Mystery Taste Test Game

This mystery taste test game will help youth think about what they are detecting with their taste buds and their other senses. Play it with a nutrition themed meeting or just for fun.

Choose the items based on the age group. For younger children, it might be best to stick with familiar items such as fruits, vegetables, and snacks. For older youth, it is OK to get more creative and throw in some of the more unusual or stronger tasting items.

How to Play Mystery Taste Test Game

Materials

  • Paper cups
  • Blindfolds
  • An assortment of food items (see the notes below for suggestions)

Instructions

  1. Give each youth a blindfold.
  2. Have one of the youth put on their blindfold.
  3. Put a bite-sized piece of food in a cup and hand it to the blindfolded youth. (If the food requires a spoon or is a liquid, tell them when you give them the cup.)
  4. Have them tip the cup back (or use a spoon) and eat the food.
  5. Let them guess what it is.
  6. If they are correct, they get a point.
  7. Continue with the next youth.
  8. Each person should get at least three turns to guess a food.

Notes

This can also be played without keeping track of points. Or it can be played in teams, with the team with the most points winning.

You can repeat a food later in the game, just don’t do it immediately.

Here are some food suggestions:

apple
banana
orange
lemon
raisin
carrot
bread
cracker
lettuce
cheese
small marshmallow

applesauce
peanut butter
jelly
honey
pudding
jello
cheese whiz
milk
orange juice
lemonade
candy

hard boiled egg
olive
instant coffee
hot cocoa mix
flour
sugar
pepper
salt
dried herbs
fresh herbs
garlic powder

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