The practical implications of this experiment were made real when people were given a flan and then jammed full of, you guessed it, beautiful ham stink. The ham smell made the flan taste saltier than it really was, proving that this bizarre idea could actually work and also that flan could be edible. This means companies can use the device to isolate the specific smells they want to add to food, which has the potential to greatly alter the way healthy food is presented. So instead of offering some bullshit low-fat version of a Pizza Pop, they can just make an apple taste like a Pizza Pop, the way God intended.
Smell isn't the only trick up the long white sleeve of science, either. Professor and somewhat mad scientist Adrian David Cheok from City University of London invented a little device he called Taste Buddy. The incredibly impractical device clips onto your tongue (For now, anyway. They're trying to put it into utensils) and sends an electrical signal to your taste buds that is capable of tricking them into thinking you're tasting salty, sweet, sour, bitter, or a combination of flavors to mimic foods like chocolate, for instance. If we must use technology to fool ourselves into eating the food that will keep us alive, fine. It'll be like a little Matrix for our mouths.