Genius Hour 3: Candy
By: Emily Wright
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My Final Steps
I'm sharing my project either on 4/21/15, or 4/22/15. I just recently sent the Sour Patch Kids Company an email about getting my product out there. I got a response from them! I was so excited! I think this email is just the start to Chocopatch Co.! I don't have much left to do, but there still is a couple things. These include finalizing this tackk page, and as I said above, presenting.
My New Candy (Getting out there)
I started off with and idea, and then it began to spark. I began researching candy to get new ideas. After doing 2 pages of research and creating a survey (which shared ideas for a new kind of candy), I took this information, and went into action. I contacted my friends and parents, we got supplies, and began working on creating my new candy which is called Chocopatch Cups! It took a while to prepare over 75 of this candy, but soon later, we were done! Now, I've shared the candy with others and had great results! I'm very excited to continue on with Chocopatch Co. with my friends, and hopefully later, it will pay off!
Now that I've shared my candy and had great results, I'd like to get the product out there! So if you think I should try getting my candy into stores around the state, vote now! Click the link below! Thanks!
What am I doing with this project!?
What I'm doing with this project is A LOT! I plan to take my research, along with my survey data, and create a new type of candy with that (which I have)! I am also creating a sketch for the wrapper as well! Cause remember, all it took with Hershey's was to make a decision to get their idea going, and I plan to follow in their footsteps.
The recipe for the new candy
The first thing to do to create my new candy is to get Sour Patch Kids, and chocolate whether that is Hershey's, or wavers, or homemade chocolate. After you get these ingredients, you'll need a measuring cup, scissors or a knife, a chocolate divider (if you don't know what this is, click the link below), and a plastic bowl. After you have these materials, your ready to go! First, you will cut up your Sour Patch Kids using you scissors or knife. For size, cut them in half long ways, them spit those half's into 4 pieces each! After this, grab your chocolate, and melt it for 30 seconds on 50 power level in the microwave, then mix it. Then repeat this step until the chocolate is done. Depending on the chocolate you should be done by now, but if not, put the chocolate back in the microwave for 30 seconds, 50 power level. It should be done now, if not just keep this process up until it is done. Now, mix your melted chocolate. After this, put your chopped up Sour Patch Kids into the chocolate, then stir. Put in as much or as little in as you need. After this, take your chocolate divider and pour you chocolate mixed with Sour Patch Kids evenly into the chocolate divider. Then, place them in the freezer or fridge for 20 minutes. They should be frozen. If not, put them back in until there done. After this, break them out of the container, and enjoy!
This is just a short clip of the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Hershey's Fun Facts
- The caramel that made him (meaning Milton S. Hershey, the founder of Hershey's famous was called the “Crystal A” caramel.
- “Our company originated with candy-manufacturer Milton Hershey’s decision in 1894 to produce sweet chocolate as a coating for his caramels.”
- In 1907, Hershey's created a new Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kiss!
Wonka Fun Facts
- This candy can be enjoyed by kids and adults!
- The candy can be found in so many different shapes and flavors. Some shapes include: circle, square, rectangle and much much more!
- There is a movie about the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that inspires kids all over the world!