Monday, May 18, 2015

Keeping It Real - Food For Thought

We are what we eat. . . or so the saying goes. According to scientists, this statement may be true. Apparently, bacteria inside our guts affect how we think and even behave. Interesting!  Food affecting personality. Huh?!  What a fun way to add another dimension to our characters by pairing their personality to the types of food they eat.

Doing a little research, this is what I came up with for snacks and ice cream:

Snack Foods and Personality
1. Tortilla chips - ideal house guest, concerned about others, strive for excellence
2. Pretzels - energetic, Life of the Party, likes novelty and challenges, starts new projects without  
                    finishing old projects
3. Snack Crackers - thoughtful, shy, avoids confrontations, doesn't want to hurt people's feelings,
                     diverse interests & has multiple projects going on at once
4. Cheese Curls - formal, proper, conscientious, high morals & sense of justice, planner
5. Meat Snacks - social, generous, loyal, self-sacrificing

                                                           Ice Cream and Personality


 1. Vanilla - classy, wise, respectful
 2. Strawberry - kind, but bold
 3. Chocolate - smart, loved, talented
 4. Mint Chocolate Chip - jovial, but complains about social injustices
 5. Coffee - laid back
 6. Cookies and Cream - smart & loves reading
 7. Butter Pecan - old fashion values, classic
 8. Green Tea - calm on the outside, personal strengthen on the inside
 9. Rocky Road - risk taker
10. Cookie Dough - child at heart & charming
11. Chocolate Chip - know what you want
12. Peanut Butter - rowdy, go after what you want
13. Chocolate Peanut Butter - hugger
14. Pistachio - sophisticated

For some more fun with food, try out these sites:

And remember, it doesn't matter whether a character is sweet or salty.  In the end, readers just want a character who is real.  Happy snacking . . .  I mean reading!

And in case you are wondering about my ice cream choice, then yup, I'm jovial and I totally complain about social injustices.  I am Mint Chocolate Chip all the way!!! 


  1. This is such a fun idea! Thanks for posting!

    1. Glad you liked it. I also thought the eating habit articles were interesting and could authors having lots of fun with those habits.