Is candy chocolate? What proof can you give for your answer? Questions, graphing, and sorting activities are fun this time of year. Kids are likely collecting a lot of candy around October 31st. Therefore, why not use candy as an educational tool? Begin your lessons by reading The Little Pot, and then use clay flower pots to sort the candy in different ways. As you choose categories, discuss your opinions.
Is candy chocolate, or is chocolate candy?
Most likely, your pile of treats will include some chocolate. It may even be a favorite type of candy. The question if candy is chocolate can make for a great debate because people are very passionate about their love for both candy and chocolate. Therefore, form a discussion and give your answers.
Candy type names
If you want to prove candy is or is not chocolate, you might want to give some examples. After all, people in America love chocolate. The United States receives ten billion dollars annually in sales. Likewise, the average person eats about 23 pounds of chocolate a year. But what is the most popular? You can read about the top 10 chocolate candies consumed in the U.S. here. Most likely, you can think of other examples too.
- Hershey bars
- Milky Way
- Hershey Kisses
- KitKat bars
Non-chocolate treats is usually fruity. It can be sweet or sour. Here is a list.
- Gummy Bears
- Jolly Ranchers
- Swedish Fish
- Life Savers
- Sour Patch Kids
When chocolate is not candy
The argument that chocolate is not candy can be made from the many ways we consume it in non-candy products. What foods do you enjoy with chocolate flavoring? Cake, coffee, bread, frosting, pancakes, and ice cream are examples of food with chocolate flavoring. Therefore, it can be argued that chocolate is simply a flavor of candy and not candy itself.
What is chocolate?
Did you know that chocolate grows on trees? The cacao pod is a fruit that grows from a cacao tree. Inside this fruit, you’ll find cacao beans. Learn more here.
Chocolate is made from roasted and ground cacao beans. Cacao is bitter. The beans are fermented, dried, cleaned, and roasted. After the shell is removed, the chocolate is liquefied by heat. The liquid is called chocolate liquor. Then the liquor is cooled to a solid or buttery substance. However, It is still very bitter until sugar is added. Therefore, the chocolate we love is usually a combination of cocoa solids or cocoa butter and sugar. Milk chocolate contains milk and sugar. If it is cocoa butter, sugar, and milk, but no cocoa solids it is white chocolate.
Foods involving chocolate are typically served as desserts. Likewise, candy is often filled or coated with sweetened chocolate making it a snack. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages.
After a healthy debate, sorting the candy can make a fun educational activity. Using several little pots determine the categories of each container. What characteristics do the treats need? You might sort by flavors, texture, size, color, and taste. Then, create a bar graph to determine which type of candy has the greatest amount. In addition, you can create a Venn diagram to illustrate that some candies fit into several categories. Create math problems around the graphs to further extend the learning.
In conclusion, you may enjoy chocolate candy, fruity candy, or both. Little Pot loves growing fruit and has a great way of illustrating how the potter grows the fruit of the Spirit through each of us. Discover how this vessel becomes a fruit pot in the book The Little Pot. Then you can meet other vessels that learn to serve and shine. See The Tea Pot and The Oil Lamp. Likewise, you can sign up below for the FREE seven steps to becoming a fruit-bearing vessel. In addition, you’ll receive a short, fruitful email each Friday to encourage you on this fruit-bearing journey. I hope you will join me.
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