Looking for a fun family activity to do on a rainy day? Surprise your kids with a snack taste test activity! Pick your favorite snack that has some variety, like Oreos or chips, and then grab the free taste test printable below!

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Oreo Taste Test

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Today I have got a super FUN family activity to share with you! This rainy day (or sunny day) activity takes very little time to prepare and is very inexpensive! A few weeks back, I passed by a Oreo display at our local grocery store and on the spot, came up with the idea to do a cookie taste test activity! I love surprising the kids with fun activities and I knew this idea would be a hit! Here are all the details on our Snack Taste Testing.

First, I should mention that I made this activity a surprise! Sometimes the build up is even more exciting than the actual event. I told the kids early in the day that I had a FUN SURPRISE for them. All day long the kids kept trying to guess what I had planned. I did tell them that it was an activity at home and that it involved food. (I didn’t want them to have their sights set to HIGH).

This snack taste testing could be any type of food. I wanted to make this fun, so I picked a treat I knew they’d love. It is not often that we have FIVE boxes of Oreos in our house, so this was a rare treat!

Surprise your kids with a snack taste test party

I picked five different varieties of sandwich cookies (both Oreos and store brand). Then, I put a few samples of each on the plate. We tried one cookie at a time and the kids had to rate the cookie. I did not have them blindfolded but now having done the activity, I highly recommend having the kids close their eyes! We had my husband try out the cookies with his eyes closed and it made his descriptions way different than the kids with their eyes open!

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The kids first had to write down the cookie and then make a guess on the flavor. Each cookie received a rating of 1-5. Then, after all of the cookies were tasted, each of the kids selected their favorite cookie.

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It was fun to compare responses because everyone’s opinions were so DIFFERENT!

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We each had our favorites and we each had ones we did not look. Who knew there was a bad Oreo flavor?!

Oreo Taste Test Fun *Free downloadable ballot #kids #free #easyI know this is an activity that the kids will be talking about for years to come and I am sure they will request that we do this again! They had so much fun that they have since had cookie taste tests with any friends that have come over!

Taste Test Supplies

  • 5 varieties of a yummy snack food (The possibilities are endless–chips, cookies, donuts, ice cream, sodas, anything the family would like!)


  • Taste Testing Ballot


  • Beverage (Have fun pairing the perfect beverage with the snack!) Milk is great for cookies!!

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Now that we have ballots, we can do this activity again with any treat. I will keep my eye out for a sale on fun treats at the store so I can stock up for our next snack taste test. Maybe one day I will be able to pull off a healthy treat like new vegetables….maybe:)


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This cookie taste test is a VERY FUN activity that is sure to bring smiles to your kids faces!  What kind of taste test party would your kids enjoy??

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  1. Lisa on July 16, 2018 at 8:29 am

    OMG. This is SO fun. My son is only two so I am sure he would have graded this in the highest regards. Can’t wait to try this when he’s a little older.

    • Jaclyn on July 21, 2018 at 6:59 am

      Ha ha! You could always mix up the idea with some of his favorite foods!

  2. Erin on July 16, 2018 at 9:28 am

    This looks like it would be so fun! My kids are only two and four and would probably just be more interested in tasting than rating but I’ll have to remember this for when they get older!

  3. Jen on July 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

    This is simply brilliant! My kids would jump right on board with this and have so much fun doing it. There are so many possibilities! Totally trying this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Tiff|SpectrumSenseForMoms on July 16, 2018 at 11:10 am

    This is such a cute idea! My boys are going to love this!! Thanks!

  5. Kristen on July 16, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    What a fun idea for a science experiment! I am even thinking about doing it as a blind taste test, too.

  6. Kristen on July 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    What a fabulous idea for a science experiment! I could even see it as a blind taste test.

  7. ShootingStarsMag on July 16, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    What a fun idea! I could see my nephew really loving this one. Maybe you could do fruits or something? Those tend to be liked a BIT more than veggies. LOL


  8. Cayla on July 16, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    This is such a cute and fun idea. I would love to do this when my daughter is a little older!

  9. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on July 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    So fun Jaclyn! I think you should just move into our house each summer and lead ALL activities- your kids must’ve had a blast!

  10. jplagens on July 16, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    I pinned this. So what brand won? I am really curious! Great you have the printable.

    • Jaclyn on July 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      Everyone picked something different. My youngest loved the store brand vanilla and my middle picked Oreo Birthday Cake and my oldest Oreo Firecrackers:) Now I am on a hunt to find unique Oreo/storebrand cookies!

  11. Lorie on July 16, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    The concept of this alone is brilliant and can be used in so many different ways—ice cream, juices, and so much more. Seriously I’m so excited to try this!

  12. Katie Walsh on July 16, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I’ll have to try this! My kids are going to thank you!

  13. Amanda Bradley on July 17, 2018 at 8:03 am

    I absolutely love this idea!! My daughter watches taste test videos on YouTube all the time and would have so much fun with this!! Thank you so much for sharing the idea!! 🙂

  14. Dara on July 17, 2018 at 8:24 am

    This is such a fun idea!!

    • Jaclyn on July 21, 2018 at 6:58 am

      Thanks Dara!

  15. Samantha on July 18, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    My daughter is too young for this, but honestly I would love to do this myself with my husband! Oreos are a great idea too with all their new flavors they’re trying out!

    • Jaclyn on July 21, 2018 at 6:58 am

      That would be such a fun date night in idea–I never thought of that but I love it!!

  16. Jessica Goodpaster on May 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    This is a great idea! I’m going to link to it on my summer bucket list post on my blog!

    • Jaclyn on May 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      I appreciate it! Please let me know when you do and I’ll be sure to share your post!

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