Matter of Taste
A tasty energizer experience
🕒 15 min, 3+ players, one preparer/game leader
The most delicious break of the day!
⦿ Fun, Concentration, Team Building, Relaxation.
During breaks everybody starts snacking, which is only logical. Work hard, play hard, eat healthy! You can transform the proverbial ‘afternoon break’ into a tasty Energizer by organizing a taste test. Try it in a quiz form, or purely for the power of the taste experience!
Of course, this Online Energizer does require some preparation. The game moderator chooses a particular drink or food item. Need some suggestions? Try tea, coffee, chocolate, fruit juice or a cup of soup. You can make it as elaborate or complicated as you like. In the example, we’ll use tea for convenience. That’s also the easiest to ship to all the participants!
- All online meeting participants will be sent a bag of tea in advance. Each one will be given a different flavor. The game leader numbers the items!
- You will need to cut any identifying label off the tea.
- Participants brew their tea, and take 1 single sip.
- Participant 1 describes his/her tea in a few words – the ingredient may of course not be mentioned in any way. Make it deliberately difficult for each other! Associate like crazy!
- The other participants write down what tea they think participant 1 is drinking.
- Each participant takes turns. Who recognizes the most drinks from these short descriptions?
- As mentioned earlier, this Online Energizer can also be done with coffee, chocolate or fruit juice. This last option is especially interesting when you have smoothies delivered to the participants’ homes. Who will discover all the fruits that are in their drink?
- Shorter variation: You can also have the participants guess solely their own tea. In that case, choose non-common varieties. This game variation is even more fun with a food item like chocolate. Every participant can taste 3 small pieces of chocolates. Who guesses them all? Now that’s the tastemaker of the company!
- Sneaky variation: give everyone the same tea. Have the participants taste and describe it first and then read it aloud. Do their descriptions match? Will they reach te same
- Food or drinks are always a great starting point for personal talks. They bring up memories. The French writer Marcel Proust is famous for the fact that a simple Madeleine cookie brought on an entire book series full of reminiscing: À la recherche du temps perdu.
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