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Hot chocolate tastes better in orange cup
熱巧克力放橘色杯子喝起來較可口

A Starbucks coffee worker, left, hands out hot chocolate to people in London’s Oxford Street in the UK on Dec. 5 last year.
一位星巴克員工去年十二月五日在英國倫敦的牛津街上,請逛街民眾試喝熱巧克力。

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照片:歐新社

European scientists say they have found further evidence that how you serve food and drink matters hugely in the perception of taste.

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Oxford recruited 57 volunteers and asked them to taste hot chocolate served in plastic cups with four different colors — white, cream, red and orange with white on the inside.

The chocolate was the same in all the samples, but the volunteers found that the flavor was better when the drink was served in the orange or cream-colored cups.

“The color of the container where food and drink are served can enhance some attributes like taste and aroma,” Betina Piqueras-Fiszman of the Polytechnic University of Valencia said in a press release.

(Liberty Times)

歐洲科學家說,他們已經發現更多證據,證明供應食物與飲料的方式,能對味覺感知具有如何重要的影響。

瓦倫西亞理工大學與牛津大學的研究人員,招募五十七名志願者,請他們品嘗放在四種不同顏色的塑膠杯中的熱巧克力,包括白色、奶油色、紅色與橘色白邊四種杯子。

所有樣本中的巧克力都一樣,但志願者發現,飲料放在橘色或奶油色杯子裡,嚐起來味道比較好。

瓦倫西亞理工大學的畢提那‧皮桂拉斯費茲曼在新聞稿中說:「盛裝食物與飲料的容器顏色,可增加一些特性,像是味道與香氣等。」

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. serve v.

供應 (gong1 ying4)

例: Breakfast is served in the restaurant between 7am and 9am.

(餐廳在早上七點到九點間供應早餐。)

2. perception n.

看法;觀感 (kan4 fa3; guan1 gan3)

例: We have to change the public’s perception that money is being wasted.

(我們必須改變民眾認為錢都被浪費的觀感。)

3. attribute n.

特性;特質 (te4 xing4; te4 zhi2)

例: Good organizational skills are an essential attribute for a good manager.

(組織能力是好經理人的重要特質。)


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