BevLab was soo much fun! We did at least four different experiments (depending on how you count).
- drinking a cloud, basically: add some essential oils to water, then use one of those ultrasonic humidifier gadgets to make flavoured “cloud”. It’s amazing how strong the flavor can be!
- liquid nitrogen cooled salsa and guac. We squeezed syringes of salsa and guac into a pool of liquid nitrogen, freezing drops of it very quickly. Then we eat those frozen drops on scoop chips. Very cold, but fun!
- frozen sphere of fruit juice, we used syringes again to remove the unfrozen fluid in the center, then added our own back, giving a two-flavor mix
- make our own soda. Combine up to 12 different flavors into a 300ml beverage, carbonate it, then pour into soda bottle and cap. I made a blackberry / lemonade / hot pepper soda, it had a real zing 🙂
There was also a super cool demo of a beverage mixing robot that used twitter feeds (e.g. #food) to decide on the ratio of the ingredients. Taste data indeed!
Check out my complete flickr set of photos of the event.
I originally got tickets via the design offsite indiegogo. I hope a lot more things like this come to Toronto!