Are You a Super Taster?

woman eating food

Do you ever feel like you taste differently than most people? I don’t think I do, but I have definitely cooked for others with super strong taste buds 🙂 I find the idea of super tasters fascinating, and I think that the way we taste may describe culinary differences.

To find out if you’re a super taster, take my latest quiz: Are You a Super Taster? Let me know what you get and if it’s true for you. I read that about 35% of women and 15% of men are super tasters 🙂

Discussion question: What food has too strong of a taste for you?

New Quiz: What Kind of Food Cart Are You?

four food carts
Which food cart should you go to? Take my latest quiz to find out!

Do you like eating at food carts? I think they can be fun. Some of they are really good, and I like that the low overhead for them makes them very creative at times. My city has a lot of food trucks and food carts, and I’ve really enjoyed sampling them over the years. I’m lucky enough to have a breakfast food truck near me, as well as taco, donut, and sandwich carts nearby. Closer to down town, there are all sorts of interesting food carts and trucks – including one devoted to just guacamole. (So crazy!)

My favorite way to go to food trucks and carts is to find a bunch close to each other. That way everyone can eat whatever they want, and you can even sample a little something from each one. I first saw this in dense cities like New York and DC, but now even in Austin you can find a food trailer park full of different food stalls, trucks, and carts. These are super fun places that often include free live music, movies, and fresh farm produce.

The sheer fun of summer food carts inspired my latest quiz:  What Kind of Food Cart Are You?  (food truck quiz to come, I’m sure!) Let me know what you get on this one below, and let me know if you enjoy food carts in general.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Kind of Food Cart Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Have you ever eaten at a food cart? What sort of things have you eaten from them?
  3. What’s your favorite dining out experience? Family restaurant? Chain restaurant? High end? Take out? Food truck / cart?
  4. Take What Comfort Food Are You? What do you think of your result?

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New Quiz: The Mediterranean Food Test

various mediterranean foods
Which of these mediterranean foods do you like best?

Do you like mediterranean food? I am a huge fan of this region’s cuisine! I could probably easily eat my weight in hummus alone, and I love how fresh and healthy so many mediterranean options are. It’s one of my go to cuisines on a warm summer day… Give me a few kabobs, rice / couscous, salads, veggies, dips, whatever! I don’t know if eating this way makes you healthier or not (some studies say yes!), but I hope it does. I could eat this way forever.

My absolute favorite mediterranean food is falafel, but not just any kind… European street style. Those of you who have spent time in Europe know exactly what I mean. Lucky for me, there are is an Amsterdam falafel restaurant right down the street from me here in Austin. I know I’m very spoiled 😉

When I saw the above image of amazing mediterranean foods, I knew I had to write a quiz about it… even if there was no falafel. (Falafel quiz to come, I’m sure!) I hope it makes you as hungry as it made me: The Mediterranean Food Test Comment below and let me know what you get 🙂

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on The Mediterranean Food Test? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like mediterranean food? What kinds? Is it something you go out for… or do you know how to cook it at home?
  3. If you could visit anywhere in the mediterranean, where would you choose to go?  (Let’s say this includes southern France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Whew!)
  4. Eggplant is a big part of mediterranean cuisine but a divisive vegetable for many in the United States. Do you like eggplant?
  5. Take The Italian Food Test What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: What Does Your Favorite Junk Food Say About You?

slice of peperoni pizza
What does your favorite kind of junk food reveal about you?

Do you like junk food? I’m not even going to pretend that I don’t. I try to eat healthy food most of the time, but I definitely like to have a bit of junk food too! I think it’s all about balance and moderation. I try not to eat too much junk food (although it’s difficult when I’m stressed), and I try to find healthier alternatives to the junk food I enjoy.

There is a ton of research on junk food and personality psychology, and some of it is pretty persuasive. It does seem like the food you crave is at least partially based on mood and temperament. However, I’ve always found that this research is a bit lacking – as it doesn’t address the most popular types of junk food.

I wanted to put my own spin on junk food psychology, and I think I have with my latest quiz: What Does Your Favorite Junk Food Say About You? This quick quiz will let you know how your personality matches up with your favorite junk food indulgence. Let me know what you get, and what you think about junk food below!

