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Twice today I have eaten chocolate and it tasted like cherry to me. Yet there was no cherry present. Is this a sympton of something?

Asked by ballet1 (4 points ) December 31st, 2012

This happened to me early in the morning (kit/kat chocolate bar) and also at 10:00 pm the same day (chocolate ice cream).

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gondwanalon's avatar

You haven’t been using Zicam nasal spray have you? Zicam can alter and damage smell sensors in the nose. A woman at work has nearly no sense of smell after she used this product (Zicam)

OfAwesome's avatar

Nope happens to me all the time with rootbeer(turns into grape medicine :P) and coke(cherry aftertaste) both if these miss- flavors are my most hated flavors… however nothing questionable or ill.ever happens to me! It can also depend on the temp. Of your tongue(tastebuds) and/or substance being eaten I do believe.

fremen_warrior's avatar

I’d talk to a doctor about it, sounds suspicious to me.

downtide's avatar

Some medications can affect your sense of taste. So can ear/nose/throat infections. I second the suggestion of asking your doctor.

JLeslie's avatar

If it were me I wouldn’t worry yet. Something just might be off today for some reason and be fine tomorrow.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Sometimes manufacturers substitute other fruit juices when reconstituting orange or apple juice from concentrate. Maybe you are getting an aftertaste from your juice.

rojo's avatar

You might want to look at this. Evidently odd tastes can be caused by infections, indigestion and diabetes.

But, as @JLeslie says, I wouldn’t be overly concerned at this point but I would probably experiment over the next few days to see if it is recurring or can be reproduced before seeking medical advice.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Had you brushed your teeth before you ate the chocolate? Toothpaste leaves a lingering sensation that can have weird effects on certain flavors. Have you ever drank orange juice after brushing your teeth? Yuck!!!

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