I once visited a plant in Jersey that manufactured flavorings of all kind. I went with a Chefs Association and we all sat down in a room with 100s of small bottles on shelves in front of us. The chemist asked each one of us what we would like to taste.
I laughed and said A Big Mac, Sure enough he looks at a list of numbers and grabbed a corosponding bottle, opened it and put a drop on a small plastic spoon , told me close my eyes and tast it. It tasted like I was eating a Big Mac, special sauce and all.
He then asked another chef and he said choco milk, another bottle and bingo choco milk . We all left the place in awe and began to think to ourselves this is the future. Who Needs Us ?