The berry originates in West Africa, where it's been used for hundreds of years to make food taste better. Its flavor-changing abilities come from the berry's miraculin, "a rogue glycoprotein that tricks the tongue's tastebud receptors into believing a sour food is actually sweet" (The Guardian).
People host "flavor tripping parties" where the guests take miracle berries and try out a variety of foods. Many participants report that the berries make lemons taste like lemonade, and Guinness taste like chocolate milk.
Business Insider hosted their own flavor tripping party, where brave participants even took shots of vinegar. They claimed that it "almost tasted like apple juice."
9. A Phenomenon
In capsule form, the effects last for about twenty minutes. The actual berry, however, will have your taste buds tripping for an hour. Check out a video of the berry in action above, compliments of the New York Times. And if you want to try the Mberry for yourself, start by clicking here.