Supertasters experience food differently than non-tasters. Some have compared being a supertaster to tasting in neon - while the less fortunate non-tasters experience food in black and white.
There have been numerous scientific studies examining the impact of supertaster genes on diet and health, but there has yet to be a study examining a supertaster’s affinity for food and how that influences one’s lifestyle. It is my hypothesis that today’s passionate food lovers grew up to appreciate food only because they inherited supertaster genes.
Supertaster Test – a site that offers a test to determine if you are a supertaster – has been kind enough to sponsor a web wide taste test. As a survey population I have chosen food bloggers, perhaps the most passionate food lovers.
The study will examine food bloggers’ propensity for carrying the supertaster gene. In addition, the study will examine variations in sex and ethnicity among food bloggers.
If you are a food blogger and wish to receive a supertaster test kit – please complete this form. The first one-hundred (U.S. Based) food bloggers who sign up will receive a Supertaster Test free of charge. Results of the study will be published here in the coming weeks.