Switch games have a foul taste because Nintendo has added "special seasoning"

This past week, responsible adults have been popping Switch game cartridges in their mouths and finding that the flavor is... disgusting. While electronics and other non-edible products like plastics generally don't have a desirable flavor, it appears that Nintendo has actually taken it a step further by "seasoning" their Switch games.

According to the folks at Kotaku, Nintendo has officially responded on why Switch cartridges have a foul taste and it appears that there is a non-toxic coating that's applied to the exterior in order to prevent accidental ingestion.

Nintendo states:

“To avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion, keep the game card away from young children. A bittering agent (Denatonium Benzoate) has also been applied to the game card. This bittering agent is non-toxic.”

As explored earlier in the week, Switch game cartridges are some of the smallest produced and it would make sense for Nintendo to add safeguards, albeit this is a pretty unusual but effective one.

For those interest, the Nintendo Switch is now available for purchase from various retailers, but it might be a bit difficult to find through official sources. The console retails for $299.99.

Source: Kotaku | Image via Polygon

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