To engage the Grands (7 & 9), I conduct taste tests on Mondays when get to keep them after school. We discuss the target items to compare cost, taste, size, etc.
Some examples of past tests:
Cheeseburgers: McDonald's vs Burger King
Cheeseburgers Part II: Checkers vs Sonic
Store bought lemonade vs BeauLily made lemonade
Frozen yogurt vs homemade frozen yogurt
Grammy's biscuits vs Popeye's biscuits
Room temperature bananas vs cold bananas
You get the idea.
Today's taste test was Grapples. I wasn't familiar with them but when I saw them I knew it would be perfect for our Monday taste test.
We googled them to see how they were made, learned to pronounce Grapple correctly, considered the cost, reported on the taste.
Beau said they started out tasting like grapes but ended up tasting like an apple. He suggested buying them again.
Lily said they were just okay; her preference was a plain apple.
Here is a link that might be useful: Grapples