You Trippin?

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#flavortrippingnyc

Imagine you enter a bar and walk to the back of the room where you approach a dark corner. Someone is waiting there and hands you a drink ticket and two red pills. They tell you to pop one into your mouth, let it dissolve, and you’ll start tripping within the next few minutes.

Sounds like something illegal? Not even close. You’re just one of the 150 attendees at the Flavor Tripping Party hosted by Eventurously and Fiestah.

This centuries-old concept is the consumption of a miracle fruit that leaves a flavor-distorting effect on your tongue, dulling your sour taste bud receptors, ultimately making tangy things (e.g. lemons, grapefruits, vinegar) taste amazingly delicious. These miracle berries are incidentally not a drug at all but are rather perfectly legal fruits.

We were beyond intrigued, and had to try it out for ourselves. We joined forces with Fiestah to find the flavor tripping tablets (thanks Mberry!), a venue, food, and attendees to come and give their taste buds a trip of a lifetime. At 6pm, people were at The Village Pourhouse ready to partake in this unique experience and we immediately began handing out these little red pills.

Once the tablets had dissolved on their tongues and they officially started tripping, we encouraged attendees to walk along the food tables and start taste testing. We offered a variety of foods ranging from bleu cheese, lemons and limes, and salt and vinegar chips, to hot sauce, carrots and vinegar. Each food had a voting sheet near to share individual thoughts on the new flavor tripping taste. You trippin? Or does it taste the same?

In one corner, Beanie Lau threw her head back to take a shot of hot sauce. “Wow, I usually can’t do this with hot sauce!” she exclaimed with a confused look on her face as she tried to understand the new taste in her mouth.

Across the the room, Andrew Herzog exclaimed, “WOW. That’s the sweetest citrus fruit ever. That’s amazing!” as he happily chewed on a lemon wedge. “Wait until you try the lime,” someone shouted from the other side of the table.

“These lemons taste like a pixie stick! Woah…” Kristina Vanni, a food blogger for Better Recipes posted on Instagram. Read more about her flavor tripping experience here.

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People were tripping all around us, and it was awesome! At the end of the night, the attendees votes were heard: limes, lemons and grapefruits tasted drastically different (like sugar coated candy), vinegar tasted like sweet wine, and carrots and bleu cheese tasted the same (wamp wamp).

We wanted to officially thank everyone for trippin’ with Eventurously and Fiestah on a random Wednesday night. Check out more photos from the night here. We’ll be hosting a Flavor Tripping Party 2.0 in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned for a bigger and better tripping opportunity…

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!

Today is National Tortilla Chip Day, so in order to properly celebrate this holy holiday, let us tell you about our journey to finding the best tortilla chip.

The Quest For The Best Tortilla Chip (as told by Amanda Drewek)

What is the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the words “tortilla chip”? You are probably picturing yourself staring at a bowl of these chips wondering how to use that chip to get the most dip into your mouth, right?  Have you ever thought about the best tortilla chip to make that happen? I obviously have. Naturally, I first thought Tostitos Scoops.

It was a Sunday night around 8PM as I pulled out some Scoops and fresh salsa. On my first bite, I had the most dip any girl in her mid-20s could dream of on one scoop. As the glorious chip approached my mouth, sadness mixed with frustration kicked in as I realized I couldn’t fit the whole scoop in my mouth. Was I supposed to break the scoop in half? Was I supposed to use less dip?

This was when I realized that my relationship with Tostitos Scoops had to end. The next day, I was off to the grocery store. This search for the best tortilla chip quickly turned into something worse than searching for your soulmate on Tinder. I was on a mission, and there was nothing getting in my way.

After hours of taste testing and interviewing, with a couple of breaks of watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians, I realized it wasn’t the Tostitos brand that I had a problem with, it was Tostitos Scoops!! There was no reason to completely cut ties with the entire family.

I was proud to finally present the Best Tortilla Chip Award to…drumroll please…Tostitos STRIPS. The long strips allowed me to maximize the amount of dip on my chip, and less on my fingers,  easily letting me scoop the last delicious bites of the dip from the bowl. Tostitos Strips FOR THE WIN.

Your Living Eventurously’s Takeaway

If you’re looking to maximize your chip dipping experience to its full potential, our internal Tortilla expert Amanda suggests you go with Tostitos Strips to make this happen.

More tortilla chip questions? Contact Amanda at amanda@eventurously.com.

Now stop reading this and go grab some Tortilla chips to celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day!