Inconspicuous measuring tool Mr. Sam helps you taste beyond your salty prejudices

Cooking from scratch is nearly always preferable to reheating something packaged or frozen – but while the latter convenience foods may be able to tell you their sugar, salt and fat content, a high tolerance for those guilty pleasures could cause you to unknowingly make something of an Epic Meal Time in your own kitchen. But in the future designs of the Connected Home, people will be able to gather more dynamic information on their food than ever before.

A smart silicon-covered spoon called Mr. Sam, devised by Korean designer and student at Samsung Art and Design Institute Joongu Kim, hopes to provide one component of such a system, providing continuous feedback on salt content that individual tastes sometimes can’t determine.

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