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Kids taste scorpion candy

Kids taste scorpion candy

“We can just eat it but not eat the scorpion part. Are you with me?” asks Alastair and the boys set off on their goal wondering if the dead and dried scorpion is going to sting them while they suck on the sucker. The kids also crowd source an answer to the important question: “Does… Continue Reading

Kid tastes 2-year-old birthday cake

Kid tastes 2-year-old birthday cake

Just before Alastair’s birthday this year we found a piece of 2-year-old birthday cake in the freezer. I wondered what the kids would do if that cake ended up in their Mystery Tasting. Frederick totally went with it. He knew we had an actual cake from this year because he had helped make it the… Continue Reading

Kids face rambutan — “hairy fruit”!

Kids face rambutan — “hairy fruit”!

Rambutan (“hairy fruit”) is an other-worldly-looking fruit related to the longan and grown in tropical climates. The Half Pints had not seen one before in their lives until they lifted their “Mystery Tasting” bowl to discover this fruit. “It doesn’t even look like food!” Frederick exclaims. Through some slick detective work, Frederick figures out what… Continue Reading

Cod Liver: How *does* it taste?

Cod Liver: How *does* it taste?

“Liver” as a class of meat is packed with nutrients — a host of minerals, B vitamins, and the fat soluble vitamins A and D. Cod liver in particular is so prized that its oil is extracted and sold as a supplement. Many of our parents grew up on the somewhat-notorious “cod liver oil,” an… Continue Reading