OK, so has anyone tried these?
Time Magazine named it the best invention of 2005.
So for about six bucks a can you get this spray that you can use to flavor low calorie foods to make them taste ... well ... good.
Take that yogurt, spray it with cheesecake spray - voila. I guess you could also spritz some blueberry on it for blueberry cheesecake.
Or ... banana split. Add some extra chocolate fudge spray and marshmallow spray.
Spritz the Mochaccino in your coffee and you have a zero calorie drink.
A little Ranch spray on that salad? Some carmelized onions sprayed on those sauteed mushrooms?
Some root beer float spray in that sparkling water?
Other flavors include: Parmesan Cheese, Butter, Tomato Basil, Hot and Sour, Ice Blue Salt, Memphis BBQ, Pepper City, Teriyaki, Cookies & Cream, Raspberry Bubblegum, Strawberry Shortcake, Mango, Pineapple and Kiwi.
All I know is that it is FDA approved and the inventor, David Burke, gave a kind of snake oil spiel on it saying it was natural and they extracted the flavor out of food leaving the calories and, uh, actual food behind.
The ingrediants on the spray are:Water, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Cellulose Gum, Sucralose, Sodium Benzoate (as a preservative), Citric Acid.
That doesn't look too scary. Doesn't look tasty, but doesn't look like it will kill you.
Looking around on the web, there were a few articles about the product, but not much in how it actually tasted. The one site that did have some taste comments, were using it a little, uh, creatively ... so for the g-rated audiance I'm not linking to it.
It seems either people like it or hate it ... and it can be the same flavor. Some people thought the bacon was great. Others, like the guy who sprtized it directly in his mouth ... didn't like it too much.
Thinking about it, it kind of makes sense. You go to the market and foods are artificially flavored anyway. Why not let people just spritz the flavor on what they want.
It's kind of chilling to think about. If this works, will restaurants just spray on the flavor?
Of course you could always insult the chef by whipping out a can and spraying it on a lousy meal.
I kind of liked this article that talked wishfully about having alcohol sprays some day and you can spriz a glass of water and ... martini.
This link has a hilarious (to me) picture and a link to the Flavor Spray website with more information inlcuding recipes like
BBQ Pork Chops with parmesan asparagus and bacon-ranch egg noodles (only need chops, asparagus, noodles and sprays).
Hot & Sour baked chicken, butter and parmesan corn on the cob, pepper city whipped potatoes (chicken, corn, potato, milk, EVVO, sprays).
For the frittata recipe, the teflon pan is icluded in the ingrediant list.