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The latest culinary trend doesn't come from your food, it comes from your fork.
Introducing Aromafork, a new innovation from Montreal-based molecular gastronomy supplier Molecule-R that that is supposed to enhance the dining experience through a heightened sense of smell.
The brand new devices offers “ a fascinating olfactive experience that will trick you mind and will forever change the way you perceive flavor,” according to the company website.
How does it work?
blotting paper embedded in the fork which can be soaked before the meal with any of 21 aromas.
Under the fork's handle sits blotting paper that can be soaked before the meal with any of 21 aromas. As the diner eats, whiffs of fragrance is gradually released. The idea is that while the mouth can detect only five unique tastes -- sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and umami – the nose can sense up to a trillion smells. By releasing a unique scent through the meal, Aromafork tricks the brain and enhances each bite, according to the Huffington Post.
Flavors range from fruity (strawberry, passionfruit, and banana) to spicy (ginger and wasabi) to exotic (truffle, chocolate and smoke).
The four-fork kit is available for preorder and priced at $60.
Check out the video below to see the fork in action.