Satisfying Scented Slime

Why do kids love slime? Because it is satisfying to: See fun colors and can make into shapes  Touch has texture/elasticity  Smell variety of sweet and floral aromas Hear snapping or popping sounds Slime satisfies 4 out of our 5 basic senses. Senses are how we enjoy life.                 Not only does my kid like making and playing with slime, she likes talking about. She chats with her friends and watches videos describing satisfying slime. Kids like to talk about how they feel (what they see, smell or taste). When talking about flavors with kids, I bring bottles and aroma blotters. I do not tell them what they … [Read more...]

Jell-O Pumpkin Spice instant pudding & pie filling, flavor review

Kids and Jell-O Time to put my kids to work! A great way to get kids in the kitchen preparing food is Jell-O instant pie filling. In the case of pumpkin spice, it's an opportunity for my children to make their first pie, Jell-O pudding pumpkin pie. Before preparing the pie filling,we made a graham cracker crust, using a recipe from www.food.com. It took about 15 minutes to make this crust.  Once the crust began to cool, my older daughter followed the directions on the package of Jello-O and  made a traditional pudding pie. She used a crank hand mixer; so I needn't worry about her getting hurt by an electric mixer. My Impression The pie looks delicious, reminiscent of a traditional custard pumpkin pie, but with about 1/8 of the … [Read more...]

Grāpple® brand apples (grape flavored apples), flavor review

Wikipedia defines grapple as a hook or claw used to hold something.  Grāpple®, however, is pronounced and defined differently. Grāpples® are grape flavored apples that are manufactured with a patented process discussed on their website: http://www.grapplefruits.com/  The process involves a bath of grape flavor (including methyl anthranillate) and water.  As a consumer, you can wash the apple and not worry about losing flavor. The grape flavor has been absorbed in the apple and can not be washed off. Apples are one of my family's favorite foods, so I saw no need to have grape flavored apples. Desire to try something new and fun got me to buy them. I'm glad I did, Grāpples are fun and taste good.  I am impressed.  The grape flavor added a … [Read more...]

Extra Dessert Delights Rainbow Sherbet flavor review, limited edition

About six weeks ago, I heard Extra launched a limited edition dessert delights rainbow sherbet flavor; I couldn't find it anywhere and I was frantic. Finally, I saw it at Target in a three pack. Extra has developed a great new line of gum,dessert delights, using the most current flavor technology, sensates.  Sensates are flavors that contribute cool sensation without minty or off flavors. Therefore, a flavor scientist can blend sherbet flavor with a sensate and offer the consumer a refreshing, sweet gum that is cool and not minty. Menthol (the characterizing part of peppermint) and sensates affect the body's thermal receptors by stimulating ionic channels. Our body also feels cool through evaporation. Rainbow sherbet flavor reminds me … [Read more...]