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  • localnotail 20 Oct 2012 20:07:26 23,084 posts
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    I always eat burgers upside down. I theorise this to be due to maximizing the amount of sesame seeds interacting with my tongue, as I greatly enjoy the taste. I have vowed to eat one as presented, sesame seed up, but always lose my nerve.

    I do normally like experimentation with food though, and am currently on a mission to find something that is good on bread or toast that isn't better on crumpets. Nothing yet. I thought paté might be a clincher, but, no.

    This evening, I made a club sandwich (chicken, bacon, tomato, salad, mayo) and because I felt quite hungry and I wasn't sure if one would be enough, I made two just in case.

    As a practicing scientist, I felt compelled to turn one of the identical sandwiches upside down and see if it tasted different. It did. The one which had the bacon & tomato at the bottom tasted nicer than the one with the mayo & chicken at the bottom.

    Tell me of your taste experiments.

    Edited by localnotail at 20:14:46 20-10-2012
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 20:17:09
    Could it just be a psychosomatic thing on your part? Taste has been shown to be heavily psychic in nature, maybe you're just thinking it tastes better because you're assuming it will?
  • graysonavich 20 Oct 2012 20:20:07 7,733 posts
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    I use Twiglets as chopsticks when eating a bowl of tuna mayo.
  • nickthegun 20 Oct 2012 20:22:05 64,246 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Could it just be a psychosomatic thing on your part? Taste has been shown to be heavily psychic in nature
    As shown by people thinking the green food dye on st paddys day makes their guiness taste minty.
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 20:24:38
    nickthegun wrote:
    meme wrote:
    Could it just be a psychosomatic thing on your part? Taste has been shown to be heavily psychic in nature
    As shown by people thinking the green food dye on st paddys day makes their guiness taste minty.
    The Orange Smartie thing applies here, sort of. I'm pretty sure they originally were just identical to other Smarties in ingredients. Then when people started going "THEY TASTE OF ORANGES" they actually put in orange flavouring just to fuck with their minds.
  • localnotail 20 Oct 2012 20:24:42 23,084 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Could it just be a psychosomatic thing on your part? Taste has been shown to be heavily psychic in nature, maybe you're just thinking it tastes better because you're assuming it will?
    I'm not sure. In an attempt at randomisation, I put them both on a plate on my tray and span it. Then I ate half of one, and then one half of the other. I didn't look at which one I'd had until after giving my verdict.

    I still have the other two halves. I could try something else.
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 20:27:33
    You'd be able to tell which is which at the very first bite though, surely? Don't think there's really a way to randomise it.

    Only a theory, anyway. Could be all sorts of other reasons. Maybe the fat of the bacon makes it seem tastier as you get to it quicker and your mouth isn't overwhelmed with flavours to neuter it.
  • localnotail 20 Oct 2012 20:28:30 23,084 posts
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    Orange smarties do taste orangey. Well, they did, when I was a kid. They were worth double
    graysonavich wrote:
    I use Twiglets as chopsticks when eating a bowl of tuna mayo.
    YIIMAIWLTSTYN

    Edited by localnotail at 20:30:43 20-10-2012
  • Tom_Servo 20 Oct 2012 20:30:50 18,082 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    I use Twiglets as chopsticks when eating a bowl of tuna mayo.
    :D
  • localnotail 20 Oct 2012 20:32:35 23,084 posts
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    meme wrote:
    You'd be able to tell which is which at the very first bite though, surely? Don't think there's really a way to randomise it.

    Only a theory, anyway. Could be all sorts of other reasons. Maybe the fat of the bacon makes it seem tastier as you get to it quicker and your mouth isn't overwhelmed with flavours to neuter it.
    Bacon is tastier than chicken, that cannot be denied.
  • elstoof 20 Oct 2012 20:36:37 9,726 posts
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    I take a cheese and onion crisp and a salt and vinegar crisp and I eat them both in the same go.
  • Dirtbox 20 Oct 2012 20:39:27 81,768 posts
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    I like separating custard creams and bourbons then sandwiching them together into the apex of dull, underwhelming biscuit.
  • Dirtbox 20 Oct 2012 20:41:11 81,768 posts
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    I eat Wagon Wheels upside down so I can poke my tongue into the foamy part. You can't do that if the biscuity part is at the bottom because it's too hard.
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 20:42:00
    Dirtbox wrote:
    dull, underwhelming biscuit.
  • Dirtbox 20 Oct 2012 20:43:23 81,768 posts
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    I put cashews into pistachio shells because I like the experience of de-shelling pistachios while enjoying the curlier texture of cashews.
  • Fatiguez 20 Oct 2012 20:45:44 8,829 posts
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    I haven't had Wagon Wheels since I was in primary school. Cashews are the best nut.
  • Dirtbox 20 Oct 2012 20:47:49 81,768 posts
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    I like to pick all the carrot out of coleslaw and made a separate pile that I can eat later with some fucking tuna.
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 20:49:23
    I'd like to mash a potato then harden it back into a solid again.
  • mrpon 20 Oct 2012 20:54:23 30,578 posts
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    I like to suck on fingers that have a pink/stink vibe going on.
  • elstoof 20 Oct 2012 20:57:18 9,726 posts
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    I like to push shit into my anus and vomit up food.
  • Dirtbox 20 Oct 2012 20:58:50 81,768 posts
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    I like stacking up cadburys fingers into little log cabins then devouring them without using my hands like a thalidomide giant.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 20 Oct 2012 21:02:24 42,363 posts
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    I like to eat the chocolate of a Creme Egg and leave the middle.
  • elstoof 20 Oct 2012 21:05:13 9,726 posts
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    I sometimes roast a nice bit of beef but serve it with a lamb gravy.
  • Trowel 20 Oct 2012 21:13:28 18,826 posts
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    I eat Pringles upside down (long sides face up, opposite of how they're stacked) - gets all the artificial flavouring straight to the tongue.
  • nickthegun 20 Oct 2012 21:15:55 64,246 posts
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    oop
  • nickthegun 20 Oct 2012 21:16:03 64,246 posts
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  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 21:21:31
    I bite the top off twix's and use it as a straw for a cup of coffee.

    Used to be mad for ice cream floats with jelly at the bottom too!
  • localnotail 20 Oct 2012 21:24:30 23,084 posts
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    WeakOrbit wrote:
    I bite the top off twix's and use it as a straw for a cup of coffee.
    You want a Spira for that.
  • Deleted user 20 October 2012 21:30:55
    @localnotail Whats a spira?

    Also for the record, of weird but tasty, anchovies and peanut butter grilled sandwich.
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