TikTokusers are eating burnt oranges to bring back their tasteand smellpost-COVID.
- The remedy involves charring an orange over an open flame and eating the fruit hot with brown sugar.
- Doctors say this hack is not backed up by science, but scent training could help.
Loss of taste and smell is a common symptom of COVID-19, and for some people, these sensory problems can persist for months.
Some TikTokers who have temporarily lost their sense of taste and smell to the virus have made the most of it, filming taste tests and chugging alcohol (which still burns, apparently).
Others have tried to get their senses back, and one supposed fix involving a burnt orange and brown sugar has gone viral.
In a clip that had more than two million views at the time of publication, chelsiehill_ charred a whole orange on a gas stove burner,…