As we are completing a unit study on Chocolate, I had devised a clever little plan to go on a chocolate walk. I was inspired by an idea I found while looking online for things to do revolving around chocolate. There is a website of gourmet walks in San Francisco that offer Chocolate tours. You pay $50 a person and walk and eat gourmet chocolate. O.k. so my white trash, kid friendly version of this is to walk all over and eat various non gourmet chocolates. Much cheaper.
We have been having insane weather for California. It is currently in the 50’s and threatening to unleash buckets of rain. School is out tomorrow and we have been putting off this chocolate walk, while waiting for a clear day, for quite awhile. So, this morning, I aborted the chocolate walk and turned it into a chocolate drive.
Three rules : NO QUESTIONS , NO COMPLAINING and ONE FACT ABOUT CHOCOLATE RECITED AT EACH STOP. It is amazing what children will do for candy. Taylor was very pleased that Greyson was partaking in our fun by drinking his GERBER GOOD START baby formula which was originally Nestle. Did you know that in 1867 Henri Nestle’s first big hit was infant formula, not chocolate?
Loaded up and ready to go.
First stop: STARBUCKS and kid’s hot chocolate all around. $3.19
Next stop: Sees candy. I bought 2 pieces and the lady gave us 8 pieces as samples. The kids each ate one piece. $1.26.
Next stop: Henry’s Market. They were allowed to pick 2 pieces from the barrel candy. Chocolate covered cherries, chocolate covered pretzels and pure chocolate were the winners. 53 cents.
Next stop: McDonald’s. A snack size Rolo McFlurry split 3 ways. As you can see…the sugar is starting to kick in. $1.47.
Final stop: Bel Air. Sample cookies. I split one chocolate chip cookie 3 ways. FREE.
$6.50 is not bad for this fun little field trip. We will finish up our study and complete our lap books in the morning. Then school is out for SUMMER. We all survived our SECOND YEAR of this strange little phenomenon known as home school.