Most people have never heard of miracle berry tablets, and I’d guess not even the miracle berry itself. I know I hadn’t until a couple of years back when my brother told me about them.
I’d like to tell you about them. I want you and your friends to try flavour tripping!
The miracle berry plant, or synsepalum dulcificum, as it’s called, carries bright red berries that, when consumed, make sour foods such as lemons and limes taste sweet. For example, when I tried a miracle berry tablet, I licked a lemon and it tasted like sherbet, and I licked a strawberry and it tasted like it was covered in sugar. It was so hard to comprehend, but fun.
Miracle berries can be purchased fresh but they don’t last very long and are very expensive so buying them in tablet form and dissolving on the tongue is the best way to use them.
Trying Flavour Tripping
Flavour tripping just means trying different foods out after taking the tablet.
Before you can start flavour tripping you will need to purchase a box of miracle berry tablets and I’d suggest using MiraBerry as they’re the cheapest seller of the tablets in the UK.
You’ll also need to purchase a bunch of sour and bitter tasting foods (see the list below for ideas) and maybe get a bunch of friends together so you can host a flavour tripping party for them. This isn’t a requirement, of course, and you might prefer to just try flavour tripping alone.
Once you’re all set you and whoever you’re flavour tripping with will need to place a miracle berry tablet on your tongue. Do not swallow it, simply allow it to dissolve.
When the miracle tablet has completely dissolved on your tongue you will want to begin tasting different foods. The miracle berry coating on your tongue will last for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour so don’t waste any time. Try each of the foods you have prepared and enjoy.
Miracle berry foods to flavour trip with:
- Balsamic Vinegar
- BBQ sauce
- Bitter chocolate
- Cottage Cheese
- Granny Smith apples
- Pickles (or anything pickled)
- Salt and Vinegar chips
- Sour Candies (warheads, sour patch kids)
- Sour Cream
- Stinky cheeses
- Tabasco (or other hot sauces)
- Tonic water
Which foods did you try? How did it go? Let me know in the comments below.