For a while now, I’ve been obsessed with the fifth taste bud, the elusive and mysterious Umami. Some refer to it simply as “savoriness.” In Japanese it translates to “deliciousness.” But what is it exactly? It’s hard to say. This Taste No. 5 Umami Paste allows you to experience the magical deliciousness of the fifth taste with the squeeze of a tube. The special blend is a mixture of tomato, garlic, anchovy paste, black olives, balsamic vinegar, porcini mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and just a touch of sugar and salt. So many amazing flavors all at once! You can smear it, or mix it, or eat it straight out of the tube. This may be the best thing to happen to me since green Tabasco sauce.