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

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 - Page 10

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)