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Just how bitter is Bitrex?

How bitter is bitrex?

Bitrex is very, very bitter. In fact The Guinness World Records lists Bitrex as ‘the most bitter substance in the world.’

Drop a thimble-full of Bitrex into an Olympic swimming pool and you can detect the bitterness in those two and a half million litres of water.

But despite this bitterness, Bitrex is itself totally harmless. It won’t make you sick or ill, it just tastes so bitter that you will want to spit it out – fast.

Don’t believe us? Take the Taste Test and see for yourself.

Did you know?

One thimble-full of Bitrex in an Olympic swimming pool is enough to make the water taste bitter.