This Surprising Trick Will Make Chocolate Taste Even Better

Who doesn't love chocolate? Not that many people, actually, since it is the most popular sweet treat in the world, according to Live Science. In fact, "people around the world consume more than 3 million tons" in a single year. It is no wonder people may want to know ways to get an even more rich flavor.

The glorious creation of chocolate was discovered 4,000 years ago in Mesoamerica, modern-day Mexico, back in 450 BC. This is where the very first cacao plants were found (via Magnum). The rich and decadent chocolate flavor became so popular it was even used as a form of currency. 

Chocolate reigns supreme in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Brazil, as they account for 79% of cacao production (via Live Science). One bite of chocolate will make you feel good and even support your heart and brain. Following this quick and easy trick will enhance the smooth, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth flavor.

It's all about the smell

Smelling food is one of the best ways to make you hungry and even more excited to eat, so it may seem a bit funky to plug your nose before eating something. However, doing that exact thing will leave you and your mouth both in shock. The Kitchn says this trick works best for enhancing the chocolate flavor so many people crave.

Taste and smell go hand-in-hand. Salon says this is an experiment to help you appreciate in full just how special the flavor really is. The "pinch-nose test" will let you still taste just how sweet chocolate is, but once you let go, the entire delicious flavor will head to your brain, flooding it with smell.

So, do you want to give it a try? Simply pinch your nose and place a piece in your mouth. You will get subtle flavor hints, but that is all. Then let go and breathe out and the air will leave your mouth and go straight to your nose. Your love for chocolate will only grow tenfold. But don't just stop there, do it with any other food or sweet treat.