Do you have a hard time deciding which kind of apple to buy at the grocery store or farmer’s market?? Then it’s time for an apple taste-test! We put four popular organic varieties to the test, and it was SO much FUN!!
First, visit your local farmer’s market or grocery store and choose one or two of each different variety. For the purposes of our taste-test, we choose Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Gala. Apples are on the dirty dozen list, so I try my best to stick to organic or local varieties. We used 1 of each kind of apple, and it was plenty for us. Cut the apples up into slices, and randomly assign a number to each variety (keep their identities hidden).
Put on a blindfold (no peeking!!), and take a bite into each slice. Yum! So scientific… and yet tasty!
Decide which number apple you like the best!
Emily’s scientifically proven favorite was number “3″, in this case, Granny Smith! If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, make up a chart showing everyone’s favorite apple. Are there any clear favorites in your household??
Then, it was time to raid the pantry and fridge for delicious apple dips!! Use whatever you have on-hand, and just a few tablespoons of each dip will do. We tried chocolate hazelnut spread, peanut butter, yogurt (We heart Stonyfield!), honey, and dulce de leche (I’m Argentine, so dulce de leche is a MUST!)
… and the toppings!! Same thing, just use whatever you happen to have on-hand. We tried crushed walnuts, mini-chocolate chips, and coconut…..
…. and some sprinkles (just for fun!)!!
Nom nom nom!! Delicious research… all in the name of *cough* science *cough*.
You may need to check and double-check your results a few times. Not that I did that, or anything… I’m just, you know… I’m just sayin’ …. ahem!
The girls, Mark, and I had SO much FUN with this!! I love how something as simple as $5 worth of apples and a few on-hand items from our pantry could make the girls SO happy!
Such a fun and educational family activity with lots of happiness bang for the buck…
… and plenty of silly smiles too!!