[NAFEX] Grapple, kids and artificial flavour
skkewing at yahoo.com
skkewing at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 6 17:01:04 EDT 2009
I have some experience that might be insightful here. I've mentioned before that I have lots of kids before, but I also like to do various food related things with my kid's classes at school, I never fail to be astonished at the number of kids who won't even try real food! And the lunches I see: even our principal comments that she would like to be able to merely identify a food group in some of the kids lunches! They grow up eating chemical laden food and they don't want raw foods. I can think of a whole lot of kids who would eat those Grapples over the original thing! I see this even in my family: my husband loves junk/garbage anything that I won't touch, its like he doesn't taste the chemicals like I can.
I have taken in taste tests of carrots I've grown (red, purple, orange, yellow, and white fleshed, and purple skinned orange). We have looked at various kinds/colours of squash and some kids even tasted Cranberry Squash muffins! I've also done apple taste tests: Fuji, Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Braeburn, MacIntosh, Spartan, etc. where also we located the country where the apple originated, learned something about each variety and grew a tree for each student from the seeds. The latest food adventure I tried was oranges: this year is the first time I've ever been able to locate Moro/Blood and the pink Cara Cara naval oranges. We tasted mini mandarins, Moro, Cara Cara, Naval, Tangerines and one more that I can't remember. I couldn't believe how many kids either refused to try them or spit them out. Even the normal Naval oranges generated a lot of refusals/regurgitations! What school age kid doesn't eat oranges?
The team who produces Grapple probable received great bonuses.
Ate several slices of grapple in grocery store yesterday. I
thought they were yucky.
I bought a small package of grapples a couple of years ago, under the
mistaken impression that they were just a different type of apple.
Ugh! Well, that will teach me to read the package more closely next time.
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