Thursday 9th February 2006 by C. Freeman
The restaurant at Brooke Weston recently turned into a haven for chocoholics as the tables groaned with mounds of confectionery. A group of 25 students had to tuck into 75 chocolate bars - all in the name of research of course!
The Year 12 students each contributed two or three samples and then the fun really began… varieties were compared and everyone designed their own questionnaires to see which texture, taste and price-tag really hit the mark.
Head of Business Studies, Nicola Krywyszyn, oversaw the experiment which was part of a project where the students had to develop a new product. They are also visiting Cadbury World in Birmingham to see the manufacturing process at first hand.
Samples in the Brooke Weston taste test varied from budget supermarket own brands costing just 29 pence to Galaxy Temptation which retailed at ten times that amount, so there was lots of debate over the samples. Favourites, such as Cadbury and Galaxy were easily recognised by the testers, but brands such as Yorkie, Fair Trade and dark chocolate were also given the thumbs up!