Healthy Ways to Make Food Taste Better

Set the Table

It may not be what you eat, but what you eat it on. Several separate studies found the color, material, and weight of utensils and serving vessels affected how consumers perceived the taste of their food. One study found participants rated the same yogurt significantly higher when they ate it from a stainless steel spoon rather than a metallic plastic spoon. A similar study found the weight of three otherwise identical bowls affected how participants rated a yogurt in the categories of density, perceived expense and how much they liked it.

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October 3, 2014

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October 3, 2014