Adrian Wellock lost his sense of taste. After suffering a cold, he started getting a metallic taste in his mouth, which took his palate with it.
These days, he only eats foods that are simple to chew and adds spice and herbs to ratchet up the smell. Find out what it’s like when everything, actually tastes like nothing.
However, there are instances when a person’s ability to taste food is compromised whilst their sense of smell is unaffected.
For example, loss of the sense of taste (ageusia) means that the ability to detect the basic tastes, sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami, is lost, but the sense of smell is unaffected.