begin, with a spin, traveling in the world of my creation... what
we'll see will defy explanation."
to "Pure Imagination," a song from the movie Willy
Wonka And The Chocolate Factory may
be the inspiration for a team of scientists at the
Institute of Food Research in Norwich. It is possible that in
the very near future, the three course-meal that the character Violet
Beauregarde enjoyed in the movie might be made available to
everyone.A medical advancement originally developed to
release drugs into the body at different times could
soon be offered up as a re-imagined three-course-meal. The
researchers are using the technology to create a new type of gum
that changes flavor as a person chews it. Their
development allows for different flavors to be held inside
microscopic capsules. A special time-release formula means
that various flavors can be enjoyed at separate times,
with different courses each enclosed in different capsules."Tiny
nanostructures within the gum would contain each of the different
flavors. These would be broken up and released upon contact with
saliva or after a certain amount of chewing – providing a
sequential taste explosion as you chew harder," said
Professor Dave Hart, a food scientist at the Institute.
molecules are secured
inside of the capsules and encased in an oily shell
before they can be absorbed into the food ingredients."Wonka's
fantasy concoction has been nothing but a dream for millions of kids
across the world. But science and technology is changing the future
of food, and these nanoparticles
may hold the answer to creating a three course gourmet gum,
" said Hart.The process was originally pioneered
by Professor Tony Dinsmore, from the department of physics at the
University of Massachusetts.
quote: Wonka's fantasy concoction has been nothing but a dream for millions of kids across the world.
quote: Wonka's fantasy concoction has been nothing but a dream for millions of kids across the world...
quote: I miss the days when Pamela Anderson used to be hot :(
quote: everlasting gobstopper