Join us as we make Half Sour sweet with the power of “miracle berries”!
Illinois Science Council is partnering with Half Sour and CH Distillery to take you on a taste trip like you’ve never experienced before with “miracle berries,” the natural fruit product that makes sour flavors taste sweet.
Learn the science behind taste, how miracle berries work with your tongue’s sensors, and the ecology of miracle berry trees. Participants will eat a miracle berry tablet and then sample a range of foods to experience how sour flavors become sweet after the miracle berry enhances activation of sweet sensors. The sensation lasts about 30 min.
Tasting of food and drink will be part of the program. Additional food and drinks are available for purchase.
No science prerequisite is necessary, only your curiosity, but you must be 21 or older.
BONUS! All attendees will be registered for the chance to win a FREE private tour & tasting for 10 people at CH Distillery!
Miracle fruit is formally known as Synsepalum dulcificum. It’s a red berry that’s native to West Africa. The fruit was first described in 1725, when French explorer Chevalier des Marchais observed villagers in West Africa consuming the berry before a meal of sour palm wine and gruel. It was brought to the United States in the 1960s by a botanist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. -from How Stuff Works