Wednesday, April 2, 2014

a simple taste test


Last night, while we anxiously waited for our dinner to cook, 
Elise and I had a little impromptu taste test.  

It was so much fun, we did it twice,
and Elise was ready to do it again first thing this morning.  ;)


I offered Elise three identical little glasses 
of sugar water, lemon water, and salt water.  
(I also filled a bottle with plain water to cleanse her palette between tastes.)  

After Elise took a sip from a glass, 
I would name the taste.  
That was sweet.  That was sour.  That was salty.  

Sweet was a big hit, with salty coming in a close second.  
Sour left little to be desired...
which was surprising, considering Elise usually sucks down lemon wedges.  

Coffee seemed like an ideal bitter taste, 
but I decided it would be bonkers to let my toddler drink coffee after 6 pm!

I can't stop thinking of more "edible tests" for us try:
texture, color, temperature...
We may be doing this for awhile!

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea! I'm definitely going to try this with Finn tomorrow! Please blog about your other edible experiences, I'm interested!

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    1. Hi Elsa! Yes, it was so simple, but Elise loved it! I can't wait to hear how it goes with Finn. :)

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  2. Sounds like it was a lot of fun! I will never forget the day Sixtine tried lemon for the first time...priceless!

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  3. Yes, their taste buds must be extra sensitive - Elise has had some really funny expressions while eating!

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