Taste Test

Taste Test

Age: All
Key Learning: Learn and use different terms to describe foods (texture, smell, taste), try new foods
Equipment Needed: bite sized amounts of different foods (ex yogurt, cheese, dried or fresh fruit, vegetables, seeds, dry cereal)
Type: Lunchtime Education


Directions

  1. Tell the students they will be using their senses of taste, smell, and touch (texture of food in the mouth) to identify foods.
  2. Check if there are any food allergies among students in the class. Do not include any foods that students are allergic to.
  3. Remember safe food handling measures (wash hands with soap, use clean utensils only, and keep cold foods refrigerated until tasting time). See above background information for safety tips.
  4. Blindfold participants, one at a time, and select other class members to feed small amounts of the samples to those blindfolded.
  5. Participants are given food samples to taste and then asked to identify the food. Remind students to not give away the answers to those guessing.