Gum Delivers Taste of 3-Course-Meal

Willy Wonka did it in a book and a movie. Now it may be possible in reality. Researchers say they may have cracked the secret to replicating the flavor of a 3-course meal in a single stick of chewing gum. Scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) say that the latest nanotechnology could be used to turn Willy Wonka’s eccentric invention into reality - but without the unpleasant side effects. Nanotechnology, which deals with structures just millionths of a millimetre in size, could capture and release flavours in a precisely controlled way. Food scientist David Hart explains, "The tomato soup capsule would break on contact with saliva, followed by roast beef and blueberry pie in stronger structures - providing a sequential taste explosion as you chew harder." More from Niall Firth at Daily Mail.

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