Archive for July, 2013

            Recently a dietitian on an EML (electronic mailing list) shared a link from a blog that originated from WiseGEEK. WiseGEEK showed what 200 calorie servings of  varied foods looked like. I cannot verify total accuracy, but I believe the contents worthy of checking. The presentation may serve as an eye-opener.

            I hope you enjoy this link as much as I did. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm

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Vanilla Ice Cream Cone 8-6-09 1

Vanilla Ice Cream Cone 8-6-09 1 (Photo credit: stevendepolo)

My blog mostly discusses the relationship of foods to health. Sometimes it’s good to look at the lighter side and include fun information.

This is National Ice cream Month. Baskin Robbins partnered with Dr. Alan Hirsh, an expert in taste and smell, to identify what some of their most popular flavors suggest about one’s personality. Results revealed the most likely personality associated with Ice cream choices.

  • Vanilla: impulsive, easily suggestible and an idealist.
  • Chocolate: dramatic, lively, charming, flirtatious, seductive and gullible. (I wonder what that says about my favorite, Death by Chocolate?)
  • Very Berry Strawberry: tolerant, devoted and an introvert.
  • Mint Chocolate Chip: argumentative, frugal and cautious.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: ambitious, competitive and a visionary.
  • Pralines ‘n Cream: loving, supportive and preferring to avoid the spotlight.
  • Jamoca: scrupulous, conscientious and a moral perfectionist.
  • Chocolate Chip: generous, competent and a go-getter.
  • Rainbow Sherbet: analytic, decisive and pessimistic.
  • Rocky Road: aggressive, engaging and a good listener.

Whatever you think of their research and results, if you love ice cream you can take a chance on winning your favorite. On July 21, 2013 between 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m EDT, Baskin Robbins will offer a sweepstakes on Twitter to win gift cards for their products. Find more information about the research and the sweepstakes at this site.


Enjoy National Ice Cream Month.

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