Today Russ and I snuck churros from Costco. I thought it was a decent sneak since it probably just had fake stuff in the oil it was fried in. How complicated could a churro be? After one bit I TASTED the fake vanilla. Such a different taste from real vanilla. Every breath I took for an hour afterwards tasted like fake vanilla! LOL. I don't know how I used to eat that stuff. It doesn't even taste like food.
I remember when I first tasted sundrops (natural m and m's) and they just didn't taste right. My friend and I were just talking about that. Then, I snuck some m and m's at a party and ALL I could taste was food coloring. I bought sundrops again because I was curious as to their taste and you know what? They tasted great. They tasted like food! Real food! Not chemicals.
Look forward to the day when MSG just tastes too salty, vanillan tastes fake, and red #40 is outright disgusting! It's a great day when you gain your taste buds back.