An Inventive Fork That Safely Changes the Taste and Texture of Food With the Salty Flavor of Electricity

In the latest episode of Food Hacking, host Simon Klose sits down to lunch with Hiromi Nakamura, a student at Meji University in Tokyo, who came upon the idea of “electric taste” while researching tongue controlled computers. She then created a low-current electric fork which safely changes the taste and texture of food with the salty, carbonated “flavor of electricity” upon the tongue.

Simon visits the inventor Hiromi Nakamura, who is researching the concept of “electric taste.” Hiromi has developed a fork and cup that zap your taste buds with electrical currents to make food taste saltier. We wanted to experience the shock ourselves.