In case you didn’t notice, eating oranges in the shower is a thing…and we’re trying to figure out why.
It all began in 2016 when someone posted in Reddit that eating an orange in the shower “is the best feel-good thing you can ever experience.” We’ll take their word for it, but still not quite sure why. Is there any science behind it? Any at all?
Johan Lundstrom of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia took a stab at it. Johan’s take: “The only thing I can think of is that the heat makes the orange odors more volatile and this, merged with the increase in mucosa humidity, makes the orange odor smell more in the mouth.”
Jack & Carolyn talked about this on the Morning Breeze. Listen here: