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…
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 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…
The mystery airhead is made with all of the leftover flavors of the day all mashed together. mashed.com/230603/this-is…
Froot Loops are all the same flavor. kltv.com/story/24512393/a…
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…
99 percent of vanilla-flavored products on the market, from vanilla-flavored vodka to vanilla wafers and vanilla pudding, don’t actually contain vanilla, since it is the world's second most expensive spice. nationalgeographic.com/cu…
Swedish Fish are (most likely) lingonberry flavored en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
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_…
Newborn babies prefer vanilla, garlic, and cinnamon flavored breast milk. waterwipes.com/us/en/comm…
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…
Most desserts with mint use peppermint, not spearmint, and thus mint chocolate chip ice cream is peppermint flavored. imperialsugar.com/blog/wh…
: 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…
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-…
A married Secret Service agent had trouble extraditing a hacker from Romania, so he pretended he was a woman, flirted for 7 months online, and nabbed the criminal when he flew to Boston with 3 boxes of grape-flavored condoms. cnbc.com/id/102114351
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…
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…
Today I learned about pawpaws, a tropical flavored fruit, which grows in North America’s forests. seriouseats.com/2014/09/w…
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…
Most flavored condoms use glycerin for the flavoring or taste. Sugar/glycerin can throw off the PH balance of a woman's vagina which drastically increases the chance for developing a yeast infection so flavored condoms are only for oral sex ripnroll.com/blogs/sexual…
The Vomit-Flavored Jelly Bean That Jelly Belly Makes Originated From A Failed Attempt To Make A Pizza-Flavored Jelly Bean confectionerynews.com/Art…
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…
There is a daisy that makes your mouth feel like it is being electrocuted en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acm…
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…
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 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 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…
"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…
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…
In the '50s P&G used a supercomputer for designing Pringles to ensure that the chips' aerodynamics would keep them in place during packaging and that they would not break when being stacked on top of each other. edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH…
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…
Bourbon vanilla refers to vanilla beans from the Bourbon Islands (including Madagascar) and has nothing to do with whether or not the extract contains bourbon (as opposed to vodka or another spirit) chowhound.com/food-news/2…
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…
Limonene (an extract from citrus peels) was used as an experimental liquid rocket fuel, and blanketed the entire testing area with the smell of lemon oil whenever it was fired. gilesorr.com/blog/ignitio…
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…
To devil food is to season it aggressively with hot flavors, or to make it red. foodandwine.com/appetizer…
South Korea is the second leading consumer of Spam. Spam was introduced in Korea during WWII, and it was "godsend" for people in Korea and Japan who were starving as result of the war. Koreans view Spam as a delicacy and it is a popular gift item for the Lunar New Year. eater.com/2014/7/9/619168…
Shark fin soup does not get its flavor from shark fins. The fins are only there for texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
After bitter flavoring was required to be added to antifreeze to prevent children and animals from accidentally drinking it, the bittering had no effect and there was no reduction in poisonings. poison.org/articles/2009-…
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-…
Green skittles are no longer lime and are new green apple. dailyiowan.com/2017/11/16…
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 that a lot of vanilla flavoring are made using coal tar businessinsider.com/how-i…
The movie 'Kelly's Heroes' was based on real events. saturdayeveningpost.com/2…
The reason "blue raspberry" is blue and not red is because flavored ice makers had an excess of red colored items and blue dye but not enough to go with the blue coloring. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Clay and earth are eaten in some nations; either for pleasure or to suppress hunger. One such clay is Kaolin, which is sold at most markets in Cameroon and is often flavored with spices such as black pepper and cardamom. Consumption is greatest among women, especially during pregnancy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
McDonald's in an effort to help kids eat healthier developed bubble-gum flavored broccoli. It was ultimately rejected after it was tested with children focus groups who found the product confusing. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
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…
Oranges in Vietnam and Thailand are Green Through Maturity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Their are 17 flavors of Maruchan instant ramen including ones like lime chili shrimp maruchan.com/products/ram…

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