Nintendo Switch Cartidges taste horrible for a very good reason

A few Youtubers discovered that Nintendo Switch game cards taste awfully bad even for a…well videogame cartridge.

This useful piece of information was first made viral by a Youtuber named Alanah Pearce and there was no looking back. The internet collectively begun to taste the cartridges, and to their horror and disgust, everyone hated doing it.

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Now a few might be wondering why Nintendo chose to make this decision of making their otherwise delicious looking game cartridges taste awful. There’s actually a very good reason they chose to do so.

The company confirmed to Kotaku that it did it in order to make sure nobody (kids, they’re talking about you) decides to swallow these cartridges and if they do, the taste would immediately put them off.

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.

There you go, the cartridges do actually taste bad and Nintendo did it on purpose to ensure that anybody having the wild idea of swallowing them, immediately gives up on it.