Interesting question, which I have a hard time answering BECAUSE...
I am a taste AND texture guy. It's hard for me to separate the two. Eating is about the sensation of biting into something, feeling it and tasting it. So, yes, the CI makes a big difference to me.
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Superfast RED ThermaPen
"I love animals. I just love to eat them more. Fun to pet; better to chew." - Jim Gaffigan