintergreen. Actual concentrations can vary as wildly as chili recipes however. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
In Nordic countries like Denmark, people enjoy a salty licorice candy using a different type of salt -- ammonium chloride. Its flavor can be incredibly polarizing due to how much more potent it is to table salt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Today I learned of the Beefalo, a 3/8 bison and 5/8 domestic cattle hybrid designed to mix the flavor and characteristics of beef and bison meat. americanbeefaloassociatio…
Buttered Popcorn is the most popular jelly bean flavor in America candystore.com/blog/facts…
7 Up launched a variation called "dnL" (the 7up logo turned upside down) and was basically the opposite of 7 Up: instead of a caffiene-free clear soda in a green bottle, it was a caffienated green soda in a clear bottle, and instead of lemon-lime the flavor was lime-lemon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_U…
Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013) are known as 'The Three Flavors of Cornetto Trilogy" written and directed by Edgar Wright. Each Cornetto flavor (color) represents the themes: Red = blood/gore (Shaun), Blue = cop movie (Fuzz), Green = sci/fi (World's End) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Today I learned about garum, a popular condiment in ancient Rome. Garum was a type of fish sauce that was widely used in everyday cooking, came in different flavors, and even had a kosher version. youtu.be/KLDlUGXJMFY
"blue raspberry" is simply artificial raspberry flavoring, and its widespread use of being colored blue is credited to the ICEE brand who wanted their signature flavors (the other being red cherry) to match their logo. bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Deglazing: What it Is and Why To Do It. Deglazing is a fancy and intimidating word that means to pour some cold liquid into a very hot pan to get up all the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Those brown bits are where all the flavors are, and it is called β€œfond.” reluctantgourmet.com/degl…
Today I learned about the β€œfifth basic taste”, umami. It is described as the deep, meaty, savory flavor found in cooked meats, tomatoes, and mushrooms. The only form of pure, isolated umami is MSG. vox.com/the-goods/2018/12…
You should never wash a cast iron pan with soap because it can strip off the oil you've baked and cooked into the dish. Also, when you first get a cast iron, you need to "season" it by baking oil into it and each time you use it, the layers of oil and flavor will build. hunker.com/12433041/what-…
USA first lady Dolley Madison served ice cream in the White House around the 1810s. Her favorite flavor to serve was Oyster flavored ice cream en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oys…
"Nut" in Honey Nut Cheerios refers to the almond flavor cheerios.com/products/hon…
Wrigley Juicy Fruit chewing gum has been around since 1893 and that its vague flavor actually is based on fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jui…
Umami is one of the five basic flavors along with sweet, salty, sour and bitter. It's that flavor that makes you say yum for the protein you're ingesting. healthline.com/nutrition/…
54 oenology (wine science) students were secretly given white wine dyed with tasteless red food coloring and they overwhelmingly described the flavors as if it were red wine. realclearscience.com/blog…
The louder your environment, the less flavor and texture your food has bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Slurping your noodles serves a purpose. It cools off your food and develops the flavor. food-hacks.wonderhowto.co…
According to The Specialty Coffee Association of America, the Kopi Luwak (digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by a Civet) which costs US$700 per kilogram, is sold for the story, not for quality. The coffee's good acidity and flavor is diminished by the process. wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_l…
In addition to enjoying a variety of tropical fruity flavors in their diet, Tucans also consume the nestlings of smaller birds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tou…
Saffron is the world's most expensive spice costing 5,000$ per kilo. 80,000 flowers are needed to produce 450g of it. It was employed as a dye for expensive textiles, a perfume by Cleopatra and even as a medicine. Nowadays, its used in cooking, adding a distinctive aroma flavor to our dishes. finedininglovers.com/arti…
Taste and flavor are not the same. Flavor consists of taste, aroma, and texture. Taste is a component of flavor that is determined by taste buds on our tongue and soft palate. cst.ufl.edu/taste-vs-flav…
Today I learned of the Pineberry. Shaped like a strawberry, it is white with red seeds when ripe. Some people describe the flavor as similar to pineapple. snopes.com/fact-check/whi…
Ramen noodles themselves are vegetarian, but the little seasoning packets are usually not. The one major exception to this rule is Top Ramen brand Oriental flavor, which contains no animal ingredients at all thespruceeats.com/are-ram…
