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Author Topic: What does Cyanide taste like?  (Read 719 times)

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What does Cyanide taste like?
« on: 08 November, 2017, 12:20:33 PM »

For obvious reasons this is not something I want to try to find out myself - but, as an avid reader of crime books I often wonder why (when a victim gets tricked into consuming Cyanide) they don't smell a rat or at least taste one and get fore-warned that Cyanide is being forced onto them?

Has Cyanide got a strong taste? Is one sniff enough to make you refuse to imbibe it? Is one sip enough to warn you that Cyanide is in your cuppa? How much (or how little) Cyanide can you ingest before realising you've been hit with Cyanide and still live?
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Re: What does Cyanide taste like?
« Reply #1 on: 14 November, 2017, 10:52:36 PM »
It tastes of almonds. 
Or, at least, potassium cyanide (which is the form most commonly used by poisoners) does.

One means of administering it unnoticed is to put it into biscuits which already have an almond flavour.

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Re: What does Cyanide taste like?
« Reply #2 on: 17 November, 2017, 08:48:19 AM »
It tastes of almonds. 
Or, at least, potassium cyanide (which is the form most commonly used by poisoners) does.

One means of administering it unnoticed is to put it into biscuits which already have an almond flavour.

Holy Wimbledon Poisoners, Anon!   Your answer puts me at the top of the risk list!  I am mad about almonds...toasted almonds, almond marzipan, almond liqueur...anything almondy at all (except cyanide cookies of course).

Fortunately for me Mrs P-K absolutely hates baking cakes and biscuits. Phew that wor that close!

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