If you stopped by a Good Times Burgers during October, chances are you sampled Littleton High School senior Peter Blei’s “Scary Berry Crunch.” …
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If you stopped by a Good Times Burgers during October, chances
are you sampled Littleton High School senior Peter Blei’s “Scary
The Halloween-inspired “Spoonbender” flavor was created during
Junior Achievement’s Business Week in June where high school
students worked on apprentice-style projects to learn the business
of well, business.
“Scary Berry Crunch: the frozen custard with the monster munch,”
is a blend of vanilla frozen custard, strawberries, caramel and
And in the words of Blei and team, “it tastes fantastic.”
After surveying people to see what kind of treat they would want
to eat, the team started creating different flavors to try.
Eventually, they decided to mix two different flavors together,
creating the winning combination.
Ten percent of the profits from the sale of the “Scary Berry
Crunch” during October were split among the students.
Ten student companies were tasked with creating a new frozen
treat for Business Week, while adhering to real Good Times business
practices, such as budget, product identity standards, marketing,
and mix of ingredients.
Good Times officials were on hand to provide guidance, answer
questions, and give students a behind-the-scenes look at the
operations of a local Good Times store.
Blei and team used their newfound knowledge to brainstorm flavor
ideas, consider the pros and cons of various “mix-in” ingredients,
and consider creative names, slogans and marketing ideas for the
Blei recently provided samples of “Scary Berry Crunch” frozen
custard for the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education and
everyone in attendance at the Oct. 22 meeting.
Littleton High School student Taylor Scholfield, also won a
first-place seat at Business Week, by teaming up with Walmart and
Natural Capitalism Solutions to develop a marketing plan to promote
the “Green” awareness fair, held in July at the Walmart store in
Lakewood. His team created the theme “Health for Wealth: Saving
Green. Going Green.”
Junior Achievement Business Week is an annual, summer program
that lets high school students experience the business world.
Students are selected to work with business executives to learn
how local businesses got their start, and to find out more about
themselves and their own business futures, JA officials said.
Interactive presentations and small group discussions delivered
by prominent Colorado Business executives are the academic backbone
Students get a taste of college life by spending the week on a
university campus and living independently in the residence halls
at Johnson and Wales University.
Littleton area high school students also recently participated
in the 2009 Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge.
Nearly 110 teams of high school students competed in a realistic
stock market simulation game to see who could grow their initial
$500,000 investment into the highest net worth “mock” stock
portfolio by investing in 26 fictitious companies.
Teams analyzed, interpreted and reacted to market influences,
such as fictitious world events and industry developments that
impact stock values.
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