But seriously. Maybe you’re coming down with something? The only times that’s ever happened to me are when I’m pregnant (which I know you’re not, being male) or when I was sick–colds, sinus infection as Early Out suggested, etc.
Also, depending on the foods, if they’re processed, pre-made type things, maybe the formula has been changed, or they’ve changed an ingredient, like Coke going from cane sugar to corn syrup, which I know a lot of people can taste.
There seems to be some debate among the learned as to whether the proper spelling is dysgeusia or dysguesia – so you might search on both. The bottom line seems to be that a host of serious and nonserious changes could cause it – medications, gingivitis, hormones, brain tumors. If it’s significant enough that you’ve noticed it, mentioning it to your doctor is probably not a bad idea.
Do you just mean slightly off, or they’ve developed an entirely different taste or subtaste? (Like the nuance is different. I don’t know how to word that.)
I’ve noticed some foods don’t taste the same as I remember them tasting before. Bananas for one. I don’t know if it’s aging, or perhaps the way they’re being harvested/processed. A few friends have said the same thing, but of course, we’re all in the same age group.
Well… um gosh … uhh thanks QTM … for the low tumor odds. :eek:
Seriously thanks to everyone for the input. The main difference is a seeming lack of ummm… a sort of sweetness is the best way to describe it, that was there before, along with a slightly increased harshness in taste. As QTM said it’s probably age as the taste buds wither away to a precious few.