WORLD Japan is a KitKat-lover’s paradise, with so many unique varieties—an estimated 300—that some travelers visit Japan just to try them. (Los Angeles Times) How is KitKat a case study in globalization? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The great L.A. Times article describes the globalization of the KitKat candy bar. What are KitKats? KitKat, … Continue reading What’s Up with KitKat in Japan?
SCIENCE Why is your cat such a picky eater? It may experience some bitter compounds differently than you do, new research suggests. (Christian Science Monitor) Learn more about how domestic cats just follow their natural instincts. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to the Christian Science Monitor, cats have a very highly developed sense … Continue reading Finicky Felines
SCIENCE We don’t all experience flavor the same way. How we taste a food’s flavor can be affected by colors, temperature—and music? (The Guardian) Watch our video to understand the science of taste. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Watch the video and read through our media spotlight “A Matter of Taste.” What basic taste … Continue reading The Science of Flavor
BUSINESS Vanilla isn’t plain to product developers. It’s the x-factor in most fragrances, conjuring feelings of craving, warmth and familiarity. Other scent trends come and go, but vanilla shows no sign of waning popularity, fragrance experts say. That is fueling a chase to find new iterations. (Wall Street Journal) Meet a spice buyer from the biggest vanilla dealer in the world—McCormick&Company. Teachers: Scroll all the … Continue reading Sweet Smell of Vanilla’s Success