This time, the whole family sat down and sorted the Necco wafers by color, and we each sampled some of each, then attempted to describe and rate what we were tasting. Here are the results.
I’ve included their misspellings, and emoticons, for your amusement.
Ravenna, age 11:
White: Tastes kinda like cinniomon
Pink: Good tastes like Black licorce and cinnimom.
Yellow: Tastes good, hard to discribe the flavors
Purple: Taste goodish. It’s weird
Orange: Tastes like orange
Brown: Taste like an impersonation of choclate. But kinda failing.
Black: Diffenly Black Licroce
Green: I though of floral when I tasted it but I don’t know why
Troy, age 44:
Yellow: crunchy, tastes like a urinal cake smells
Purple: anise + tart. Not purple. NOT PURPLE! It lies!
Green: OLD school 1920’s green. This or jellybean green.
Orange: 1978 version of orange subdued. Or did purple kill my palate?
Brown: much sweeter and lighter than expected. they should switch this with purple
Black: ANISE! I thought purple was anise BUT THIS IS ANISE
White: Sharp peppermint. A disappointing end to this experiment.
Alyssa, age 48:
Pink: hot cinnamon. not bad
Black: licorice. nice
Brown: ? ok, not offensive
Purple – ? anise?
After seeing how we couldn’t identify or agree on all the flavors, I decided to google to find out which flavors these supposedly are, and found this on the Wikipedia page: “Each roll of Necco Wafers contains eight flavors: lemon (yellow), lime (green), orange (orange), clove (purple), cinnamon (white), wintergreen (pink), licorice (black), and chocolate (brown).”