Step aside salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami! There’s a (possible) new taste in town and it explains why all you want to eat is tater tots and pasta until you die, a very fat and happy tater tot pasta person.
A new study out of Oregon State University in Corvallis suggests that “starchy” might be the sixth flavor, and a highly addictive one at that. (Actually, I added that last part about highly addictive, but hey! You know it’s true! You don’t need science to tell you something that you know in your heart.)