Tart is the flavor that cranberries bring to the table over thanksgiving. Much thanks can go to the great state of Wisconsin for producing so many of these tart berries. This year I am going to be having students design food products for my food products and processing systems class. In an attempt to theme the product design I want to feature Wisconsin products. Cranberries might just fit the bill. Students can use cranberries in many products from ice cream to summer sausage. My students can choose from an array of products from throughout the semester. As of now these are the products that can be modified for them to re-formulate to include a specific ingredient; summer sausage, snack sticks, cheese, and yogurt.
This unit will take the last 2 weeks of the semester. The first 3 days will be planning, creating labels, and nutirtion facts. The last 2 days of the semester, students will be giving samples of their product to their peers and impartial judges. Students will have to report on how the product was formulated and will be marketed.