I enjoy string cheese, and there's definite tactile enjoyment in pulling it apart into thin strands and then eating them. I've found, however, that the taste when I pull it apart is clearly different from the taste when I just bite off a hunk; the thin strands taste saltier than the bulk cheese, which in contrast is somewhat bland.

Why is there a difference in flavor when the basic material is exactly the same?


All your doing by seperating it into strands is exposing more surface area. So when you put it in your mouth you experience a sudden "big" taste sensation. If you chew it your exposure to the taste doesn't come in such a big "rush".

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