Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Taste testing

This morning was a bit different than most in that we had taste testing fun. I saw this on someones blog and wanted to try this for a while but never got around to it. Today was the day though.

I went to the grocery store and got one of every fruit there that we always pass by and wonder what they taste like but never get because we don't know. You know what I mean. You've done it too. You see that strange looking thing and pick it up, maybe smell it, touch it, squeeze it and then put it back down. No I haven't been around the corner looking at you at the grocery store but I know everyone does it, right? hehehe

Our fruits today were: a Korean pear, red pear, red banana, star fruit, pomegranate, red pummelo, ugli fruit, and tamarind.

Red Pummelo: 3 out of 4 thumbs up, like a grapefruit but sweeter, didn't have that after taste of the grapefruit

Korean Pear: 3 thumbs up, crunchy like a pear but had a unique flavor
Red Pear: 4 thumbs up, very sweet and juicy

Pomegranate: 4 thumbs up, sweet unless you put your mouth on the rest of the non edible insides.

Star fruit: 2 thumbs up, crunchy, was just ok

Red banana: 3 thumbs up, sweet

Ugli fruit: 4 thumbs up, tasted like a sour orange

Tamarind: 2 thumbs up, if you like sour try this

I love this banana!

Pomegranates rule!

Yum, sour Tamarind.

We had fun doing this and we also have some plans for a little extra to go along with our fruity day. Check back later to see our next project.


Jackie said...

Way cool!!!!!!!!!!

The kids and I were trying to figure out what fruit was what.
I love the idea of branching out into more exotic (or not so exotic, but more so than the average Orange & Apple), fruits, so I may have to re-borrow your idea with the fruity twist!!

Nancy said...

I love having the kids try new things like this. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Enjoyed reading today's adventure!

Just: Carolyn said...

OOhhh my mouth is watering just looking at them, especially the pics of the fruit already cut! I love pomegranates!

Will have to not walk by the fruit aisle so fast next time! ;-)