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tysonmcneely Sep 8, 2009 08:51 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/din...

On another thread, someone mentioned something I had never heard of before, Flavor Tripping.

After reading about it, it seems pretty awesome. Does anyone know of any Flavor Tripping parties in the Boston area? Has anyone had any experience with Miracle fruit?

  1. enhF94 Sep 8, 2009 09:55 AM

    Grand, the store in Somerville, hosted one a year or two ago.

    The effect, in my experience, is fun, and about as intense as drinking OJ after brushing your teeth (though in a different direction, of course).

    Accompaniments I liked: citrus fruits, malt vinegar, pickles, strawberries, wine, tonic water, sour patch kids, and, to my surprise, rum. I didn't like chocolate, tabasco, or hard candies (they take so long to melt, you're using valuable time).

    1. bunbun Sep 12, 2009 03:55 PM

      i had a party at a gallery recently -- you can find the pills online look up "miracle berry" on google. It was amazingly strange, but after 2 or 3 things, everything started to taste the same and i thought it was pretty yucky! however, some people at the party were really into it. The pills aren't expensive ... $15 for 10 doses ... host your own party! it's fun! and funny ...

      1. FinnFPM Sep 12, 2009 07:06 PM

        My girlfriend and I ordered a pack of "Miracle Frooties" recently and have been playing around with them. I don't think the experience has been that wild, and I'm not sure if it's because the product isn't great or because my tastebuds aren't that receptive to it.

        I will say that when they DO work, eating a lemon is MOST enjoyable. It tastes like a delicious piece of sugary lemon candy. My girlfriend thinks that red wine vinegar tastes great when "under the influence."

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          avial Sep 12, 2009 07:11 PM

          You really have to get the real fresh fruit, the pills just don't cut it.

          Also, for a different type of sensory adjustment, go to Haru and try one of the 'Electric' drinks with sansho flower buttons.

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