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The 5 Steps to a Perfect Flavor Tripping Party

Miracle Fruit

Ever since I read about the miracle fruit (a.k.a miracle berry) in the New York Times and subsequently wrote about it on Slashfood, I’ve wanted to attend a flavor tripping party.

What is the Miracle Fruit / Miracle Berry?

If you missed the recent hoopla about the miracle fruit (otherwise known as the miracle berry), it’s a berry that makes sour foods taste sweet. You eat one berry and for the next 30 minutes to an hour you experience food in a completely new way. It’s like drugs for your tongue, and it’s fun to try at a party with friends (a flavor tripping party).

In order to properly enjoy miracle fruit, you’ll need to complete the following five steps:

1. Acquire miracle fruit – this was the trickiest part for us.
2. Prepare a spread of items to try with the miracle fruit. Try the items before eating the miracle fruit (so you can really taste the difference).
3. Make sure one of those items is a sour cupcake (OK, that’s not required).
4. Eat the miracle fruit properly – there is a correct way to eat the miracle fruit.
5. Try each item!

Click on each step for more information.

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17 Responses to The 5 Steps to a Perfect Flavor Tripping Party

  1. Nancy September 1, 2008 at 5:56 am #

    Gives a whole new meaning to “tripping.”

  2. Stroudster September 1, 2008 at 6:19 am #

    You can actually get Miracle Berry tabs from Thinkgeek.com; it’s 20 dollars for 10 tabs but each tab is 2 servings so that’s basically like paying a buck a berry. I haven’t tried it yet but ThinkGeek hasn’t let me down yet.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/candy/ab3f/

  3. Tablebread September 1, 2008 at 9:23 am #

    Hmm, a pill that alters things I taste… I can “get it in berry or pill form”? Hmm, you know I wouldn’t have minded this about 15 years ago; you know, when I had a job that didn’t care about that sort of stuff…

  4. Tilt September 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    It’s not like crack cocaine or opium or whatever, it is not illegal in any way. If you have to think of it in a stupid way, think of it like something you’d get from Willy Wonka.

    Actually, that’s a lot less stupid than thinking it’s going to get you busted on a drug test.

  5. Ivy September 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    Not so sure about all this-it’s very strange and mysterious to me. Are you in a flavor-tripping cult?

  6. Stef September 3, 2008 at 9:20 pm #

    Ivy – Hah! I couldn’t decide at first either, but it was fun to do once.

  7. Tanya September 4, 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    Have you ever seen The Graham Norton Show on BBC America? He had on Gordon Ramsey and Juliette Binoche not too long ago and they all tried one of the magic berries. They then tried Guinness, a lemon wedge, and one audience member drank vinegar after eating a berry. Graham and Juliette said the berries worked while Gordon Ramsey spit everything out (even the Guinness). It was really quite hilarious!

  8. jennilee-rose September 21, 2008 at 3:06 pm #

    I’ve gotten the ones from Think Geek and they work! I had a wedge of lemon and it tasted like a lemon drop. I want to try grapefruit next. (I’ve never liked grapefruit for how sour it is!)

  9. Paul in SF September 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    I don’t know if they still carry them, but you could buy miracle berry plants to grow from http://www.logees.com In addition, they sell dwarf banana plants, several types of citrus, a “curry” plant, and more exotic edibles & plants for flavoring food.

  10. Susan April 16, 2009 at 2:12 am #

    The miracle fruit is awesome! I was a bit sceptic first but then i saw it on CNN and i had to try it and it eorked like a charm!

  11. Anonymous October 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    I bought mine from http://www.buy-miracle-fruit.com they usually run specials.I must say these miracle berries are quite interesting. And yeah Gordon Ramsey was an ass because they worked when I tried it with friends.

  12. Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home June 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    You can get this in berry or pill form and its all natural. Its not a drug so you don’t have to worry about work :) in fact, my boss was the one who made me try it for the first time! :) Here is the site where I got mine:

    http://www.miracleberrypill.org/

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