#1523 – Taster

There are a lot of foods that I think used to taste better years ago. I wonder if I would be correct if I actually could taste them again right now. I have a sneaking suspicion that my tastes have also changed. Some things will never taste the same simply because my tongue is not the same.

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12 thoughts on “#1523 – Taster”

  1. The taste bud time traveler thingy looks like it has a face and is wearing a weird bow-tie! But it looks like it’s quite painful to use…

    Also, at first I guessed that the description would be about tasty desserts they’ve stopped making. I came to think of that vanilla ice-cream I used to eat a long time ago, that had chocolate-y cookie crumbs in it. (Or, they didn’t stop making it per se, but it’s only sold in Stockholm now, and I live 8 hours away from Stockholm!)

  2. kingklash says:

    I miss original Chocodiles, grape soda and BBQ sandwiches on a summer day when I was a kid, those cupcakes with the green frosting frog faces from Merrit’s Bakery in Oakland, and strangely enough, Diet Pepsi with lemon right before saccharine went out of fashion.

  3. Obsidia Black says:

    I miss the taste of Cheerwine. I used to get it all the time when I lived in North Carolina, and now I can’t get any here in Virginia. 🙁

    That and Sun Drop.

  4. Kitsune Dzelda says:

    Or get the bloody crap shocked out of you….

  5. pbarnrob says:

    The first vanilla ice cream I ever had (1950 in San Diego) was amazing.
    Since then, I’d thought my tastebuds had just changed, when nothing else I found was like that. Couldn’t be the cattle renderings they add, right?
    Then in Altadena (at The Coffee Gallery, no less) I had some Fosselman’s, from a little family outfit in Alhambra. WHOAH. They still do it right!

  6. jammit says:

    I used to lick watches when I was young. Would there be some sort of temporal disturbance if I use this product?

  7. ZeoViolet says:

    Our taste buds die as we grow older, so our sense of taste changes.

    I can eat stuff now that I ran away from as a kid, that’s for sure.

    But I’ll still puke at the mere thought of any gravy, or “cream of” soups, or beans of any kind.

  8. Istas says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if even the same foods from the same company tasted vastly different. Many/most companies repeatedly cut back on ingredients/expenses whenever they can. Hershey and other chocolate-making companies actually lobbied the government to alter the legal definition of ‘chocolate’ so they could get away with using even less cocoa than they do. (they failed… this past time, anyway)

  9. mickeybob says:

    You know that made me think about bananas, the species that we commonly eat today are not the same ones from the 1950’s, that species is now extinct. So they do taste different.

  10. spidercow says:

    you spelled torture wrong.

  11. Freezie43110 says:

    Already working on this. Chronomancy is difficult, but progress is steady.

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