Did you know that Nintendo has applied a bittering agent to the Switch cartridges? I didn’t but Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gerstmann and Kotaku’s Mike Fahey have become the resident experts on what those tiny cartridges taste like by trying to eat them!
I put that Switch cart in my mouth and I'm not sure what those things are made of but I can still taste it. Do not try this at home.
— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) February 25, 2017
Nintendo has intentionally been dousing the cartridges with an agent called denatonium benzoate, this deters people (younger children) to swallow the tiny piece of plastic by leaving a bitter taste in your mouth that won’t go away.
I am not Snacktaku-ing Switch carts. Though I guess I have already played Skylanders…
— Michael Brandon Fahey (@Bunnyspatial) March 1, 2017
I like the idea and this makes a lot of sense when your brand is immensely popular with younger children, this also helps Nintendo be at fault for having children decide to swallow them.