We all know we should be eating more vegetables every day, that’s a fact. Well, UK scientists have now invented something we’ve all been dreaming about since the day our parents started force-feeding us brussel sprouts.


It’s called the Taste Buddy and it’s a device that tricks your taste buds into making low-sugar food taste sweeter or saltier. Led by Adrian Cheok at the University of London, it was unveiled at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair and works by emitting a low-level electrical current through a microchip. Experts reckon the little microchip can fit into cutlery, cans and cups ,and a spoon prototype is currently in the works.


Dr Cheok says, “Many children hate the taste of vegetables. I wanted to make a device that could allow children to eat vegetables that taste like chocolate.”

And if you’re a vegetarian and missing the taste of a nice steak, you could start using it on tofu.

“The Taste Buddy could eventually help save lives, by allowing people to switch to healthier food choices,” Dr Cheok adds.

Now excuse us while we imagine eating broccoli that tastes like a Kit Kat.