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What Does Acid Taste Like

What Does Acid Taste Like?

Giordano Novak

Giordano Novak

Medically reviewed by Giordano Novak, University of São Paulo on April 3rd 2022

Key Takeaways:

  • LSD is a synthetic psychedelic drug that alters the perception of reality.
  • Acid doesn’t have a taste.  It should just taste like its carrier medium.
  • The taste of acid can also vary depending on a few factors.


Have you ever wondered what acid tastes like? You probably have, especially if you want to use hallucinogenic drugs. Well, I wonder no more as we dive into what acid tastes like and how it affects your taste buds.

Generally, acid is tasteless. However, the taste of acid can vary depending on what product is being used.  Liquid LSD may taste slightly of alcohol. Blotters may have a slight taste due to the paper.  

This article will explore what acid tastes like, how it affects your taste buds, and why its flavor can vary. Keep reading to find out more about this mind-altering drug.


Explanation Of What LSD Is

LSD, short for lysergic acid diethylamide, is a powerful hallucinogenic drug that ALTERS your perceptions and causes feelings of euphoria.

It was first synthesized in 1938 by Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman, who discovered its psychedelic properties in 1943 [1]. Its effects last up to twelve hours and produce visual, auditory, and sensory distortions.

Its psychedelic effects often include altered visual perception, synesthesia (hearing colours, seeing sounds, etc.), INCREASED creativity, and a distorted sense of space and time.

LSD has been used medically to treat psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety, but it is now mainly used RECREATIONALLY as an alternative to traditional drugs.


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Acid Taste And Smell

The taste and smell of acid can vary depending on several factors. Sometimes people describe the taste of acid as slightly SOUR with a musty flavor similar to mushrooms. It may have a slight aftertaste that can linger in your mouth for a while.

The taste and smell of it are usually STRONGEST when you take liquid LSD, due to the solvent used to dilute the LSD crystals into a liquid form. Additionally, the taste can vary depending on a few things, such as:

The Type Of Acid 

Different types of acid can have slightly DIFFERENT tastes. For example, LSD-25 should be tasteless, while 1P-LSD has been said to taste bitter.

The Form Of Acid

Acid can come in colorless liquid form, or soaked into a medium such as blotter paper  or pill/capsule form etc. The taste of liquid LSD is usually much more POTENT than when it is taken as a pill or capsule. LSD tabs are usually quite small and can be easily swallowed without tasting.

The Quality Of Acid

The purity of the acid can also affect its taste. Lower-grade acids may have an UNPLEASANT aftertaste, while high-quality acids are often described as having flavourless [2].

How Long Has The Drug Been Stored

The age of the acid can also influence its taste. An acid that has been stored for a long time may have an UNPLEASANT aftertaste, while fresher acid will usually be more pleasant to consume.

If It Was Cut With Another Substance 

Some people may cut their acid with other substances, such as sugar or caffeine, which can ALTER the taste of the drug. It can also be mixed with other drugs to create new flavors and effects.

Your Individual Taste Buds

Finally, everyone’s tongue and taste buds are different and can affect the way acid tastes. Some people may find the acid taste MORE sour or salty than others.


Pro Tip: Try to get a sample of acid from a trusted source if possible, as you can be sure of the quality and purity.


How To Mask The Taste Of Acid

If you don’t enjoy the taste of acid, there are ways to mask it and make it more palatable. Here are some tips for making the taste of acid more tolerable:

Mix Acid With A Sweet Drink

Mixing the acid with a sweet drink, such as juice or soda, can help to mask the taste. Just ensure you don’t use an ACIDIC drink, such as lemonade, which could make the taste even more unpleasant.

Add A Sweetener

Adding a sweetener, such as sugar or honey, can help to make the acid more palatable. However, it’s important to be MINDFUL of your sugar intake and not add too much.

Chew Gum

Chewing gum while taking acid can help MASK the taste and keep your mouth busy and distracted from the taste.

Take It With Food

Taking acid with food can help mask the taste and make it easier for your body to ABSORB the drug. However, be mindful of what type of food you consume with acid, as some foods may CAUSE unpleasant reactions in combination with the drug.

Use Flavor Enhancers

Using flavor enhancers, such as mints or cinnamon sticks, can help to mask the taste and make the experience more ENJOYABLE.

Try Capsules Or Pills

If you don’t like the taste of acid, consider taking LSD in pill or capsule form instead of liquid acid. These are usually much EASIER to swallow and can help mask the taste.

Drink Plenty Of Water

Drinking plenty of water before, during, and after taking acid can help to prevent dehydration and flush the drug out of your system more quickly. It can also help REDUCE any unpleasant aftertaste.


Pro Tip: Taking acid with a chaser of orange juice can help to balance out the bitter taste.


Best Place to Buy LSD Online in Canada

If you’re looking for a reliable source of LSD in Canada, there are many online vendors offering high-quality products.

When choosing an online vendor, make sure to do your RESEARCH and look for customer reviews to ensure that it is safe and pure LSD. You may also want to check the vendor’s policies on shipping and returns before making a purchase.



Acid can be a great way to explore different states of consciousness and have fun. However, taking precautions and knowing the potential risks is important before taking any drug.

Remember that everyone’s taste buds are different, so if you don’t like the taste of acid, there are ways to make it more palatable. Try mixing acid with a sweet drink, adding a sweetener, chewing gum, taking it with food, using flavor enhancers, or taking it in capsule form.

Finally, if you’re looking for a reliable source of LSD in Canada, be sure to do your research and buy from an online vendor with good customer reviews.



  1. Albert Hofmann | Swiss chemist | Britannica. In: Encyclopædia Britannica. ; 2023. Accessed January 3, 2023.
  2. Pure? L. TACO Inc. TACO Inc. Published March 15, 2022. Accessed January 3, 2023.
  3. NCBI – WWW Error Blocked Diagnostic. (n.d.-b). Available at:



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