Does chocolate take over your life to the extent that your cravings come before everything else? Try answering these fun and simple questions and find out the real truth about your favorite indulgence!
It's your friend's birthday and the only present that comes to mind is a box of chocolates. Do you:
a) Buy her a box of your favourite chocolates and hope she will open them in front of you, so that you can devour most of them yourself?
b) Buy her a box of her favourite chocolates and insist that she eats them all herself?
c) Have some chocolates sent to her house, so that you don't even have to look at them?
d) It's no use! The prospect of giving a box of chocolates to anyone else is too much to bear; so it's time to think again?
A work colleague is leaving to go to a new job and brings an enormous chocolate cake into the office on her last day. Do you:
a) Politely decline - on the grounds that you are on a diet?
b) Down tools immediately, you could never sit and work while chocolate cake was a few inches away from you?
c) Accept a piece and eat it quickly, so that you are available to polish off any leftovers?
d) Leave the room straightaway; claiming you must dash off to do an important job and hope it is all gone when you return?
A common 'saying' is that many people prefer chocolate to sex! Do you:
a) Absolutely agree? Nothing comes before your chocolate!
b) Decide that chocolate will be here today and gone today, but sex can always wait until tomorrow?
c) Totally disagree? You can always have chocolate after sex!
d) Find yourself struggling to decide between the two?
You and your partner are invited out to friends for a meal. When a severely chocolaty dessert arrives on the table, everyone (including you) is full. Do you:
a) Say you couldn't possibly eat another thing, or you might explode?
b) Wish you hadn't eaten so much for the other courses? A lesson to be learnt for the future.
c) Squeeze some in? It seems a pity for all that chocolate to go to waste!
d) Politely say that you are full, but rather than regretting it the next day, say that you could always take some home to eat later?
Christmas is always a bad time for anyone trying to avoid chocolate, as boxes seem to be everywhere in the workplace and become too much for most of us to bear. Do you:
a) Feel unconcerned about the prospect of having chocolate staring at you from every angle; you'll just eat what you want? After all it is Christmas!
b) Decide it's time to take a few 'sickies.' It's the only way you are going to get into that new dress?
c) Display complete willpower and walk past every box, without looking?
d) Sneak into work early one morning and remove all the boxes out of sight, without eating any? MF
You are alone in the house with no chocolate and the kids are in bed asleep. A sudden craving for chocolate comes over you, unable to leave the house. Do you:
a) Desperately search through the kids' school bags, hoping you might find something - even though there's not much hope?
b) Call one of your friends and ask them to bring some over, as it's an emergency?
c) Call your partner and inform him that his evening at the gym is not as important as your chocolate. He'd better come home straightaway?
d) Turn off the T.V. - avoiding all those chocolate adverts - and sit down to read a good book instead?
You decide to 'throw' a barbeque and everyone thinks a chocolate fondue is the perfect end to the meal. Does the sight of all that melted chocolate make you:
a) Run for the nearest ladle?
b) Ditch the barbeque, you'd rather go straight to dessert?
c) Make sure you get the most marshmallows, so you can have more to dip in the chocolate?
d) Keep yourself distracted by the 'Hot Dogs?' or at least that's what you're telling yourself.
You entered a competition on a chocolate bar to win a day at a chocolate factory, with as much chocolate as you can eat. Never imagining you would win, you find yourself the lucky winner. Do you:
a) Jump around in excitement. You can hardly wait to tell your friends, they'll be so jealous?
b) Let someone else go in your place. The prospect is too much to endure?
c) Ask if you can take a friend? After all you don't want to be sick on your own in a strange place.
d 'Grit your teeth' and throw the letter away, hoping that they (and you) will forget all about it?
A mystery box of chocolates, in the shape of a heart, is delivered to your door on Valentines Day. Do you:
a) Rip the box open immediately and devour them? After all, a box of chocolates is a box of chocolates!
b) Look at them lovingly and wonder who sent them? Not wishing to spoil the box by opening them.
c) Put them in a prominent place in the house, so anyone visiting can see them, then you can eat them later?
d) Put them away in a safe place and treasure them forever?
How many chocolate biscuits do you eat a day?
a) At least one packet? You can't cope without your daily allowance!
b) You only eat them on shopping day? After that they have all gone!
c) You are not quite sure, because you spend most days eating other peoples?
d) None. You are on a strict diet and you never keep any in the house. Even the kids aren't allowed any? MF
1 a) 4 b) 1 c) 2 d) 3
2 a) 1 b) 3 c) 4 d) 2
3 a) 3 b) 4 c) 2 d) 1
4 a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4
5 a) 4 b) 3 c) 1 d) 2
6 a) 2 b) 3 c) 4 d) 1
7 a) 4 b) 3 c) 2 d) 1
8 a) 4 b) 2 c) 3 d) 1
9 a) 4 b) 2 c) 3 d) 1
10 a) 4 b) 3 c) 2 d) 1
10 and under
Congratulations for having such amazing willpower. It doesn't matter how much you want to eat chocolate, it's not going to take over your life, or prevent you from getting into your favorite clothes!
11 - 24
You like other people to think you have chocolate under control. Sadly you are only deluding yourself - your chocolate tendencies are more obvious than you seem to think!
25 - 30
You are a true chocoholic! There is nothing standing in the way of you and your chocolate and you don't care who knows it. Any man in your life will have to be prepared to be second best!
Ã“ Jane Grimshaw 2006