Citation: Nightnine. "Definitely Helps With the Taste of Other Substances: An Experience with Miracle Berry, Morning Glory & Syrian Rue (exp80468)". Erowid.org. Aug 22, 2018. erowid.org/exp/80468
So, I heard about Miracle Berries online maybe two years ago or so and at some point I came up with this theory that very bitter entheogens such as Morning Glory seeds or Syrian Rue seeds might taste significantly less bitter, or maybe with a bit of luck, even sweet!
Fast forward two years or so up until three or four nights ago. My friend is having a potluck taste tripping party and I am excited to finally test out my hypothesis. I grab some jalapeņos, a packet of Ipomoea tricolor (MG) seeds I've been growing the past couple years and some Peganum harmala seeds acquired through an entheo/ethnobotanical supplier and head over.
Getting there, everyone starts giving me recommendations as to what to try first, what's really good and different tasting and what tastes the same as always. I will summarize this part since it is pretty well documented what different things taste like under the miraculin influence (plus I don't want to deprive you of your own firsthand experience). I pay about $1.50 for a small red tablet with a 'T' looking logo on it. It tastes interesting, kind of sweet, and does not disolve very readily, nor is it very easily chewable.
For posterity's sake, these were worth exploring under the effects of miraculin:
*strawberries, especially with cream cheese
*I really enjoyed the jalapeņos, some did not share my appreciation
*bread with balsamic vinegar
The point that I'm getting to, and the point that I almost forgot to explore as I was getting caught up in the wonderful world of miraculinous taste, is the effect of the miraculin on very bitter and nauseating tasting entheogenic plant materials! So I finally remembered that I need to finally carry out the experiment that will either confirm or deny my hypothesis of two years standing, and I pulled out my seed packets and chewed up some MG seeds and then some SR seeds.
What I found was that yes, miraculin definitely helps with the taste of at least these two entheogens, and I could see even the possibility of nausea reduction as a result! There are definitely more experiments to be carried out in this department. Basically MG seeds tasted a bit nutty, and not nearly as bitter. Any remaining bitterness was easily covered up with one of the many delicious tasting foods we had available. The SR seeds almost didn't taste like anything, which is amazing considering they are easily the most bitter and immediately nauseating things I've ever tasted. All in all, I would say the experiment was a success and my hypothesis ended up being well supported.
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