Do utensils affect taste?

I was eating a Frosty at home today with a metal spoon and I realized that ice cream tastes better with a plastic spoon. My neighbour insists Tim Hortons coffee tastes better out of a paper cup than a ceramic mug. My mom says everything tastes better in a martini glass but that's another story. We all agree sushi tastes better with wooden chopsticks.

Does any else have a similar eccentricity? I heard a rumour caviar tastes best with a mother of pearl spoon but nobody is willing to sponsor such research for me.

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