Chemapalooza – Science of Flavors

Chemapalooza – Science of Flavors

Does our sense of smell impact the flavors we taste? Today, our young Culinary Chemists investigated how their senses contribute to flavor perception! They tried two different flavors of candy with and without their noses plugged! Then, they assessed their own ability to perceive other chemicals that have certain tastes. They discovered that there is variation in how everyone perceives the taste of these chemicals! 

Ask your camper: Why might food taste different if your nose is stuffy? (because you need both senses of taste and smell to experience full flavors)

 

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