Diminishing returns of the palate

Regarding the Oct. 31 Kyodo article “More restaurants tied to food fraud“: Why would someone want to pay extra for something that he cannot distinguish — by taste, appearance, size, smell — from something less expensive? Is just spending money desirable?

otto albrecht
atsugi, kanagawa

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