Everyone I’ve spoken to has agreed that last week’s Modern Family season premiere was something of a disappointment. In fact, just about the only thing noteworthy from the episode was an amusing sequence involving Manny’s friend recommending adding a pinch of salt to his glass of chocolate milk. This eventually led to a scene with Sofia Vergara trying the trick out herself and confessing to us that it was “delicious.” Clearly this was something I had to try. I mean, really: a chocolate milk taste test? This was hardly an opportunity I’d pass up.
Results after the jump…
Here we have our two samples, both with the same amount of chocolate syrup (I unscientifically squeezed to a three-count for each). The left cup is the control. The right cup has a pinch of salt.
I take a sip from the left. It’s chocolatey and milky — the two things I look for in chocolate milk. I’m quite happy with it.
I then sip from the saltier cup. I must admit that I can taste a difference and that it is quite lovely. The flavor certainly does “pop” more.
I then taste back and forth until I deplete my sample. A successful testing indeed.
The salt definitely does sharpen the flavor; however, as I reached the bottom of the glass, I did notice the annoying “V8 Effect,” wherein you manage to get thirstier the more you drink. Not always a wonderful attribute. Secondly, while the flavor bump is nice, it’s not so explosively wonderful that I now must add salt to any chocolate beverage. In fact, unnecessary sodium intake is not such a wonderful thing health-wise (not that I’ve been one to shun such things). Therefore, I must conclude that while adding the salt does improve the flavor, it’s not something that I plan to do habitually.
Did anyone else try this? What did you think?