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Have you tried flavor tripping with miracle berries that turn everything from sour to sweet?

Posted at 1:10 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 15:13:34-05
The Miracle Berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) is a fruit native to West Africa. The berry is approximately the size of a cranberry and it contains the glycoprotein, Miraculin, which modifies taste perception. Once Miraculin binds to the taste buds, lemons will taste like lemonade thanks to the temporary altered state of the taste receptors on your tongue. The Mberry tablets we tried take about 10 minutes to start working.
Some suggestions of foods to eat with Mberry:

Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit, Oranges, Tomatoes, Cranberries,  Kiwi, Pineapple, Granny Smith Apples, Strawberries, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Grapes, Watermelon, Blackberries, Rhubarb, Mustard, Ketchup, Salt & Vinegar chips, Pickles, Sour Cream, Tabasco, Balsamic vinegar, BBQ sauce, Guinness, Tequila, Goat and Bleu Cheese. We tried limes, Sour Patch Kids, and Martinelli's Sparkling grape soda. Ten tablets cost about $14.99 on Amazon.

Here are our reactions to the foods we tried:

Lime: tasted like the sweetest limeade in the world
Sour patch kids: no sour flavor at all
Sparkling Cider: too sweet to drink, tasted like grape juice, but mostly sugar