One of the most interesting things that we’ve recently come across during the recent Panaad Festival is the Miracle berry.
A Miracle berry is a very special fruit that when eaten, temporarily rewires your tastebuds. It makes sour things taste sweet. You can eat kalamansi or lemon juice or anything sour and acidic and it’ll taste like the finest lemonade or wine.
We first came across the Miracle berry while doing some online shopping at think geek. At that time, we simply thought; “Hey it’s just a weird chinese drug.”
A few months later we were talking to our good friend Archie Acuna who casually mentioned he had bought numerous berry plants from the Panaad plant shops. He was so enthusiastic about the berries and their amazing properties that he convinced us to buy a plant for ourselves so we went over to the plant shops during Panaad and bought ourselves some plants
Our plants had three berries growing on them. We chewed two berries.
We passed by a stall selling pineapple on our way back to the car. We bought a bag of pineapple and tasted it.
It was the best pineapple I’ve ever tasted! The juice was like liquid honey flowing down my throat. I couldn’t get enough of it.
The other Bacolod Food Hunters who weren’t able to chew on a berry tasted the pineapple and told us that it was really sour.
I couldn’t believe them! I kept asking for more pineapple and finished the whole bag.
I was able to give the last of my berries to my good friend Chef David Lopez of Txacho. He reported that lemons tasted like lemon drops, vinegar tasted like sweet vinegar and he complained that the berry ruined the taste of his beer!
I’m proud to report that my plant is doing fine and pretty soon there’ll be a lot of miracle berries soon! Its budding already!
Try it for yourself guys. A shrub with the berries costs about 450 pesos while a huge shrub is around 1450 pesos. Those berries cost 1 dollar each on ebay!
We plan to hold a tasting party soon with the berries!
For those not yet convinced, check out this video of a berry tasting party!