Seriously this doesn’t surprise me, I remember after a few times when I was going out pretty hard core on Saturday nights the next day I’d just have the insane urge and buy a whole cheese cake and basicaly rape that thing.
Well, we certainly wouldn’t be doing our namesake justice if we passed over this story. In addition to the four everyone knows (bitter, sweet, sour, salt) and the fifth most of you know (umami), researchers are suggesting that the human palate can detect fat as a distinct taste.
The research also found that a person’s sensitivity to tasting fat appeared to correlate to weight — essentially, the theory goes, people with lower BMIs have a higher sensitivity to the “fat” taste and tend to eat less of it. (Chef’s hat tip to Mr. Kottke)
The Sixth Taste, amirite?
Somebody do an “I see dead people” catch phrase for this, stat!