The Complete Guide to Miracle Berries and Flavor Tripping
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The Complete Guide to Miracle Berries

Miracle berries (sometimes called miracle fruit) make sour foods taste sweet. Just one berry will give you the effect for 30 minutes to an hour and allow you to experience food in a completely new way!

Get everything you need to know about this magical fruit – from where to buy it to the best foods to try with it.

Miracle berries

What are Miracle Berries?

Miracle berries are small red berries that contain a protein called miraculin.

When taste buds are exposed to miraculin, normally sour-tasting foods such as lemons and limes are perceived as tasting sweet.

How are Miracle Berries Sold?

Miracle fruit is sold in two main formats:

  1. Fresh berries
  2. Miraculin tablets (also known as taste tripping pills)

They both work equally well. The tablets have the advantage of costing MUCH less than the fresh fruit. But, I love the experience of eating the actual berries.

Where to Buy Miracle Berries and Taste Tripping Pills

a box of miracle fruit

Box of miracle fruit from Ethan’s Garden (photo via Amazon)

It’s not easy to find miracle berries or miraculin tablets at most grocery stores, but you can find both on Amazon.

How to Eat Miracle Fruit

Eating a miracle fruit

If you are using the berries, there is a very specific way to eat them.

  1. Before putting the miracle fruit in your mouth, cleanse your palate with a tall glass of water.
  2. The miracle fruit needs to coat your mouth in order to have an effect, so don’t just quickly swallow it down. You should hold it in your mouth and swoosh it around for a little bit.
  3. Then, bite into it and make sure the juices coat your whole mouth.
  4. Wait a few minutes for the berry to take full effect.

Don’t eat the pit.

Some claim that the effects of the berry do not occur in parts of their mouth that aren’t coated. I did not personally experience that.

What Does Miracle Fruit Taste Like?

The surprising (at least to me) thing about eating miracle fruit is that it tastes really good. It’s a tangy berry that tastes sort of like a sweetened cranberry.

When to Try Miracle Berries

Some people like to serve miracle fruit at flavor tripping parties where they gather with friends to have a new taste experience.

Others use the taste tripping pills as diet pills as a way to cut back on sugar while still experiencing sweet flavors.

What to Eat with Miracle Berries

Sour food

The menu at a flavor tripping party should consist of foods that are very sour – foods that, without the berries or pills, would give you the same squniched up faces as my friends Brad and Christina have in the photo above.

Make sure to taste all of the sour foods offered before you start flavor tripping so that you can compare what they taste like before and after you’ve tried the miracle fruit.

Here are some foods we served with miracle berries at a flavor tripping party (along with our thoughts):

  • Lemons and limes – Some said that the lemons tasted like lemonade. I didn’t find them to be overly sweet, but the sour taste was definitely cut and the natural sugar in the lemon seemed to come out much stronger. Sucking on a lemon or a lime was quite a pleasant experience.
  • Grapefruits – My absolute favorite thing to eat with the miracle fruit is grapefruit. I am not typically a huge grapefruit fan and I LOVED it! I could not stop eating it!
  • Sour candy – Sour candies were insanely sweet with the miracle fruit – too sweet!

Sour candies

  • Blue Cheese – It wasn’t sour enough to notice any big difference.
  • Chocolate (sure, it’s not sour to start with, but we were curious) – The chocolate tasted much worse after miracle fruit. Its finer flavors were lost and you could only taste the sweetness.
  • Olives – My friend Brad and I both dislike olives. Brad was really hoping that olives would taste much better under the influence of the miracle fruit. Nope; they were still olives.
  • Kombucha – Really sour kombucha tastes super sweet with the miracle berries.
  • Guinness – We’d heard that Guinness tasted like a chocolate milkshake after eating miracle fruit. Not so. It was definitely less bitter, but it did not reach milkshake status.

Guinness

  • Sour cupcakes with goat cheese frosting – I baked some cupcakes with no sugar at all in them and spread goat cheese on them as the frosting. They were actually good with miracle fruit and the goat cheese frosting tasted like buttercream!

Side Effects of Miracle Fruit

I don’t know of any side effects of miracle fruit. However, the flavor tripping experience can be a bit much for some.

