They carry around clipboards. They make comments such as “I could see it in a sports drink, or maybe water, flavored water.” Though the real magic happens when the camera zooms in on a crazy little contraption they use to extract the flavor molecules from the fruit on a tree. Then they’ll take those natural molecules back to the lab and replicate a taste that tastes like the fruit with man-made chemicals. Yup, you heard right, a taste that mimics nature, coming to a supermarket near you.
I used my Black Friday Super-Charged Power Tool Blender to make my first Smoothie in months this morning; Smoothie #1 didn’t exactly turn out quite as well as I had anticipated, but I blame that entirely on poor advance planning (primarily the fact that I was absolutely terrified to use bananas that were two weeks old). As usual, I’m not without a few comments about my first Smoothie-making experience in months. And, as usual, I am happy to share my observations and thoughts on the blender, the smoothie, and my final consensus with anyone who has the patience to read 400 words in a single sitting. (I believe the average American’s reading span is somewhere around 50 words.)