Andrew (15) What do you mean?
Maureen: Well, for this chocolate mousse, all you do is heat water, add chocolate, wait until it melts and then whip it into mousse.
Tim: How does that work?
Maureen: Because… science! II don’t understand it either, so let’s just leave it at science. Usually with a chocolate mousse, you whip egg whites and then fold in melted chocolate, so I was surprised when this worked. What do you think?
Andrew: It seems very rich to me.
Maureen: There may be some operator error in this, too. I may have over-whipped the mousse, but I wasn’t sure what consistency it should have. I also followed the suggestion and mixed the chocolate with equal parts water and orange juice. I think it’s nice.
Nicholas (11): I’m not so sure about the orange juice. I think it’s overwhelming mine.
Tim: I like the orange juice.
Maureen: I think this is good, but I’m not sure I did it correctly. It is very rich.
Andrew: I don’t really like it.
Nicholas: Neither do I.
Maureen: Maybe this chocolate mousse is for sophisticated palates only.
Tim: Maybe so. Then there would be more for us!