Posts Tagged ‘experiment’

Trialling recipe boxes: Conclusion

27th October 2015

Between 3 July and 31 August I have been trialling 7 different recipe box services, i.e. I cooked 42 portions of meals (7 services × 3 meals × 2 portions = 42). I generally consider this experiment a full success.
I was super-excited every time a new box came, I learned something new with every single recipe, I ate healthier and tastier food than usual and I especially loved the experience of each first bite of a new meal.


Trialling recipe boxes: Introduction

16th August 2015

Recipe boxes are boxes with fresh food ingredients measured to fit recipes sent with the box, delivered to your door, ready to be cooked by yourself.

When I first heard about this concept I immediately loved it and wanted to try it out. Since living in London I very rarely cook for myself, often eating ready-made meals (although usually from Marks & Spencer’s, so not as bad as many others) or take-away food.
The reasons for these types of services are clear to me: It is more convenient (no shopping, searching for rare ingredients, carrying it home, etc), healthier (fresh, often orgaanic, nutritionally balanced recipes, etc), eco-friendlier (less waste due to exactly measured ingredients, less packaging, often organic, etc) and learning new recipes (diversification of your diet, trying new tastes, (re-)learn how to cook, etc).


Gummi bear experiment

10th September 2011

I started a little social experiment with gummi bears by accident.

I recently brought a bag of gummi bears to work. When I arranged a few complete sets of all available flavours by colour as usual (a little OCD, I know ;-)), I asked a colleague who was sitting next to me: “Which is the odd one out?”
I didn’t ask out of interest, because I assumed she would agree with me on the answer to that question anyway. I guess I only wanted to show that beautiful pattern. But the surprising thing was: She didn’t agree with me and picked a completely different colour…

After asking more and more colleagues it got even more surprising: Most people not only picked different colours, but they often had a completely different reason for it!
I thought the answer was obvious but apparently it isn’t…

So, before you read what everyone has replied further below, first look at the following image and think for yourself (and reply in the comments, especially if it’s different):

Which is the odd one out? And why?

Row of gummi bears with colours in the following order: dark red, red, orange, yellow, white, green