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Aug
07
2008

This mustard is delicious!

We know, it's not something you expect to hear... Mmmm, this lime is SO sweet... this mustard is delicious! But we heard it today. We got a sample of an upcoming product - Miracle Fruit Tablets. If you haven't heard of Miracle Fruit, it's supposed to change the taste of sour or bitter foods change to something much sweeter. When we got the shipment, we naturally had to try it out.

First, let a half a tablet dissolve on the tongue. It should really be your own tongue though. Dissolving it on this guy's tongue won't help you any.

miraclefruit_tongue.jpgNext, eat weird food and see how the taste changes. If we had planned better, we would have gotten more vegetables like brussels sprouts and other bitter or sour stuff, but we had to make do with what we had around the office including limes, oranges, cherries, apples, soy sauce and duck sauce, as well as ketchup and mustard. We also tried coffee and hummus. 

miraclefruit_tastingplate.jpgThe consensus? "Weird!" "Cool" and "OMG That tastes sweet!" was heard by most of our taste testers. The mustard was a surprise hit - it tasted more like honey mustard sauce than plain yellow mustard. Limes were sweet like candy, and strong black coffee lost its bitterness. Now that the experiment is over, we're all experiencing an odd aftertaste, and a strange craving for mustard sandwiches.  Looking for Miracle Fruit for yourself? We'll have it available very soon, keep your eyes peeled.

Update: Yay, the Miracle Fruit is now available - Go Get Some!
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meaningless icon! My tongue...it's famous!
Chris M (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 2328 days ago.
meaningless icon! Can I get an autograph from your tongue?! Also this looks awesome!
Dash said this 2328 days ago.
meaningless icon! and, have you tried this with that recipe from a few weeks ago?
Dash said this 2328 days ago.
meaningless icon! I have found that if I eat a Hershey bar and them immediately drink Mountain Dew (the soft drink, not actual mountain dew) it tastes like water.
etherknight said this 2328 days ago.
meaningless icon! does it really make fruit taste better? because i can't stand fruit i can't even stand the smell of it, its so bad i can't even be in the same room if somebody peels an orange, could this solve my problems? i have been ridiculed for this and have I just found a potentioal cure?
Qthedude said this 2328 days ago.
meaningless icon! For those who can't stand the taste of Soylent Green, new hope has arrived.
Guashiman said this 2327 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Qthedude I don't know if it will make fruit taste better, but it will make it taste sweeter. I don't know if that will help you though, but you can always start eating mustard instead!
Jen said this 2327 days ago.
meaningless icon! the fat man's cure to subway? o...m...g... salads and magic pills all around!
Darkgeekrocker said this 2326 days ago.
meaningless icon! Unleash your inner geek! I must try it. This intrigues me greatly.
Just Another Writer said this 2325 days ago.
meaningless icon! I have a fridge full of condiments. Now I can use them up simply by presenting them as tasty meals to my husband.
opensourceress said this 2322 days ago.
meaningless icon! I wonder how it makes broccoli taste...I'm such a chicken I won't try it first. And nothing will ever make sauerkraut taste good...
HELONURS said this 2322 days ago.
meaningless icon! I would think it would taste like some kind of candy.
Dash said this 2322 days ago.
meaningless icon! We threw a little Miracle Berry party last night, had some friends over and tasted a bunch of stuff. The big hit was Cholula, the hot sauce: I thought it was like "essence of hotness" without burning my tongue, and just a hint of sweet. Pineapple was changed subtly (tasted slightly creamy to me). Lemons and limes were popular -- they take a little getting used-to, because you can *feel* the citric acid tang in your mouth but not taste it, you just taste the sweet part of lemon and lime. Grapes and mangos were unchanged, and our apple was like a sugary apple (not really good). I really dislike rhubarb, but during the berry hour, it was basically just like sour green apple (with its fibrous skin, bleah). I'm not a fan of sour green apple either, but whatever. Turnip tasted like potato and smelled like onion, universally reviled with words like musty, mushroomy, dirty. Tonic water was sweeter but still slightly bitter, and club soda wasn't much of anything. Apple cider vinegar tasted like rotten apples, bleah, but white balsamic vinegar wasn't bad and raspberry balsamic vinegar was quite good, sweet but still very strong. One of us tried straight liquid smoke and pronounced it not bad. We're all vegan so we passed around plain soy yogurt, which was a little disappointing, it still didn't taste great (we'll try flavored yogurt next time). I quite liked a spoonful of tofu sour cream, it was somewhere between a rich cream-cheese and a cheesecake filling, but I wasn't about to shovel a tub of sour cream into my maw no matter how good it tasted. Good sarsaparilla turned into crummy A&W root beer and Mountain Dew became "oily food coloring." Coke was just Coke. The flavored potato chips (salt-and-vinegar and chipotle-barbeque) were quite popular and a good more-neutral way to end the evening. All in all quite fun!
jamie said this 2321 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ordered and eagerly awaiting! I'm looking forward to coffee and mustard, and I may chew up some aspirin just for the hell of it.
AndrooGee said this 2321 days ago.
meaningless icon! Damn, that make taste Windex like a delicious unidentified fruit fuice. Sooo tasty! You definitely have to try those tabs !
Pitts said this 2318 days ago.
meaningless icon! I just ordered some. Does anyone have any other suggestions for food that I should try while I'm "flavor tripping"?
Hamish said this 2314 days ago.
meaningless icon! WOW! I JUST GOT MINE! Everything is so delicious. Oranges tasted like the best orange juice ever. Limes and lemons tasted like really sweet limeade and lemonade. Cheddar cheese (which I don't like normally) only had the cheddar flavor, none of the normal cheese taste. Broccoli didn't change much. Mint Altoids lost almost all of their strong mint taste. Black coffee tasted like coffee beans and not as bitter as black coffee is. I managed to drink a shot of mustard because it tasted like awesome honey mustard. Homemade garlic dill pickles tasted like they were covered in sugar (pretty good, but I prefer the regular ones). Burnt caramel corn tasted like good caramel corn. I rate this product a 10/10! BUY IT NOW!
Dash said this 2308 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh my god. Does anyone know if this affects supertasters differently? Because I would absolutely love to be able to brush my teeth without almost swallowing my own tongue to get away from the nasty mint.
SpecialKRJ said this 2281 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love this plant, its berries are great fun for people to experiment with, It turns anything acidic, bitter or sour Sweet, Acidic tastes really sweet such as lemons and limes and other natural fruits taste amazing. I purchase some berries and eventually a plant from http://www.MiracleFruitHut.com cant wait to yield my next batch of berries!
Timelessentities said this 2265 days ago.
meaningless icon! I got these, only tried one tablet, first a half then another half, the tablets themselves taste HORRIBLE, and it didn't seem to have any effect, I don't know if I didn't hold it in the right spot or what, I moved it all around with my finger to every spot on my tongue and mostly had it in the exact center, but still nothing
Valalvax said this 2259 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hey Valalvax, What were you tasting? You shouldn't expect broccoli to taste any better! Miraculin has its strongest effect on your tongue's ability to taste foods with a sour flavor, like citrus fruits. Jacob
Jacob said this 2258 days ago.
meaningless icon! Eureka! i had a brilliant idea! first have one of these, than go up to one of your coworkers with a wasabi gumball. say it tastes good, then give him/her a wasabi gumball! it will taste good to you, but they will feel horrible pain and agony! try it!
NinjaWithATitaniumSpork said this 2185 days ago.

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