Oh, oh, oh! I remember reading about this and thinking how cool it would be to try… and then I never did. Thanks for the reminder! Sounds like a fun time. I would be tempted to add kumquats to the citrus list, if only because you could pop them in your mouth like little gumdrops. A few more things I would add to the experiment: kosher pickles, kim chee, espresso. :)
Never tried, but dying to do so. Just tasting a Meyer lemon (sans Miracle Berry) was trippy enough! Can’t even imagine what it would do to the tastebuds and the mind to have all things sour suddenly go sweet.
Raw rhubarb was surprisingly good with the miracle berries. Just cut up and pop it like candy. You tried it, but grapefruit was probably my favorite overall. If you buy the berries as tablets (which is just the berry freeze dried and pressed into a mold) the effect is the same, it stores longer, and is a lot less expensive. Though, no chunk of dried ice to play with for the tablets.
This sounds like some crazy fun! I’m curious did you serve your “normal” food first and then pop the berries and play, or did you start off with the berries? Wondering how this would work with a party.
Yes, normal food first and then we served the berries as dessert. Only problem with this plan is making sure people don’t eat too much during dinner and then barf after eating citrus fruit, vinegar and sour cream. Ha. So, I would recommend a light dinner and then this. We also didn’t tell anyone what was happening and so it was a fun surprise.
What?! This is amazing! As soon as I get a job I am saving up for these. Thank you for opening this door for me!
I love your website, I have tried many of the recipes and I have never been disappointed. Not to mention the pictures are incredible. Thank you!
I can also vouch for them in tablet form. I found them after a quick search of the web and ebay. They are much more affordable and just as effective as the actual berry, but as someone said earlier, you don’t get the dry ice to play with…
This guy lives near my mother in law. A few visits back, after reading about Miracle Fruits, I went to his house to buy some fruits from him. He had to take a break from fixing an old camaro and clipped some off the bushes in front of his very modest house. I picked up some lemons on the way back to the house and we all enjoyed the wierdness of that fruit. I was going to take some seeds home and plant them, but I lost interest.
I’ve tried these! They are great. Citrus is really cool, especially lemons. I think we just used white vinegar and that was good too. Hot sauce was also interesting because rather than being spicy it’s just kind of tingly.