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30 comments to “Miracle Fruit”

  1. What a fun idea for a party. I got to try this stuff once, at a tropical fruit farm in Australia. I could not believe the effect it had on the taste of lemon–instant lemonade!

  2. This stuff was so crazy! A memorable birthday for sure. An added bonus is that they come with a big chunk of dry ice to play with.

  3. Dawn in CA says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    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. :)

  4. 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.

  5. We even had pickles on hand and forgot to try them in the flavor tripping frenzy! Kumquats, kim chee and espresso are all good ideas. We’ll give them a try on the next round of tasting…

  6. 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.

  7. yeah, I imagine that the cost is good reason to go with tablets. Rhubarb! Rhubarb is a brilliant idea. Making a list…

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. JenDiggity says:

    May 13th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    What about kiwi? Be sure and rinse between acid foods or something so you don’t burn any sores into your flesh!

  11. 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!

  12. 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…

  13. I have a miracle fruit shrub growing in my back yard, we have had great fun at barbies using th fruit picked right from the tree, after a few drinkies people ar absolutely amazed

  14. How lovely to be growing your own miracle fruit!
    And yes, the tablets do not come with dry ice to play with…

  15. 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.

  16. When I did this with my friends we also used pure, unsweetened cranberry juice.

  17. Good idea, Lauren. Added to list. There was so much we didn’t think of…

  18. I’m gonna throw a flavor-tripping party at B-side and make really sour drinks to go along with it!

  19. Does this fruit have any effect on spicy food? Wouldn’t it be interesting to eat some wasabi or a chili and actually enjoy it?

  20. It does have some effect on spicy food, but they are still spicy. So, if you don’t enjoy those foods normally you may want to avoid them while using the berries.

  21. This sounds like a really awesome party/experiment!
    I’d say try some olives, anchovies and maybe soy sauce

  22. Molly Z. says:

    May 22nd, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    so much fun!! and such a mystery when you ask each guest to bring totally incongruous food stuffs for “dessert”. you’re the best, T & B!

  23. I love the idea! I’ll have to get some of the tablets. I really would want to try lychee nuts and tamarind with it!

  24. My boyfriend bought me some tablets for Valentine’s Day this year– and they really work! :) He and I enjoyed drinking Grapefruit juice and eating lemons and limes without having puckered faces… haha

  25. A dark beer with lemon sorbet (seriously) tasted amazingly like a chocolate milkshake. Also, pickles were delicious. My stomach was so confused after eating all of this but it was worth it.

  26. Katherine says:

    May 28th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    A friend of mine bought the pills on Amazon.com, but the actual fruit sounds much better! I would recommend trying (good quality) tequila, and be sure to eat the whole rind of your citrus of choice.

  27. :O I really want to try these. Pomegranate perhaps?

  28. Samantha says:

    May 28th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    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.

  29. Goat cheese and strawberries tastes like cheesecake.

  30. How does the fruit itself taste?!