Interesting Food # 46 - Chips

Scientists at Leeds University have isolated the tempting smell of chips.

(Using a process known as gas chromatography mass spectrometry to isolate some 46 different compounds they then asked people to describe what they smelt like. Some of the smells they identified included butterscotch, cocoa, onion, flowers, cheese, and, believe it or not, ironing boards. It sounds like they asked Jilly Goolden to take part.)


  1. Anonymous11:43 am


  2. Well. They think they know what makes chips (that's French Fries to a non Brit) smell so tasty.


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