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Taste is extremely subjective and I couldn't find any rigorous tests scientific literature of blind taste tests. However, that said, unscientific tests such as one by the Huffington Post had the following results for blind bottled vs. canned taste test with 25 tasters: Budweiser - 64 percent identified the canned variety, 17 percent preferred the canned ...


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Current evidence: Skunky-smelling compounds (3-methylbut-2-ene-1-thiol) are formed in beer due to sunlight breaking down alpha acids in hops (flavoring and stability agent in beer) that react with sulfur. These compounds are chemically similar to the chemical compounds that's found in spray produced by skunks against predators. The bittering agent ...


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No, studies have not shown that, as far as I can tell. There is, however, a grain of truth in this claim. The missing study is here and it does not confirm the claim, nor it addresses the claim: Rather than increase the likelihood of enacting the simulated behavior (eating), simulation evoked the consequences of the behavior (habituation) ...


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Linda Bartoshuk’s The Biological Basis of Food Perception and Acceptance (Food Quality and Preference 4, 21–32, 1993) gives a detailed historical account of the tongue map that is mostly accessible to laypeople. I will only quote the important parts here (boldface mine): The tongue map with ‘sweet’ on the tip, ‘bitter’ on the back, etc., dates back to the ...


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The phenomenon is real, but the first explanation is wrong. For an account of what happens, help yourself to a very good answer at the Seasoned Advice StackExchange. Basically, there are various droplets in scotch that take up or release molecules relevant to taste and odour, depending on the alcohol concentration in the surrounding liquid. This is a ...


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According to the 2013 book "Salt, Sugar, Fat" by Michael Moss, while humans are born with tastes for fat and sugar (they provoke pleasurable responses in newborns), the taste for salt is acquired (newborns do not enjoy it, but virtually all other humans in the First World do). If a person abstains from consuming salt for a time, they will regain their ...


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Glass bottled coke sometimes has cane sugar instead of corn syrup I think we can trust Wikipedia for this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Coke Mexican Coke is bottled in a thick 355 mL or 500 mL glass bottle, which some have described in contrast to the American Coke plastic bottles as being "more elegant, with a pleasingly nostalgic shape ...


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The question is a bit vague and depending on interpretation either fairly trivial or very likely not answerable with current knowledge. Is a change in taste buds a possible cause of change in taste? Sure, it's possible for a change in taste to be a result of actual changes in taste buds, as in their density... but many other things can lead to the same ...


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