Matt Case - June 5th, 2024 - 8:16am PDT 

    Japanese Company Kirin Holdings Launches Taste-Enhancing Elecispoon

    TOKYO  — Kirin Holdings, a leading Japanese tech company, has officially launched its innovative taste-enhancing spoon, Elecispoon, designed to improve the perception of saltiness in food and enhance overall taste.

    Kirin’s taste-enhancing technology was first covered a couple of years ago when the company collaborated with scientists at Meiji University to develop smart kitchenware that uses electricity to make food taste saltier and more flavorful. At that time, prototypes included both a smart spoon and bowl, which could increase the perceived saltiness of food by about 1.5 times. However, only the spoon has reached the commercial market.

    The newly launched Elecispoon aims to improve health by helping people reduce their salt intake without compromising on flavor. By electrically stimulating taste buds, the Elecispoon enhances the salty taste of food, making it an appealing tool for those looking to maintain a healthier diet.

    Kirin Technology’s Elecispoon marks a significant step in the development of smart kitchen gadgets designed to enhance culinary experiences while promoting better health practices.