Flavor Scientist

June 14, 2020

Science experiments can be delicious opportunities to learn when you explore tasty treats. 

Abbigale Whitfield brings you some sweet science from the Hershey's Lab that you can do at home with ingredients found in your pantry. 

Materials | Supplies

  • chocolate chips
  • spices - cinnamon, cayenne pepper, marshmallows, caramel, creamer, nuts, cereal, sea salt, etc.
  • microwave-safe bowls
  • paper cup liners
  • spoons

Concepts Explored

  • 5 senses
  • states of matter
  • mixtures and solutions
  • observation

Discovery Starters

How did the substances you added to the chocolate change the texture or consistency of the chocolate?

When you break your chocolate, is the sound dull or sharp?

How does your chocolate feel when you touch it? 

How does you chocolate change when you put it in the refrigerator? 

Explore Further

What else could you add to chocolate your chocolate bites? Experiment with different flavors.

Do a taste test of chocolate with different amounts of cocoa. How are they the same or different?

Additional Resources

The Hershey Company video How Chocolate is Made

YouTube video The 5 Senses

Amazeum YOU activities Sweet Speedway | Fizzy Fun

Amazeum YOU activity guide Flavor Scientist