Researchers played nonstop loops of Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest and Mozart to cheese wheels to find out how sound waves impacted flavor. Cheese wheels that were exposed to hip hop music had the strongest flavor. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Jell-O used to offer celery, tomato and β€œItalian Salad” flavors 11points.com/used-celery-…
The seared meat does not "seal in flavor" and it actually loses the same amount or more of moisture than non seared meat. Searing simply saved flavor through the maillard reaction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Some Girl Scout Cookies have different names for the same cookie flavors because they are produced by 2 different bakers. girlscouts.org/en/cookies…
Taste receptors are found not only on the human tongue but in our stomach, intestines, pancreas, lungs, brain, and testicles where receptors can sense sweet and umami flavors. businessinsider.com/taste…
You eat petroleum by-products when you buy food at stores, even if they’re natural and organic. Additives such as flavor extracts, food coloring and vitamin E are some ingredients made from petrol as well as different chemicals in food wrappers, cans and packaging. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
When tomatoes are stored in a refrigerator (or in an environment under 54Β° F) their flavor is impacted negatively phys.org/news/2016-10-tom…
There is such thing as Cotton Candy grapes that legitimately taste like cotton candy and involves no genetic engineering or artificial flavors npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Major orange juice producers add chemical fragrances called "flavor packs" to their juice to provide the signature taste of their brand because OJ loses its flavor during pasteurization and de-oxygenation. civileats.com/2009/05/06/…
Thanks to 2 protein receptors called T1R and T2R certain tastes such as sour, bitter, and umami, the savory flavor found in soy sauce can be recognized in cells throughout the body. These special taste receptors have been discovered in the bladder, pancreas, brain and yes, even your testies medicinenet.com/script/ma…
, there are grapes flavored like cotton candy. David Cain created the unique flavor through plant breeding in 2011. He bred 1,000 plants before perfecting the cotton candy flavor. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Most of the fish we eat die by asphyxiation. "Ike Jime" is a Japanese humane technique to kill & preserver the fish’s flavor, texture & also removes the nasty tastes caused by suffocation, like adrenaline, lactic-acid, & the cortisol that spikes in the blood. guide.michelin.com/sg/din…
Today I learned of black garlic, where garlic bulbs are aged for three weeks or more at a strictly regulated temperature and humidity, typically aged in something like a rice cooker. As weird as it sounds, it actually does not taste much like garlic, but has a rather mild and sweeter flavor. thespruceeats.com/black-g…
Beer's flavor is controlled through the creation of esters in the brewing process, like Ethyl acetate or Ethyl butyrate, and brewers can carefully control how much of each chemical is produced. interestingengineering.co…
There are about 200 different flavors of Lays Chips. taquitos.net/snack_guide/…
Beer bottles used to be kept in clear glass bottles in the 19th century until brewers realized UV rays from the sun were altering the flavor and making the beer smell "skunky". This is why most beers are kept in brown glass bottles now, it blocks the UV rays from the sun; preserving taste. businessinsider.com/why-b…
Taiwanese engineers put "obedient" named snacks next to machines and server rooms. They believe the bag color(flavor) must be green(coconut) and it must not be expired, otherwise server failure will happen. This is even put in as a contract requirement in their German oversea contract. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Conifer trees do not produce berries, but can produce sweet meaty cones that resemble berries. Thus juniper berries, which flavor gin, are actually cones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Wendy's chocolate Frosty is actually half chocolate and half vanilla because owner Dave Thomas thought full chocolate would be too overpowering a flavor paired with their burger and fries meal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Allspice is commonly thought to be a blend up multiple spices, but is actually the ground berry of a single evergreen tree. It features flavors similar to cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. mccormick.com/articles/mc…
The term essential in essential oils is to express the fact that the oils retain the scent or flavor from which they are derived britannica.com/topic/esse…
Apples originated in Kazakhstan and wild apples can taste like roses, strawberries, popcorn, anise, and many other flavors. 90% of modern apples can be traced back to 2 trees. davesgarden.com/guides/ar…
When chocolate is added during the last fifteen minutes of beer brewing, it will have a strong presence in the flavor and the aroma of the final beer. To get the richest, most chocolaty taste in a beer, a brewer will add chocolate to the fermentation or conditioning tank, well after the boil thespruceeats.com/brewing…
