Almost everyone at one time in their life has wondered the taste of human flesh. A British reporter went so far as to get a surgery to get the answer.
The reporter Greg Foot got a surgery to get a piece of his flesh to taste. He had a thigh muscle removed by a doctor using biopsy tools.
Even though Greg Foot wanted to know the taste of human flesh, he could not do it directly because it is illegal to consume human flesh in the UK. So rather that eating it, the meat went to a lab where the taste of it was determined.
Scientists cooked the flesh and analysed it’s aromatic profile. This included the smell of the flesh because 80 percent of tasting experience is made of the smell of what we eat.
Greg Foot smelled his flesh and said it was “quite nice” and “really meaty”.
Later on a synthetic burger was made using animal meat which matched the aromatic profile of Greg Foot’s thigh muscle. Because he really wanted to know the taste of human flesh, he ate the burger which was scientifically identical to his own flesh. His comment on the burger was:
“It’s good! It’s really beefy, a bit lamb-y — I think that’s going to be the closest I’m ever going to get to tasting human, but I’ll tell you what: It’s pretty good.”
This experiment was made as a part of an episode of Brit Lab in case you thought this was a case of “crazy man who ate himself”. A completely scientific and legal experiment… I just seems a bit mad that a man would undergo a real surgery to get to the answer to this question though.
Anyway the answer to what human flesh tastes like is; like a combination of red meats like veal, lamb, and pork…