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Dec 28, 2015

Methyl anthranilate is the chemical compound responsible for artificial grape flavor and...the "sweet" smell of decaying flesh?

7 Comments
  • a year and a half ago
    Adam Oles
    It is hard to believe that rotting flesh smelling sweet like grapes. If you have ever smelled a dead animal that has been on the side of the rode, it doesn't smell very sweet. I honestly don't think very many of the artificial flavors taste anything like what they are mirrored from. The one I hate the most is watermelon... Thanks for the info on Methyl anthranilate. MCC CHEM 1010
  • a year and a half ago
    Neil Lawrence
    Grape flavor can be synthesized or naturally occurring. MCC CHEM 1010
  • a year and a half ago
    Dav
    I liked the first episode. Good job!
    Looking forward for more. =)
  • a year and a half ago
    Amanda Rutherford
    As I was listening to this, I couldn't help but think of taking Dimetapp as a kid to get rid of colds, but then also about Bubbalicious grape gum. By the time the podcast was done I could almost taste the grape! There was also produce that came out a few years ago called a Grapple (Grape-ple) that looked like an apple, but tasted like the sickly sweet grape taste. Not very appealing, I might add. I have never heard this podcast before, but was recommended by my professor of MCC Chem 1010. Great information! Thank you!
  • a year and a half ago
    Neil Lawrence
    Flavor Chemistry is cool. MCC CHEM 1010
  • a year and a half ago
    Neil Lawrence
    Flavor Chemistry is Cool. MCC Chem 1010
  • a year and a half ago
    drake
    You used to turn me to a sulfone, late stage when you need me gone. Turn me to a sulfone, late stage when you need me gone... and I know that when I leave, I will be alkene.