“Red peppers are good. Yellow peppers are good. Orange peppers are the best!”
We tested the kids’ bell pepper theory today.
The kids have always said they like the orange bell peppers the best. We usually buy a pack of six peppers containing two of each color. We slice them all up and keep them in the same container. At meal time, they keep track to make sure that they are not being shortchanged on orange pepper distribution.
We decided to do a taste test to see if they really could tell the difference. Everyone wore a blindfold for the test and there was no peeking.
Josie went first. She was correct on the orange and the yellow, but thought that the red was orange.
Theo went second. He guessed orange for all three, getting one right.
Lucie went third. She got them all wrong, but had fun guessing.
Finally, the kids insisted that I give it a try. I got them all right!
Although there is not a huge difference, I think the red peppers are the sweetest and the yellow peppers are the least sweet, tasting more like a green bell pepper than the red or orange.
We had a fun game and the kids decided that they now think the red, orange and yellow bell peppers all taste about the same. Our left over test peppers were soon devoured! I think playing games with veggies is a great way to encourage kids to eat them. In the future, a “guess the vegetable” game could be fun.
Thanks for visiting,
A few words from Lucie:
The pepper game was very fun today. I found out that all the peppers tasted about the same.