A few weeks ago we participated in a global candy swap, and we were thrilled to explore Germany’s and France’s sweet treats!
We also read the book If You Were Me and Lived In… France… by Carole P. Roman. This children’s book gives us a glimpse of life in France from a child’s perspective. It shows France in the map, and what names are popular as well as landmarks, holidays, and sports. I love how this book introduces the children to France in a simple, and meaningful way. It was a perfect way to get our French candy taste testing started.
For Germany, sadly no children’s book but we did read some interesting and fun facts print-out that I had in hand (perhaps Annabelle sent it to me? Can’t recall).
Now for the “candy taste test”, I printed a one-page France and Germany booklet from Activity Village’s website. They were perfect for the kids to write what they thought of the candy. As you can see in the picture below they even had a cup of water to “cleanse their palate.” Their reaction was hilarious! Read below what there thoughts were.
- The gummy bear tastes the same.
- The Ritter taste like ice cream.
- The Toffifee like what (Nutella hazelnut cream he didn’t write it)
- The Hanuta taste like a dry wafer.
- The gummy bear taste different.
- The Ritter taste sour.
- The Toffifee taste good.
- The Hanuta taste great.
- The Pâtes de fruit taste sweet.
- The Carambar taste a little hard.
- The nougat taste horrible!
- The Pâtes de fruit taste a little sweet.
- The Carambar taste good.
- The nougat didn’t taste good.
I do believe candy might just be the best idea for exploring another culture! I enjoyed the little note that Annabelle wrote…fun to get an inside look behind them all. Also…that book sounds great!
Love what you did with these. This is such a fun swap. Interesting to see that they found the cArambar hard.
Thanks for all the goodies you sent!!! Yes, I didn't think they were that "hard" LOL
Thanks dear, and you're right! It was a fun way to explore another culture. The kids really enjoyed themselves.:)