The people involved in the Jonestown Massacre actually drank Flavor Aid, NOT Kool Aid. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Building design has "a local flavor" in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia "associated with the climate." Walls "are covered with the metal sheets from the side from which the coldest and strongest wind blows. The wind situation in the city is far from calm, so such forethought is understandable." kamchatkaland.com/note/pe…
Making bad tasting medicines taste better is tricky because adding flavors may negatively change the chemical composition of the medication. Flavor chemists must carefully determine which flavors can be added without affecting the medication’s potency. webmd.com/drug-medication…
In the early days of drugstore ice cream counters and soda shops, medicine such as cocaine and heroin were added to drinks at the customers discretion. The sweet flavors helped cover up the bitter taste of the medicine. benfranklinrx.com/blog/ta…
The Impossible Burger developed by Impossible Foods keeps it texture and flavor due to a protein "Heme" which is created through a patented process derived from "Genetically Modified Yeast" that has been engineered to produce it from soy leghemoglobin. thepatentgeek.com/2019/02…
Vodka has little flavor and aroma resulting from the distillation of a fermented juice based on potatoes, rye or a mixture of cereals. The little flavor and aroma is from the base... (wheat, corn, malted barley, etc.). laroussecocina.mx/palabra…
Brewers are tackling the challenge of creating beers that are low in gluten, high in flavor, making bitter IPAs, citrusy witbiers, and refreshing golden ales. A Celiac disease diagnosis led San Diego brewery founder Matt DelVecchio, to start making gluten-reduced beer bonappetit.com/drinks/bee…
Apple seeds do not produce the same apples as their parent. To keep the same flavor, apple trees must be grafted. Every Honeycrisp apple you have ever eaten has come from the same tree, just split apart. starkbros.com/growing-gui…
Tomatoes are picked green and are then ripened by exposing them to ethylene gas, which changes their color to red without changing their flavor, leaving them bland. npr.org/templates/story/s…
The blue raspberry flavor was created by the makers of ICEEs in 1970 to distinguish raspberry from their popular cherry flavor bonappetit.com/entertaini…
Not all rice grains are the same. Each type can be used for specific dishes: long grains for regular cooking because it does not have a distinct flavor; short grain for desert or sushi; medium grain for desert or creamy dishes. riceassociation.org.uk/co…
Typically most beers that have chocolate flavor profiles have no chocolate at all. Some varieites of chocolate stout achieves an intense chocolate character from using dark malts such as chocolate malt chocolatour.net/does-choc…
There is a delicacy called corn truffle that makes corn kernels swell and then black. It’s described as a nutty, sweet, smokey, and earth flavor. American farmers banned it from imports suspecting a corn plague. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Flavor Flav is related to 3 members of the Wu Tang Clan - RZA, GZA, and Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB). However, Flav did not know of his relation to ODB until after his death. youtu.be/6nkGnTKf9io?t=87
The cult that inspired "drink the Kool-Aid" didn’t actually drink Kool-Aid, they drank Flavor-Aid. vox.com/2015/5/23/8647095…
Today I learned of the "Blue Java" banana, a hardy, cold-tolerant banana said to have a consistency like ice cream and a flavor similar to vanilla. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
That Ben & Jerry's keeps an actual ice cream "Flavor Graveyard" behind their Waterbury, Vermont factory - complete with rows of granite headstones to honor discontinued flavors. insider.com/flavors-no-lo…
Doritos were introduced in 1964 as plain tortilla chips. Taco flavor was introduced in 1967 and nacho cheese in 1972. huffpost.com/entry/dorito…
Decaf coffee beans are created via the Swiss Water Process using solubility and osmosis. By soaking the beans in caffeine-free green coffee extract, the caffeine is extracted from the beans and into the solution, while the flavor components are retained in the beans. coffee.fandom.com/wiki/Sw…
Pringles has at least 162 different flavors. This includes Mushroom, Pecan Pie, and White Chocolate Peppermint. snackhistory.com/pringles
Fruit Loops don't have different flavors-they are ALL the same exact flavor. time.com/1477/breaking-br…
Children's food preferences begin in the womb as fetuses acquire their sense of taste as early as 15 weeks and the flavors from the mother’s diet during pregnancy are transmitted to amniotic fluid which in turn are swallowed by the fetus. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
There's an inverse relationship between a lobster's price and the quality of its flavor. Old-shell lobsters have a courser taste but can survive being shipped worldwide, and thus command a higher price. wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobste…
