Analyze This!

I am feeling a bit uneasy and cannibalistic discussing this but did you know that how you eat gingerbread boy tells a lot about you? There are so many ways we can self-analyze ourselves, but I found this one particularly entertaining.

Apparently if you eat the head first, says Dr. Alan Hirsch, you are a natural born leader. I always eat the head first. For some reason it just makes sense to me. As for the natural born leader stuff, well, maybe—because I am not a very good follower. Just ask any man I have ever slow danced with or with whom I have ever slow danced if you are in proper grammar mood (although I am not 100% sure of this as I am getting a bit spongy.)

Dr. Hirsch is the neurological director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, and one would think he had better things to do than analyze how we eat our gingerbread—but apparently not. Personally I think he may have just made up this seasonal anecdote, but I am a bit sceptical by nature.

If his analysis is true, then I wish that I ate the left arm of my gingerbread boy first because that means that I am creative. I am going to stay away from the right arm altogether though, as eating it first means you are pessimistic. I do not need any more pessimism in my life, so if you see a trail of gingerbread right arms anywhere, you will know I have been there.

Now, eating the legs is a whole different ball game—if you prefer to start there it means you are sensitive. I do not start with the legs, but my husband often says I have “delicate sensibilities” which translated means of course, that I am a pain in the neck, and possibly down a bit further. So it is amazing that I do not eat the legs first, but I don’t. (Are you lookin’ at me?)

The article from which I gleaned these fascinating facts was written by an unknown editor in the December Food Network magazine. It was accompanied by a picture of a gingerbread boy with his mouth likened to the famous “Scream” painting, and there was a bite out of his head. A little unsettling to say the least—maybe I will forego eating any gingerbread boys this season.

So, where do you take your first bite into a gingerbread boy?

Published in: on November 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm  Comments (18)  

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  1. Head first – which upon reflection, sounds a bit barbaric… 😉

  2. Well, I guess we won’t be able to tell anything about me because I hate gingerbread LOL!

    • so you are off the hook–if I had to guess though you would eat the left arm–cause that would explain your beautiful creative photography

      • Well, aren’t you a sweetheart :). Thank you so much!

  3. I’m a leg lady…I always feel bad eating the head first. Ha

  4. I think, I am rather random eating whichever part first…..what does that mean? Interesting post Lou.

  5. LOL I don’t even know what I do, I just gobble it down 😛
    Can he even analyse me?

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. I’m going to begin to write a column about how one eats things tells a lot about their personality–no, a book. This sounds like the kind of thing that could sell. Kind of like a Cosmo quiz but with food. HA! I don’t know which part I eat first, Lou but it’s most likely the part that is closest to my mouth when I pick it up so If I pick it up by the head, I’m probably going to bite that little rascal’s foot first. What does it mean if I eat the foot first?

    Open mouth, insert foot? I’ve done that many times in my life and I’m not talking about just eating a gingerbread man.

    • if you eat the foot first it means that you are not only sensitive–but sensitive of others–no foot in the mouth disease for you my friend

  7. Who knew a gingerbread man could have so much power? I think I eat the left arm first but that is looking at him face to face. My left arm to his right. Now I am confused. Maybe I am a leader or maybe creative? Or maybe a creative leader since I start with the arms. A fun post!

    • I am sure that you are a creative leader–no doubt in my mind–the gingerbread man knows….

  8. Legs first here! I have a system – legs first, then arm, then torso and finally the head. I’ve always done it that way. xD

  9. hmmm… your posts are fascinating as usual, and… food for thought! What does it mean if your like to dunk your gingerbread “person” in coffee or milk, and then eat the left leg?

    • so you like to drown your guy first, eh? ha ha–you are definitely a creative soul no matter what the good dr. says

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