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. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: food, jimmy kimmel, prank, senses, taste, tastebuds
Companies: mcdonald's

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    Uriel-238 (profile), 24 Apr 2015 @ 5:46pm

    Protip: Artifical vs. Natural ingredients.

    Artificial ingredients such as when you see artificial flavors on the ingredients list are components made with laboratory processes. Such as salt (which we never really make artificially) would be made by combining chlorine and sodium.

    Natural ingredients are extracted from a natural source. Natural salt would be extracted from a mine or from the sea. Natural ingredients tend to include impurities from the source, which may or may not be a good thing. Artificial sources tend to be more pure.

    Flavors whether natural or artificial are made when a flavorist puts together a bunch of components to match what he or she things a flavor should taste like. There's probably not a drop of actual cherry (or even maraschino) in Cherry Coke or Cherry Pepsi.

    Just FYI.

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