DailyDirt: Can't Trust Your Tastebuds
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Our senses can be fooled pretty easily. A blue dress can look like it’s white. And if our eyes can be fooled so easily, our tastebuds don’t really stand much of a chance. If someone tells you a bottle of wine is aged and expensive, it’s not easy to disprove that assertion with a taste test. Here are just a few other ways to fool people’s tastebuds.
- Jimmy Kimmel regularly tricks unsuspecting people for his late night talk show, and one of his pranks includes setting up an organic juice taste test that actually gives people samples of beverages such as Skittles blended in water, melted Creamsicles, Tang or Fun Dip dissolved in water. When people think they’re drinking a natural/organic juice, they’ll tell you it’s fresh and not too sweet or sugary — even when it’s basically sugar and water with artificial flavors. [url]
- People who attend commercial food conferences might not be food experts when it comes to telling the difference between a McDonald’s meal and an organic alternative to fast food. McNuggets are definitely tasty, and who can tell what tastes “organic” anyway? If you tell people it’s organic, they’ll believe it’s organic. [url]
- Plating high end cuisine is an art that can make almost any food look a bit more appetizing. It’s amazing how good a sliced up hot pocket with ranch dressing blobs can look. [url]
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