Who wouldn’t want to find themselves in the middle of a chocolate factory? Every kid wishes to be surrounded by all kinds of chocolates (sweet, bitter, dark, white, or milk…). From September 30 until October 4, NIS made their elementary students’ wish come true.
Just like Charlie, students from grades one to five, from both the Shorouk and First Settlement campuses, went on a trip to Ganache Chocolat Français factory in Maadi. Not only was the name French, some of the staff spoke it, too!
Students were escorted to wash their hands and put on their aprons and toque blanche (in case you don’t speak French, it’s a chef’s white hat); they were transformed into young chefs!
Next, they were given a card to write their names, a molding plate, and a small plastic spoon.
It came time for the long anticipated tasting, students tasted a wide variety of chocolate fillings ranging from vanilla to Nutella; however, not all flavors were well received. “I like the vanilla and Nutella flavors but orange and mint chocolate flavors tasted like toothpaste!” expressed fifth grader Malak Amr.
One of the Egyptian staff members took them to an outdoor area where he educated them about chocolate: how it is made, where the cocoa is grown, and how it is packaged. After that, students and teachers were given even more chocolate to boost their energy for the next part of their day.
As they headed back into the factory, the students got to choose the type of chocolate to dip their molding plates into. After anxiously waiting for approximately 15 minutes, students received the chocolates they made along with a certificate for their participation.
The NIS young chefs went home with knowledge, experience, a certificate, and a little something for their sweet tooth. It was the prefect trip for chocoholics out there!