Eugene presented information about the history of potato chips as well as a detailed explanation of the process they go through from growing in the ground to being transported in packages ready for sale in the supermarkets. Then she shared the packet out so everyone could have a taste of the bbq flavoured potato chips. The packet said they were made in Malaysia so we discussed why it could be better to buy crisps made in Malaysia rather than somewhere far away such as America. We decided they were fresher, cheaper and better for the air as not so much smoke from petrol in boats and planes was used.
Una had a tortilla packet from Australia, which is closer than buying the same thing made in countries further away such as Europe and America. We were interested in looking at the sachet inside the packet which helps keep them fresh on their journey from the factory to our plate.
Daniyal brought in a Nutella jar from Australia and a Yorkshire tea box from England. He said he bought the Nutella here, but the tea his parents bought in England and they brought it to Singapore in their suitcase. We wondered if tea grows in England like it does in Sri-Lanka. Then we looked at the box which said it was blended and packed in England, but not grown there.