Ben & Jerry's has a graveyard for ice cream flavors like "Turtle Soup" that failed. businessinsider.com/faile…
There's a fruit called "Miracle Berry" that, when eaten, causes your taste buds to not detect sour flavor for about half an hour, causing sour foods to taste sweet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_M…
Today I learned of a disease known as 'popcorn lung.' A respiratory illness due to exposure to a chemical that flavors microwave popcorn. Before most companies removed this chemical, a man who ate two bags a day and inhaled the steam, sued a food company and was awarded $7 mil. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Apples originated in Kazakhstan and wild apples can taste like roses, strawberries, popcorn, anise, and many other flavors. 90% of modern apples can be traced back to 2 trees. davesgarden.com/guides/ar…
Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was invented by Ben & Jerry’s in 1984 by suggestion of an anonymous fan. The flavor wasn’t mass produced until 1991. benjerry.com/whats-new/20…
Watermelons were not yet β€œdomesticated” by the mid 17th century in Europe, although they were starting to appear in gardens. They had not yet been bred for richness of flavor or concentration of flesh as can be seen in period art. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Thanks to its wildly successful Asian flavor experiments, Kit Kat has offered over 350 different varieties of its candy bars. andersmayland.com/every-j…
Cap'n Crunch cereal was one of the first to use an oil coating for flavor delivery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
A 55 gallons of peppermint oil will flavor 5 million sticks of gum. idahopress.com/news/local…
They have Pringles flavor instant ramen and instant soba in Japan halleluja.jp/51660
The airheads white mystery flavor is just the leftover flavorings that couldn't make a full batch reference.com/food/airhea…
In 1972, Coca-Cola introduced Mr Pibb in attempt to compete with Dr Pepper, which still outsells it 17-1. 2001's Pibb Extra is neither a diet beverage nor caffeine-boosted, just a new flavor. pibbthug.com/history/
Wint-o green lifesavers and root beer have the same flavor (hold your nose and eat a lifesaver and you'll taste it) flavorscientist.com/2013/…
Cutting an onion from pole to pole rather than along the equator influences flavor. Specifically, cutting an onion from pole to pole will result in a less pungent taste/odor and more mild and sweet flavor. lifehacker.com/5990814/af…
Kit Kat is so popular in Japan that it is sold at high-end department stores, Kit Kat only specialty shops, and post offices. Nearly every region has a signature flavor sold only in that part of the country, and there are nearly 300 flavors of Kit Kat. nytimes.com/2016/05/14/wo…
Today I learned about the "Century Egg", a duck, chicken, or quail egg that is preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months. This gives the yolk a dark black color and a strong flavor due to hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Hormel's "Spam" is so popular in Hawaii it has debuted it's "Portugese Sausage", "Black Pepper", and "Teriyaki" flavors at the Waikiki Spam Jam, an annual Honolulu street festival devoted to spam. "Honey Spam", "Spam and Bacon", and "Hot and Spicy Spam" are only available in Hawaii. wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(…
Ben & Jerry's has a graveyard of flavors that never took off benjerry.com/flavors/flav…
Powdered juice drinks like Tang were an absolute flop until astronauts took them into space for eating experiments in 1962. Astronauts preferred Tang over other all of the other drinks they brought to space because it was easy to make. It had nothing to do with flavor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
Coke Freestyle machines send daily feedback on the drink combinations dispensed to help product designers find the "next big flavor". adage.com/article/datawor…
Japan sells bodily-flavored food, such as "girl sweat"-flavored chicken. The taste: a full bouquet of sweet, sour, salty, and cheesy flavors with the savory umami of the chicken adding a gym clothes undernote. munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
Carlsberg Beer has been a science innovator since the 1870s. While today they are using artificial intelligence to create new beer flavors, the lab they established in 1876 developed the pH scale that has become the standard for determining acidity of a liquid. news.microsoft.com/transf…
-The first potato chips available to the general public were unsalted and came with a small salt packet. After a flavoring process was invented, the first commercially available flavor in the world was Cheese and Onion in 1954. huffpost.com/entry/joe-sp…
The Three Musketeers candy bar got its name because there used to be three flavors of the candy. leaf.tv/articles/the-hist…
If you've smelled it, you've savored its flavor. Smell and taste combined helps make up flavor. brainfacts.org/Thinking-S…
Despite the different colors, all Fruit Loops have the same flavor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…

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