The part of it that I don’t like is that it makes my saliva sweet. My mouth felt like it was permanently sucking on a candy. I was glad when the effects wore off, but I was also glad to have tried miracle berries!

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16 comments on “The Complete Guide to Miracle Berries”

  1. adwordssays:

    if you are looking for the miracle berry tablets or actual plants (or plant care) please view my site as well.

    http://www.buy-miracle-fruit.com

  2. JoceLosays:

    Hey guys, I just received my shippment from http://www.miraclefruitworld.com

    They have a nice set of foods and recipes as well (their cocktails were a blast at my latest party, haha!)

  3. http://www.buy-miracle-fruit.com/buy-mirac…

    this is where i bought , nice service you could give a try .

  4. Johnsays:

    I tried my first MF tablet about a month ago (green packaging) :S. I didn’t like the acid taste that much, but the effect was off the charts!

    Guess what: I bought another pack a week ago, again from http://www.miraclefruitworld.com (well, from one of their retailers sour2sweet), sth called Miracle Frooties. They are so much better! No acid taste in my mouth, also lasts longer. Hell, at least now I know what i put in my mouth, has all the ingredients on the box, in English!, and says ISO 9001, HACCP certified. I got 600mg, so twice the size, for almost the same price. Recomend it! And if sbd is throwing a Party with the new ones, let me know :-D

  5. LouisPartnersays:

    I have purchased all my tablets and berries so far from http://www.MiracleFruitHut.com

    They recently supplied me a plant and i have been growing miracle fruit ever since.

    i have also tried miracle frooties and the tablets there is no difference at all especially in the ingredients i even checked on the packaging.

    I recommend all try out this wonderful experience and those like me who are diabetics can benefit from such natural products

  6. Susansays:

    LouisPartner, I just had a Miracle Fruit Party and most of us disagree,…

    I bought Miracle Frooties from http://www.miraclefruitworld.com and Mysterious Fruit from buy-miracle-fruit.com, but we all enjoyed Miracle Frooties a lot more.

    The effect lasted longer (I bought the Large version) and there was no artifical sour taste in my mouth after dissolving a frootie, unlike with Mysterious Fruit. Also, there was no chinese packaging (letters) on the box. Miracle Frooties are packaged in the EU and Mysterious Fruit in Taiwan. Sorry, but I trust the europeans more! I know they have really high quality standards.

    Bottom line is that they both do the trick – I really recommend Miracle Fruit as a great, funky experience! (whichever, just try it ;-))

  7. Mitchsays:

    So I can’t buy this in STL anywhere?

  8. Thanks for the recipe. I cant wait to try it. I won a Facebook competition from http://www.theworldsbestfruit.com so a free box is on the way to me and now I’m looking for tasting ideas. I missed the party my friend had over the 4th of July with their Frooties. I’ll let you know how the cupcake recipe goes! Thanks again.

  9. Marysays:

    They also sell them in tablet form on ThinkGeek.com. Just FYI.
    By the way, LOVE THE BLOG!
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/wacky-edibles/ab3f/

  10. marksays:

    I purchased from Frooties and it was the worst experience of my life. They did not get to me on time and they were not as effective as some of the other Miracle Fruits I have tried in the past. The company was rude and I will never buy from them again.

  11. JulianAllesandrosays:

    Love the miracle fruit i went on the forum and used http://www.Miraclefruithut.com Just got a pack of the brand new miracle fruit tablets and a plant from them definitely recommended if people want a quick supplier with good pricing.

    My plants growing fine and i yielded my first lot of berries this month using hydroponics :)

  12. Stuart ashtonsays:

    I’m planning a miracle meal night in the U.K. However i am really finding it very hard to obtain either the berries or the tablets. Can anybody help me?

  13. Stuart ashtonsays:

    I’m planning a miracle meal night in the U.K. However i am really finding it very hard to obtain either the berries or the tablets. Can anybody help me? Please call me on 07935067534

  14. justice Bandohsays:

    Hi am justice Bandoh am a mberry farmer in Ghana.I want to know if your company buys fresh mberry fruit. I can produce 500 -750kg per season.

  15. Kikisays:

    Visit Miraclefruitfarm.com.
    There service is great and quick.
    It’s a family business. Check out their Instagram too @miraclefruitfarm

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