Have you ever eaten at a restaurant that is super loud and the whole experience left a bad taste in your mouth ... literally? It’s not surprising. A study out of Flinders University in Australia found that loud and unpleasant noises like road traffic, kitchen noise and loud music can make food taste bad. Even at low levels certain unpleasant sounds like busy traffic, trucks and honking can affect our enjoyment of food -- and the louder those noises get the worse it affects our taste.
Even loud music impacts our taste buds. Music played at 40 decibels or higher flat-out ruins most meals. But soothing music -- at 30 decibels or lower - can actually improve the dining experience and the impression of the meal by 60%. (Daily Motion)