Do you ever take a bite of steak and wish it tasted a little more like chocolate? Well, wish no more, brave foodie. The Aromafork will make your dreams come true. Designed by the molecular gastronomy outfit Molecule-R, this smelly piece of flatware does exactly what you’d imagine something called “The Aromafork” would do. It stinks.
There’s a little slot on the back for holding “diffusing papers” that you can drop an aromatic essence onto; then, when you take a bite, you also get a whiff of fragrance. The starter kit comes with 21 different aromas, from chocolate to wasabi to truffle to mint.
It sounds a little gimmicky, but that’s kind of the point of molecular gastronomy, right?
After all, traditional methods of cooking and eating offer a limited range of experiences. Once you’ve tried everything, you have to think out of the box to make it exciting. And, for $US60, the Aroma R-Evolution kit — which includes four Aromaforks, 21 aromas, 4 droppers, 50 diffusing papers, and something called a “multi-sensory evening program” — sure is cheaper than the tasting menu at WD-50.