Sticky Notes - How to Host an Apple Tasting Party!

How to Host an Apple Tasting Party!

December 1, 2021 by Emily Moore

Fall is the peak season for apples which makes it the perfect time for your family to try all the varieties available. Host your own APPLE-solutely incr-EDIBLE apple tasting party!

Besides being a low-pressure way to encourage kids to try something new, an apple taste test is a fun way to promote healthy eating and sneak in a little math. 

First, some FUN a-peel-ing FACTS about apples!
  • Apples come in all shades of red, green, and yellow.
  • Most apples are still picked by hand.
  • It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider!
  • More than 2,500 varieties are grown in the United States!
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Ready, Set, Go!

1.     Start by getting a variety of apples. (Kids love to help with this part!) 5 different types will be plenty but choose as many as you like - Honey Crisp, McIntosh, Gala, Red/Golden Delicious, Opal, Granny Smith.  (You may find this apple varieties guide handy.)

2.     Here's our helping cutting guide video for kids! 

3.     Next cut the apples into bite-sized pieces and put each variety on a separate plate. (Be sure to label them so you know which is which!) 

4.     Have kids sample the first apple. Think about taste, tartness, and texture. Use tallies to mark if they like it or not (one mark if they like it, two marks if they LOVE it). 

5.     Repeat step 4 for each kind of apple. 

6.     After everyone has had a chance to taste all the apples, have kids pick their favorite and give that one a third tally mark. You’ll end up with a simple tally graph of everyone’s favorites.  

7.     What apple was the winner??

8.   When you’re done, take those tally graphs and turn them into an APPLE PIE CHART!

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Do you have some leftover apples? Check out these Sticky Fingers Recipes:

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