Thursday, December 12 – Miracle Fruit Tasting Party

This Thursday (12-12-2013) we will be hacking our taste buds with a Miracle Fruit tasting party. The Synsepalum Dulcificum ( produces a berry that temporarily alters your taste buds into making sour and acidic things taste sweet.  We will be providing tablets that contain concentrated miracle berry powder (easier to ship than fresh fruit) and a few things to sample. We encourage you to bring along things to try and share with the group also. Possible suggestions include:

– citrus fruits (especially lemons)
– unsweetened coffee or espresso
– dark beers (Guinness is supposed to taste like a chocolate shake.)
– Brussels sprouts
– any other cabbage-based veg or lettuce
– hot sauce
– mustard
– vinegars
– goat cheese
– salt and vinegar potato chips
– pickles

This event is free and open to the public. HackPittsburgh’s doors will open at 7pm and we will start exploring foods shortly after. We’re located at 1936 5th Avenue, in the garage around back on Watson. Look for our flag above the door.


  1. Franklin Chen on December 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I think the date is wrong in the body of this article. Thursday, December 12, 2013, right?

    • Eli on December 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      YES! Thank you. The correct date is Thursday 12-12-2013

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