I’d love it if some people could experiment a bit and report their findings, to see if they match mine.
If any of you are wine enthusiasts (I am not but have a friend who is, so am familiar with this phenomenon) then you know that the shape of the glass itself can drastically alter the taste of what’s in it, even for example with water. This is due to the way the liquid will hit your tongue, triggering different tastebud responses, etc.
So I was asked the other day by a forum member if the shape of the glass might affect the taste, and I said I didn’t know. But I remembered how much sweeter Soylent seemed to me after my first few days. Then I realized that was when I got my new Contigo insulated bottle, and began drinking exclusively from it.
This morning my Contigo was in the sink so I used a normal drinking glass. Holy cow, the difference!! It was still tasty, but totally different. Not nearly as sweet, and much more I guess what I would call “refreshing”. Like the difference between a cool glass of water and a cream soda.
I’m considering trying other containers I have around the house now to see what it does to the taste. Anyone else want to try?