How do bases taste? Are there exceptions to this typical property?

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Aug 15, 2016

We are long past the stage when a chemist would taste the chemicals that he made...........


But, it is a fact that most of the things that we eat that taste good, i.e. wine, beer, cheese, butter, are all slightly acidic (i.e. their #pH# is slightly below #6#).

The most basic thing that we eat is quite probably egg white, #pH~=8.5#. The soapiness and sliminess of eggwhite are quite typical of a base.