I have seen countless 1.4 tasters proclaim that after a day to a week, they’ve had the strangest love-hate relationship with their new Soylent. Many list complaints initially, only to come back later saying “well, it’s not so bad now that I think of it”.
I have a theory on this.
We often think of our mouth as only providing chewing for digestion and taste for communication, but could there be a third function? Certainly our saliva and various oral enzymes are breaking down and accelerating this whole business of eating, but could they also be relaying messages to the brain and stomach that go beyond the scope of mere taste or texture? Could these messages also contain information about quality, chemical structure and the like? Perhaps these messages are delayed - say a day, or a week - and by the time they reach their destination, you suddenly (or gradually) are programmed to like the product.
Am I reading too much into this?