November 24, 2014

Sharing a piece of chocolate cake

New research suggests that food tastes better when it's shared. Credit: Lars Ploughmann / Flickr Creative Commons

Just like a holiday meal or a good movie, chocolate is better when shared, according to a new study from Yale.

Researchers recently found that people reported enjoying chocolate more when someone else was sitting beside them and eating – even if the subjects weren't allowed to talk. The same was true for negative taste experiences. When the sweet chocolate was swapped with a bitter sample, subjects with company gave their treats a worse review than subjects sitting alone.
 
Let this serve as some food for thought for the holidays. Maybe the reason the Thanksgiving turkey tastes bad this year is because you’re seated a little too close to creepy Uncle Larry at the table.
 
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