P.S. – As you may have noticed, there’s no Friday Five this week. I’ve decided to use this time and space to release new quizzes instead. Thanks to everyone who entered the Friday Five, and I hope you’ll enjoy the new quizzes I’m realeasing on Fridays 🙂

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Does Your Favorite Junk Food Say About You? Is it true for you?
  2. What are some of your favorite junk food indulgences?
  3. When are you most likely to eat junk food? How do you incorporate it into a healthy lifestyle?
  4. Take What Comfort Food Are You? What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: What Type of Picnic Are You?

picnic basket on the back of a bicycle
What kind of picnic should you plan for yourself?

Do you love a picnic? I do, and summer is the perfect time for it. I think picnics are fantastic because you can eat whatever you want wherever you want – within reason. So many people will pay a ton of money to sit and eat inside a restaurant with a nice view. And while I understand the appeal of that, why not pack a lunch and take it somewhere amazing?

I think summer is the perfect time to go for a picnic. The weather is obviously beautiful, there are plenty of fun things to do in parks like free concerts, and if you’re lucky, you may be able to cheaply stock up on picnic goodies at your local farmstand or farmers market. All I need is a nice day in the park, some good bread and cheese, a piece of fruit, a blanket, and a good book. If you ask me, that’s bound to be a much better experience than any fancy restaurant can offer.

Have I inspired you with all my picnic talk? I hope so! We could all do with more dining al fresco, myself included. Take my latest quiz to find out what sort of picnic is best for you: What Type of Picnic Are You? And of course, feel free to comment below and let me know what you think of your result!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Type of Picnic Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like to go on a picnic? Why or why not?
  3. If you could pick your dream picnic spot, where would it be?
  4. If you had all the time and resources to fill your picnic basket with any goodies you’d like, then what would you choose?

New Quiz: What California Pizza Are You?

stack of gourmet pizzas
What Californian style pizza best suits you?

Do you like California style pizza? I have to admit that I’m a huge fan of this type of pizza, but I recently just learned it was called California style. California style pizza came around in the 1980s, and it’s just your regular thin crust pizza topped with all sorts of unique toppings. If you have some cash, you may have tried it at Spago. Or if you’re like the rest of us, maybe at California Pizza Kitchen, Whole Foods, or any trendy bistro type restaurant. I love this type of pizza because it’s a little lighter, often healthier, and very creative!

I swore I was not going to do another pizza quiz because I’ve written so many of them. What’s Your Pizza Personality?What Pizza Topping Are You?What Does Your Pizza Say About You?, and The Pizza Test! (Oh, and one more below!) I thought I had said everything I had to say about the matter, but I guess not. Thanks, California Pizza Kitchen for inspiring one more. And who am I kidding? It won’t be the last.

If you like all things pizza like I do, then you’ll like this slightly wacky quiz: What California Pizza Are You? I definitely wrote it for the foodies in the group, but I don’t think you have to be a foodie to enjoy it. Let me know what you think of your result below.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What California Pizza Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. What’s the most unusual pizza topping or combination that you enjoy?
  3. In your opinion, what’s the best city or country for pizza?
  4. Find out what you get on What’s City’s Pizza Are You? Do you get a Californian city or somewhere else?

New Quiz: What Flavor Sorbet Are You?


picture of six different sorbets
What flavor sorbet best suits you?

Are you a fan of sorbet? I am. I eat my fair share of ice cream, but I really like sorbet. It’s a lot lighter than ice cream, so I can enjoy more of it. A cup of sorbet is my hard earned treat in the summer… or not so hard earned 🙂 Growing up, sorbet wasn’t exactly a treat. It tasted a lot like frozen blended fruit. These days, however, I think some amazing sorbets are being made – they are a lot creamier and more delicious than they used to be.

I am lucky to live near an amazing gelato shop that dedicates a lot of time to coming up with interesting sorbet flavors. Come to think of it, a lot of the ice cream shops around me do. In the past few months, I’ve had mango cayenne sorbet, coconut sorbet, avocado sorbet (it was good!), and my favorite, chocolate sorbet. I’m seriously spoiled, especially when I’m able to mix a couple flavors together.

Clearly, my love of sorbet inspired my latest quiz: What Flavor Sorbet Are You? Now that it’s feeling like summer in my neck of the woods, I’ll be enjoying this tasty treat a lot more. Comment below and let me know what you think of your result!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Flavor Sorbet Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like sorbet? What flavors?
  3. Are you more of an ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet type?
  4. What treat do you look forward to each summer? It can be a food, drink, or something else.
  5. Want even more sorbet? What do you get on The Sorbet Test? How does it compare to your other result?

