In 2004 there was a "election" for a new Chex flavor in South Korea. The green onion flavor won, but because Kellogg wasn't expecting this, they chose the chocolate flavor anyway. 16 years later, they south Koreans finally got it npr.org/2020/07/05/887386…
Cucamelons (or "mouse melons") look like grape-sized watermelons but have a citrus flavor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
Fans of Mass Effect trolled Bioware by sending them 400 cupcakes with the message "The cakes are vanilla, and so is all the icing... no matter what choice you make, it'll all have the same generic flavor." destructoid.com/stories/r…
Today I learned about pinikpikan. A Filipino dish that is prepared by beating a live chicken with a stick prior to cooking to improve its flavor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
The Condom Museum in Bangkok is no accident since Thailand is one of the world's largest producers of condoms. The displays include various sizes, colors, and flavors. In the strength and endurance testing rooms, staff will show you just how far a piece of rubber can stretch. 10best.com/destinations/t…
Approx 50 percent of the flavor compounds in a wine are liberated or created by yeast, a wild yeast mostly. That's why the same grape species in different regions provides different wine flavor. daily.sevenfifty.com/the-…
Some wine enthusiasts are able to detect the flavor of crushed gravel (and apparently this is a good thing). winefolly.com/grapes/pino…
In India, about 1,500 varieties of mangos are grown including 1,000 commercial varieties. Each of the main varieties of mango has an unique taste and flavor. nhb.gov.in/report_files/m…
Infamous cult leader Jim Jones poisoned his followers with Flavor Aid (not Kool-Aid); earlier, he'd been awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award for his progressive integrationist views. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
The mystery airhead is made with all of the leftover flavors of the day all mashed together. mashed.com/230603/this-is…
The way food is served alters the perception of its flavor. It is likely that a pecan pie taste sweeter if you ate it off of a white plate as opposed to a black one, and if it were presented as a circular piece instead of a triangular one. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
There’s a chef that lost all of his taste due to radiation in curing his stage four cancer. He regained his taste back eventually, but slowly. Now he owns a three Michelin star restaurant in Chicago and is praised by his unique flavor combinations. npr.org/2011/08/29/139786…
Froot Loops are all the same flavor. kltv.com/story/24512393/a…
Participants in the 1978 cult mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana did not consume a drink containing Kool Aid, but a generic version called Flavor Aid. jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_…
Thaumatin a natural sweetener and flavor enhancer is 2000 times more potent than sugar. It is produced in the katemfe fruit in response to an attack upon the plant by viroid pathogens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
A researcher has developed a handheld "lickable screen" device that, when inserted into your mouth, can recreate all taste sensations associated with food. It relies on electrolytes inserted into 5 gels controlling the intensity of the 5 basic flavors: sour, sweet, bitter, salt and umami. techxplore.com/news/2020-…
Many products that claim to include blueberries actual contain blueberry juice or imitations of blueberries. Imitation blue berries are often made of corn syrup and blue dye. Kellogg's justified the lack of blueberries in one of their cereals by defining "blueberry muffin" as a flavor. consumerreports.org/cro/m…
: For cats, water has an actual taste! Actually have taste receptors for water. This means that, while we may find water to be bland and boring without a little flavor added, cats actually think it’s tasty. cattime.com/cat-facts/111…
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…
"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…
There is currently a worldwide shortage of aluminum cans. People are consuming more soft drinks and alcohol than ever before leaving many beverage companies to cut back on the production of their less popular flavors to spare the cans. mashed.com/227519/the-rea…
Tomato juice tastes better during air travel; increased noise has been shown to suppress sweetness, and heighten umami flavor from naturally occurring MSG in tomatoes. technology.org/2018/12/31…
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…
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…
Mustard or pickle juice are often used to get rid of Charley Horses quickly, and research found that the remedy likely works because Charley horses are caused by misfiring nerves in the muscles, and strong flavors can stimulate nerves in the mouth, which somehow relieves the issue. roanoke.com/archive/the-p…
Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream sold a flavor called "Can't Stop the Nuts" as part of the promotion of 1980 Village People film Can't Stop the Music en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
Truffles are not a required ingredient for truffle oil. Truffle oil can be produced using any oil (commonly olive oil) and nearly all truffle oil is produced from one synthetic flavor compound, 2,4-dithiapentane, which can legally be called truffle aroma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tru…
The story of artificial banana flavor being based on an extinct banana variety is not true, and fake banana flavor just doesn't tates like a banana. io9.gizmodo.com/debunking…
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…
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…
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…
, 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/…
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…
When Flavor Flav was a child, he managed to both teach himself to play the piano at the age of 5 and set a house on fire while playing with a lighter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
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…
To devil food is to season it aggressively with hot flavors, or to make it red. foodandwine.com/appetizer…
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-…
Shark fin soup does not get its flavor from shark fins. The fins are only there for texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Denali Flavors, Inc., the company that makes Alaska-themed ice cream flavors "Moose Tracks", "Caramel Caribou", and "Bear Claw" is based in Michigan. The name simply refers to the national park and mountain, and is considered, "a unique connection to the 'Alaskan Classics' ice cream flavors." denaliingredients.com/us-…
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/…
Buttered Popcorn is the most popular jelly bean flavor in America candystore.com/blog/facts…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…

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