Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sweet on the tongue

Sweet, acid, salty and bitter. With those four camps of taste buds, it’s no wonder we are Sweet Freaks. Who wants to say they gravitate towards bitterness?

Of course these four tastes work in harmony and the reason why sweet tastes so good is that it’s all a fine balancing act. For example, good chocolate has both acidic and bitter notes. We’re just not used to attributing those undertones to something “sweet.”

I like that sweetness will always be on the tip of my tongue.

This is how the other half lives.

Salty flavors linger longer than sweet. Which may be why all those other freaks prefer their chips and fries to our beautiful crème brulée truffles and red velvet cupcakes.

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