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A fork that adds 21 flavours to your food

A new revolutionary Aroma fork that emits 21 different flavours trciking you to believe your food is delicious.

Toronto |
Updated: March 26, 2014 10:13:58 am
Developed by a Canada-based firm emits smells to make people think they are tasting flavours. Developed by a Canada-based firm emits smells to make people think they are tasting flavours. (REUTERS)

Even the most hapless chefs may now be able to enhance their blandest dishes, thanks to a new revolutionary fork that simulates flavour.

The gadget developed by a Canada-based firm emits smells to make people think they are tasting flavours such as coffee or banana as they eat their meal.

The metal fork comes in 21 different varieties, including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint and almond.

The device has a vial under the handle that releases scented liquid through blotting paper under the nose of diners, tricking their taste buds.

“The initial idea was to reinvent the traditional fork into an improved utensil that would trick people’s mind by liberating an intense flow of aromas; but we soon realised that the Aromafork could also become the perfect educational tool to learn how to better appreciate food!” said Jonathan Coutu, President of MOLECULE-R Flavors Inc, which developed the fork.

Nobody teaches us how to properly taste and most of us instinctively concentrate on our taste buds during the tasting experience, the company said.

The Aromafork demonstrates and amplifies the importance of your nose in the perception of flavours.

“Your taste buds can only recognise 5 primary tastes, while your nose is capable of distinguishing the subtle flavours of food as aromas reach the back of your palette upon expiration,” said the company.

The Aromafork provides a flow of aromas upon inhalation, therefore doubling the flavors your brain can analyse said the company.

A blotting paper is maintained underneath the fork handle, allowing the volatile components of a liquid aroma to be diffused upon absorption.

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