Food? Bald Eagles? Baby Burgers? Endless…
Yes! Awesome, this is awesome news. Gold star for Science today, as scientists at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich have developed a technology that allows them to capture different individual flavors inside of microscopic capsules. These capsules can then be engineered to release the flavors at different times, making Willy Wonka’s three-meal-gum a complete and total possibility. I mean, if this isn’t Violet Beauregarde’s wet dream come true, then I don’t know what is.
Some of the capsules could be filled with flavouring for tomato soup that would break open on contact with saliva, while tougher capsules would contain the flavour for roast beef that would break open as the gum is chewed. A final flavour for blueberry pie could be packaged in capsules that require vigorous chewing to burst.
The capsules produce an oily shell around the molecules, preventing them from mixing with other ingredients and so allowing the flavours to be kept separate. [TelegraphUK]
And while a menagerie of meals all packed inside a single stick of gum sounds completely overwhelming, you have to admit that there is something overwhelmingly awesome about it too. Granted, this is all coming from some guy who has been chewing a single rock of Bazooka Joe for over 13 years now. CHANGE FLAVORS ALREADY!!!
Special thanks to Newslite for the tip.