Molecular gastronomy suppliers Molecule R have introduced the AromaFork and the AromaSpoon. Seriously.
The AROMAFORK™ and its set of 21 aromas offers a fascinating olfactive experience that will trick you mind and might even forever change the way you perceive flavors!
Syllabus: Our taste buds can only recognize 5 primary tastes while your nose is capable of distinguishing the subtle flavors of food as aromas reach the back of your palette upon expiration. The AROMAFORK™ provides a flow of aromas upon inhalation, therefore doubling the flavors your brain can analyse!
The AromaFork kit includes 4 AromaForks, 4 droppers, 50 diffusing papers, and 21 aromas (3 "Beans" aromas - chocolate, coffee, and vanilla; 4 "Fruits" aromas - banana, lychee, passion fruit and strawberry; 3 "Herbs" aromas - basil, cilantro and mint; 3 "Nuts" aromas - almond, coconut and peanut; 4 "Spices" aromas - cinnamon, ginger, jalapeño and wasabi; and 4 "Umami" aromas - butter, olive oil, smoke and truffle.) It is $58.95 and will ship this summer.
The AromaSpoon kit comes with a serving plate, 3 AromaSpoons, droppers and diffusing papers, but no aromas. It is $24.95, and will also ship this summer.
You can order either kit at Molecule R in Canada.
(via molecule-r, found via @CPLAromas at Twitter)