Thursday, November 17, 2011
Pudding Your Dessert Where Your Waist Is
What's your favourite part of a meal at a restaurant? I'd have to say mine is dessert. And more often than not that dessert involves chocolate.
A meal at a restaurant is nice once in a while. It frees your wife or girlfriend from spending hours preparing a dinner only to see it vanish in under 10 minutes.
And you can take your time with your better half. An evening of quality time spent in a chic bistro, sipping a nice chablis for her, gulping a couple of Coronas for me. A knowing wink, a subtle nod in anticipation of what might come later...snuggling up close together, looking deep into one another's eyes, then gazing intently at...the dessert menu.
What the heck did you think I was talking about. That stuff's not suitable for a blog. And if I wrote about it as often as I got it? Well, let's just say my posts would be, um, intermittent?
Any way, back to the restaurant and...dessert.
Did you know that 7 in 10 women take at least 20 minutes to decide whether or not to have dessert in a restaurant? "Waiter, another Corona over here?" Apparently the delay is due to coming to grips with possibly moving up to another dress size.
A British survey discovered, nevertheless, that after those 20 minutes most women would finally order a dessert. Oddly enough the survey didn't ask how long it takes the average woman to "choose" a desert. "Waiter, another Corona over here?" after having finally deciding to have one.
No surprise that the survey found men don't think twice about ordering dessert. Unlike women, however, they don't order it to share with their partner.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this story from Britain is the comment made by the company spokesperson that conducted the survey. "As a nation, over the past couple of years, we have become more adventurous with flavours...". Yeah, right. Like Brits have taste? This from a nation who's national dish is fish and chips or steak and kidney pie.
Desserts in Britain are another thing. The top 5 favoured by Brits are:
2. Chocolate Fudge Cake
3. Banoffee Pie
4. Ice Cream Sundae
5. Apple Pie
Okay, so who doesn't like cheesecake.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say I think I'd choose the chocolate.
I've never had Banoffee Pie. I wonder how that got invented. After some guy accidentally stuck his banana in his cup of coffee?
And Ice Cream Sundae and Apple Pie? Are those Brits pretending to be Americans?
So, guys, isn't it about time you took your woman friend out for a nice dinner at a restaurant? Go ahead. You guys deserve your just desserts.