My friend Joey bought "miracle fruit" tablets online, & though it sort of felt like we should be taking them at a rave while wearing glow-in-the-dark necklaces, we set up shop on my mom's back porch & prepared to trip. Our spread of foods came from the 24-hour Midwestern Mecca that is Sheetz & entailed, in part:
The instructions told us to let the tablets dissolve on our tongues. "THIS IS PROBABLY X," the Paranoid Future Jewish Mother section of my brain screamed. Needless to say, there was much skepticism:
I don't know what sort of packaging X comes in, but I suspect it's more like plastic baggies & less like cute Asian flowers:
And so we began, though not without trepidation:
|This is my Trepidation Face.|
- Glazed chocolate donut: Tasted just like a glazed chocolate donut
- Guinness: Less beery, but certainly not the chocolate shake the New York Times promised me
- Gummy bears: WAY TOO SWEET
- Pineapple: Pineapple
- Warheads: Shockingly unsour. Gimme another!
- Limeade: Very sweet. No hint of sour. No hint of the gross way limeade typically tastes.
- Lemon juice: Even sweeter. Please refer to title of post. I want, I want, I want. All of the times.
- BBQ chips: My favorite chips tasted like cardboard. Do not want.
- Salt & vinegar chips: Freaking amazing. I usually hate this flavor, but I had to refrain from my urge to nom the entire bag.
- Tabasco sauce: Lingering spiciness, but by no means unbearable
- Peanut butter fudge Oreos: Peanut butter fudge Oreos. No complaints here.
- Blue cheese: Blue cheese. Complaints here.
The verdict: Worth a try, but I'd like to flavor trip again with the "right" foods on hand or the actual berries instead of just tablets - or maybe in a professional setting, like at the flavor-tripping parties hosted in big-city bars (D.C., I miss you).
Additional verdict: When I do it again, I will bring a vat of lemon juice. And also a pound of Tums. Those are for later, though I do wonder how they'd taste while trippin'...