Whilst tripping on magic mushrooms you may expect to experience a certain amount of audio-visual hallucinations and distortion, however there might be another side of your trip you haven’t thought about, your taste buds. During your trip, the unique flavour and texture of some foods can take your psychedelic buzz to the next level and although everyone has their own personal tastes and pallet, we have some suggestions you might want to try. Just make sure you don’t start eating until your trip has begun!
You know it, we know it, a bacon sandwich is top tier excellence combining it’s rich salty-umami flavour with one of the most satisfying textures known to mankind. Top it off with a bright, tangy sweet and sour chilli sauce and a few pickles for an explosion of tastes and feels in your mouth! Vegetarian bacon is an excellent replacement as long as you can get it crispy.
Passion fruit, Banana and Blueberries
Two very different fruits with two very different effects. Passion fruit is considered the king of fruits for trippers because of its syrup like sweetness with a sour kick, contained in it’s ultra-juicy flesh. Not too mention that visually passion fruit is extraordinary to look at and the translation of those looks to flavours can really trip you out.
Banana on the other hand might not seem an obvious pick to some with its lack of outright juiciness, but it's more mellow tropical flavour comes into its own the longer you eat. Banana can be quite the intense texture journey as the dense fruit turns to mush in your mouth, a unique experience but some may find it too weird.
Providing more than just amazing health benefits with its antioxidants and vitamin content, blueberries also offer one of the more satisfying eating experiences whilst tripping. As the wine-like sweet richness bursts in your mouth when you bite down on each blueberry, the juicy squirt feels incredibly surreal as well as just being down-right tasty.
Similar to the blueberries above but with less of a juicy burst, Boba are shiny little tapioca balls shaped and looking like black pearls in the ocean. Made from Cassava root, Boba are sweet and smooth but it’s main trait is its texture, similar to gummy candy it is an incredibly satisfying mouthfeel, getting more chewier the longer you chill them, it is however somewhat unfortunately compared to the texture of a fish's eyeball, inevitably off-putting some.
Getting into the world of enjoyable mushy foods we have cottage cheese. The creamy, porridge-like cheese with a tangy kick is a favourite amongst many trippers for its fatty unique flavour. But what solidifies cottage cheese as a top contender is its versatility, as it can be enjoyed with fruits like the ones on this list, put on top of toast with a little bit of salt and pepper or even used as a dip.
It might seem boring on first consideration but for similar reasons to cottage cheese, oatmeal is a winning dish for when you’re tripping due to its thick oaty texture which covers the whole mouth. Pretty much anything and everything can go with oatmeal, add some brown sugar and cinnamon for a sweet base or walnuts and crispy bacon for savoury, but the list is endless, we have a great sweet suggestion for you though. Add chopped apple or mango to your oatmeal and sprinkle coconut shavings over the top for the vibrant mix of flavours and textures.
Need I say more, some people get high off this stuff alone it’s that good and it can be enjoyed as easily as dipping a finger into the jar. Smooth, rich and creamy, Nutella will satisfy every living taste bud on your tongue and is an excellent accompaniment to many other foods, try it with your oatmeal!
An experience that can be pretty intense due to its temperature, ice cream; the sweet and creamy treat comes in any and all flavours and colors you could ever want and won't stop short of satisfying you visually and taste-wise. We know it’s a popular choice already but we suggest Ben & Jerry’s chocolate fudge, cookie dough or half-baked varieties, the blend of flavours and textures within is often described as ‘sex’ for your tastebuds whilst tripping.
Experiment and enjoy!
The key here is experimentation, we hope you enjoy some of our suggestions but find your own favorite foods and unique combinations, the weirder the better, so let us know all about how your trip went and what your personal tripping treats are down below.