Learn all about the fun we had picking the best food
Info About the Products: Kool Aid
Info About the Product: Great Value
Great Value was the second product we tested. It's a genric brand that is owned by Walmart. They created Great Value products to compete with leading brands at a lower price. In our research, we actually found that Walmart sometimes pays other companies to use their products. Walmart/ Great Value's mission statement is "Save money, live better."
About the Product: Hawaiian Punch
Our third and final product that we tested was Hawaiian Punch. It was founded in Fullerton Callifornia in a converted garage where three guys were expierimenting to try to make a tropical ice cream syrup topping, but instead it was turned into a tropical fruit drink. Hawaiian Punch is owned by Dr. Pepper/ 7 Up inc.
Before we were aloud to test our experiment, we had to create a hypothesis clearly stating which product would win the taste test and WHY. Our group stated, if given the choice between Kool Aid, Hawaiian Punch and Great Value the Kool Aid would be most preferred because it was the most popular brand, and that our group seemed to enjoy it the most.
For the actual experiment, we had to have a lot of things. First, we had fruit punch mix to make at least two gallons of each product. We also had to have water to make the fruit punch with. There were five pitchers that our team brought in; so there was at least one for each brand. Our team was also supplied some materials from Mr. Landers such as 80 dixie cups, dividers, and a spoon for mixing.
Also, we had to write a procedure, or steps to our experiment as followed.
1. Tape numbers 1,2, and 3 on table and set up dividers.
2. put cooresponding tray over numbers (see randomizer)
3. fill pitcther/s with corresponding brand of powder
4. mix correct amount of water with the correct powder
5. pour 20mL of each brand into 100 dixie cups, same temp.
6. put cups on cooresponding tray
7. line up cups according to randomizer
8. have consumer drink each cup of fruit punch
9. consumer records preference on iPad
10. team records consumer's preference on randomizer
11. repeat steps 6~10 as many times possible
Based on the information that we collected, studied, and put into a graph, I reject my hypothesis. I believed that Kool Aid would be most preferred among the people who tested, but instead Hawaiian Punch was the most preferred. Though the Hawaiian Punch won, we later found out that we did not make the Kool Aid correctly, and we were supposed to add sugar. In the end, we could have also tried to be more efficient with our time, and get certain things set up ahead of time.
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