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Bitter or Sour

marcia | Jun 16, 2005 07:44 PM

A discussion about dark chocolate that is too dark, not sweet enough, got me thinking. When I taste chocolate that I find too dark, I don't think "bitter," I think "sour." This has been true of several different brands, so I don't think it's a weird problem with a single manufacturer.

I just went and tasted a few drops of Angostura Bitters, so I could make sure that I can, in fact, taste bitterness. The very first taste I got was sweet, followed by what I think of as medicinal, which is obviously the bitter part.

Has anyone else experienced this? Am I just nuts? Do I need to have my tastebuds recalibrated somewhere?

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