New Quiz: What Color Gummy Bear Are You?

five different colored gummy bears
What color gummy bear are you?


Do you like gummy bears? They were some of my favorite candy growing up. I liked gummy bears and gummy worms and even gummy root beer bottles. I had nails of steel from all that gelatin I was eating. Over time I lost my taste for gummy candy, although I wouldn’t turn a piece down if it were offered to me. (And I’m still waiting for someone to make a good gummy candy alternative for vegetarians and vegans. Let me know if there is such a thing!)

One gummy thing I am obsessed with as an adult is gummy vitamins. I know it’s a little babyish to take them this way, but they taste great! There’s no risk of choking on a pill (not like that’s a big risk anyway!), and I take my vitamins every day now that they taste like candy. I even have some gummy vitamins that look just like gummy bears, which reminded me… I need to write a gummy bear quiz!

As you may know, most Blogthings quiz ideas come from my own inspirations. I tend to write best when I’ve thought of the idea myself. It’s not ideal, but it’s how I work. Occasionally, though, a quiz idea someone else has come up with really inspires me. That’s how it went with this week’s quiz – even though I wrote it years after it was first submitted.

I had a lot of fun writing What Color Gummy Bear Are You? I love the whimsy of a candy quiz, and I was able to play around with both color and flavor psychology a bit. What you get in return is an outcome that is half food, half color quiz 🙂 Give it a whirl, and let me know what you think.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Color Gummy Bear Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Did you eat gummy bears growing up? What was your favorite color?
  3. Do you still eat gummy candy? What kinds?
  4. Have you ever tried gummy vitamins?

New Quiz: The Cereal Test

six different bowls of cereal
What kind of cereal are you?

Do you love breakfast cereal? I was addicted to it as a kid. I had it every morning for breakfast, often while watching cartoons (which often had commercials for the cereal I was eating). It was an integral part of my childhood, and I don’t think I outgrew cereal for breakfast until I was in my late teens. I’ll still have it occasionally for a quick fix or craving.

As an adult, I still like breakfast cereal just as much. I have switched from having it first thing in the morning to last thing at night. For some reason, a bowl of cereal is the nighttime snack I crave most… especially while I’m watching TV. I have asked around, and it seems like I’m not the only one with this unusual midnight snack craving.

Of course, many of us think that the cereal you choose has a lot to do with your personality. I tend to agree. My cereal choice has changed along with me over the years. When I was younger, I liked more sugary choices. As a older kid, I liked plainer cereal and lots of it. As I got into adulthood, and more responsible, I choose more whole grain type cereals.

What about you? Do you love cereal and think your choice says something about you? Take The Cereal Test to find out.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on The Cereal Test? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you eat cereal? Do you eat it for breakfast? Or like me, do you eat it more as a snack?
  3. What was your favorite cereal as a kid? Do you have the same favorite as an adult?
  4. And since breakfast cereal and cartoons go so well together, what was your favorite cartoon as a kid?

New Quiz: Are You Chocolate, Strawberry, or Vanilla?

two types of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream
What flavor ice cream are you?

Did you grow up eating Neapolitan ice cream? I loved it! Something about the mix of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavors was always just right for me. If you’re not familiar with Neapolitan ice cream, it’s a classic flavor that has vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate side by side. More modern versions of Neapolitan ice cream may mix the flavors a bit, but the original way to have it was with them separate 🙂

I’ve been wanting to make a quiz based on the Neapolitan ice cream flavors for a long time, but I wanted to put my own spin on it. There are plenty of personality profiles on ice cream floating around, in fact, Blogthings has many of our own ice cream quizzes. And while I absolutely love each and every one of these quizzes, I didn’t want to bore you
(and myself) with a twist on the same old thing.

So I found the perfect images for this quiz ages ago, and I held on to them, waiting to be inspired. And then today, I found it… the twist I was looking for! Of all things, it was a management white paper talking about how people have chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry work personalities. With a lot of tweaking (especially removing the boring work parts), I was able to come up with a quiz that satisfied me. All the fun of a flavorful ice cream quiz with some real personality insights!

So which are you? Chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla? Take my new quiz to find out: Are You Chocolate, Strawberry, or Vanilla?

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on Are You Chocolate, Strawberry, or Vanilla? Is it true for you?
  2. Between chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla, which is your favorite flavor overall?
  3. What flavor ice cream is your ultimate favorite?

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