The Scientific Reason That Chocolate Feels So Good In Your Mouth
Chocolate doesn't just taste good, it literally feels good in your mouth. Smooth, velvety goodness with a possible kick of caffeine is great when you need a little pick-me-up at ANY time of the day.
Have you ever wondered why eating it feels so good?
A group of researchers from the University of Leeds in the U.K. has been looking into why having a mouthful of chocolate is so satisfying. And it turns out... it all comes down to the perfect amount of one single ingredient.
Fat plays a key role immediately when the chocolate hits the tongue, as the outermost layers break down in our mouth as we chew. You could say it melts in your mouth quite literally.
According to the study...
During the moments it is in the mouth, the chocolate sensation arises from the way the chocolate is lubricated, either from ingredients in the chocolate itself or from saliva or a combination of the two.
The researchers explain that when the chocolate bites hit the tongue, it releases a “fatty film”, creating that irresistibly smooth sensation. Regardless of the amount of fat in the chocolate, the “fat layer” needs to be on the outside to create that lovely mouthfeel. Or mouthful.
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