Ice-cream is an ideal food sign because of its whimsical, emotional qualities. Favourite flavours are so revealing that couples should consider meeting in ice-cream parlours rather than cocktail bars, says US researcher Alan Hirsch in What’s Your Food Sign? (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). Here’s what he has to say about what tickles your taste buds:
Vanilla You’re colourful, impulsive and suggestible. A private person who enjoys close relationships with others, you’re likely to enjoy soap operas and romantic novels.
Double chocolate chunk You’re charming, flirtatious and seductive. A novelty seeker, you get bored easily. An intuitive person, you tend to play hunches rather than leaning on logic.
Strawberries and cream An introvert, you don’t handle the stresses of life well. Others can make you feel guilty, and you become irritable and cranky easily.
Chocolate chip You’re ambitious, with a competitive streak that leads others to call you a gogetter. You’re charming and enjoy being catered to.
Butter pecan You’re principled, intelligent, conscientious and a perfectionist. When you play a game or sport, you show an aggressive, competitive side and are quick to criticise yourself.
Strawberry You’re content to be a follower rather than a leader and are happy working behind the scenes. You don’t fall head-over-heels in love at first sight, but you’re loyal and supportive when committed.
Coffee You live life with gusto. You throw yourself headfirst into everything, so you sometimes find yourself over-committed. The opposite sex find you appealing.
Rocky road You’re engaging in social situations, but aggressive and goaldirected at the office. You tend to be cynical and are known to lose your temper when faced with inconveniences.