How does it taste?

The Edible Science after-school program yesterday (May 20) was a big success with its participants. I know, it was one of my favorite classes. We had 21 items to observe, smell, taste and identify. The children knew many of them before even smelling or tasting. They were mashed, chopped, sliced or whole. I would have to say, the best moment was when they popped a tiny slice of green vegetable into their mouths and realized that it was HOT! There were red faces which required a rescue of water. You would think that the smell would have given them a clue to the taste, but that was not the case. They were good sports about it and demanded something sweet to follow. See, looks can be deceiving. What a fun program! The very last item was buttered popcorn = corn = vegetable. Yum!!