Flavor Tripping: A Food Journey Without Leaving Home

If you’re looking for a new experience, or something to do around the holidays with family, we have a solution for you – Miracle Berry Tablets.

Miracle Berry Tablets, aka mberry, allow you to take a flavor-tripping journey. This flavor-tripping journey begins by placing the tablet in your mouth and allowing it to dissolve on your tongue for 10 to 15 minutes. After it has fully dissolved, the receptors on your taste buds have been affected, allowing anything sweet, sour, savory or bitter to have a bit of a different taste.

How does it work?

According to the mberry website, “Miracle berries (Synsepalum dulcificum) contain miraculin that changes the way your taste buds taste foods.”  HowStuffWorks breaks it down a little bit more: “under the influence of miraculin, however, the sweet receptors start signaling and suppress the sour tastes. The miraculin rewires the sweet receptors to temporarily identify acids as sugars.”

Wanting a first-hand experience, we, the interns (aka: guinea pigs), at Best Food Facts volunteered to see just how altered our taste buds would be.

So, what all did we try?

  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Pineapple
  • Hot Cheetos with Lime
  • Pickles
  • Salt and Vinegar Pringles
  • Whipped Cream Cheese
  • Nutella
  • Jalapeno
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon
  • Coffee
  • Tequila

Wow – we were all blown away when the tablets actually worked. Lemons tasted like homemade lemonade, strawberries tasted like they had been rolled in sugar and the cream cheese might as well have been cheesecake. We were pleasantly surprised with the lack of heat from the jalapeno, and disappointed that the tequila tasted horrible. (Don’t worry, we’re over 21!).

Would we do this again? Absolutely. Did some of us already purchase the tablets to make our friends and family try? You bet. It was the best hour and a half of our lives.

Want to see our reactions for yourself? Watch the video: