Aromatic Forks Let You Mix Random Smells With Your Food

Do you ever take a bite of steak and wish it tasted a little more like chocolate? Well, wish no more, brave foodie. The Aromafork will make your dreams come true. Designed by the molecular gastronomy outfit Molecule-R, this smelly piece of flatware does exactly what you'd imagine something called "The Aromafork" would do. It stinks.

There's a little slot on the back for holding "diffusing papers" that you can drop an aromatic essence onto; then, when you take a bite, you also get a whiff of fragrance. The starter kit comes with 21 different aromas, from chocolate to wasabi to truffle to mint.

Aromatic Forks Let You Mix Random Smells With Your Food

It sounds a little gimmicky, but that's kind of the point of molecular gastronomy, right?

After all, traditional methods of cooking and eating offer a limited range of experiences. Once you've tried everything, you have to think out of the box to make it exciting. And, for $60, the Aroma R-Evolution kit—which includes four Aromaforks, 21 aromas, 4 droppers, 50 diffusing papers, and something called a "multi-sensory evening program"—sure is cheaper than the tasting menu at WD-50.

Then, when you're ready, you can upgrade to Aromaspoons for another $25. [FastCo.Design]

Aromatic Forks Let You Mix Random Smells With Your Food