Saturday, November 14, 2015

Blog #6: Ice Cream Sundae

Ice Cream Sundae
Ice Cream Sundaes are so much fun to make and are also very easy to make.  I usually make these when I am babysitting and the children love it.  This is a classic dessert that almost anyone knows how to make.  You start with any flavor of ice cream, my personal favorite for this purpose is Vanilla Bean.  Then you add any toppings you want: sprinkles, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, m&ms, Oreo crumbs, peanut butter cups, mini chocolate chips, or any other candy or fruit. My personal favorite toppings to add are peanut butter cups, sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry! Like I said, little kids love to make this and it's a fun activity to do while babysitting.  Not only do children like it, but most teens and adults do too.  It brings you back to your childhood and just brightens the mood of everyone.

Below is my favorite ice cream sundae to get when I am out with friends at Friendly's.

Four Types of Products
The four different types of products are high-learning, low-learning, fashion, and fad products.
              high-learning products: With these products, consumers need to learn a lot about the product    
              before purchasing it.  An example of this a computer.
              low-learning products: With these products, you do not need to learn a lot and right when
              you purchase the item, you know exactly what to do with it and how to use it.
              fashion products: These products come and go within the market.  They can show up for a
              while and be very in style, then go away for a while, then come back again years later.  A big
               example of this in today's time period is high-waisted pants.
              fad products: These products are usually only in the market for a short period of time, but
              when they are in the market, the sales are very rapid.  An example of this would be silly
              bands that were popular a few years back.

Ice cream sundaes would be classified as low-learning products because you don't need to learn a lot about how to make sundaes.  When you purchase the ice cream and the toppings, you know exactly what to do with them.  It is also easily imitated by competitors because anyone can make an ice cream sundae.  It is a delicious treat that just about everyone loves and will enjoy.

Blog #5: Brownies

Brownies are a classic dessert that is simple and easy to make.  You can make it for just about any occasion.  There are a few different recipes and ways on how to make it.  You can add cream cheese, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, icing and much more!  My personal favorite type of brownie to make is when I add chocolate chips and chocolate icing.  This is a great dessert to bring to family and friend gatherings.  You can decorate them for almost any holiday or occasion simply by just adding some colorful sprinkles.  Below is another one of my favorite recipes from Betty Crocker's site that include cream cheese and chocolate chips.  It takes a little bit of time to make these but it is a simple recipe that turns out great every single time!

There are two different types of goods: durable and nondurable.  Durable goods lasts over a long period of time while non durable goods last only for one or two uses.  In this case with brownies, they are a non durable good because once you eat it, it is gone.  You only get one main use out of them.  

Classifying Products
There are 4 types of consumer products: convenience, shopping, specialty, and unsought.          
        Convenience: These products are usually bought frequently; like milk or eggs. 
        Shopping: These products are things people have to think about a little more before buying
        and compare with other products; like a hair cut or new shoes.
        Specialty: These products are things you need to learn more about before purchasing
        because they are very expensive; like cars.
        Unsought: These products are thing you don't think about at all or don’t want to think 
        about; like life insurance.   

Brownies aren't usually bought as frequently as things like milk and eggs but in this case, it isn't as extreme as shopping products, therefore it is classified as a convenience product. However, if you have severe food allergies or may be gluten free, brownies could be classified as shopping products because you would have to think a little more about buying them to make sure you get the right product to fit your needs.