Chocolate Personalities

Personality Profiles

This list has been adapted and extended from Chocolate: The Consuming Passion by the fabulous Sandra Boynton. What type of chocolate personality do you have?

1.  The Pastoral Chocolatist
Profile: Pensive, pleasant, somewhat shy
Favorite time of day: Mid-afternoon
Favorite Season: Summer
Color preference: Yellow, green
Social orientation: Likes family gatherings
Preferred activities: Strolling, ruminating
Choice of music: Lyrical
Relationship with chocolate: Familiar
Choice of chocolate: MILK


2   The Genteel Theobromian
Profile: Affable leader, secretly cynical
Favorite time of day: Dusk
Favorite Season: Winter
Color preference: Blue
Social orientation: Enjoys discussion groups and committees
Preferred activities: Philosophizing, analytical digression
Choice of music:   Baroque
Relationship with chocolate: Bingeful
Choice of chocolate: DARK


3.   The Refined Palette
Profile: Artistic, intellectual, reclusive
Favorite time of day: Late evening
Favorite Season: Autumn
Color preference: Grey
Social orientation: Shuns company
Preferred activities: Painting, reading
Choice of music:   Symphonic
Relationship with chocolate: Formal, but intense
Choice of chocolate: BITTER

4.   The Sensuous Chocophile
Profile: Moody, impulsive, self-indulgent
Favorite time of day: Late morning (2pm or so)
Favorite Season: Spring
Color preference: Lavender by day, red by night
Social orientation: Likes visitors
Preferred activities: Lounging, bathing, dining
Choice of music: Romantic
Relationship with chocolate: Extremely cordial
Choice of chocolate: CHOCOLATES

5.   The Vanilla Personality
Profile: Turkey
Favorite time of day: Depends on TV schedule
Favorite Season: Also depends on TV schedule
Color preference: Fuchsia, chartreuse
Social orientation: Backward
Preferred activities: TV, carob-bean cruises
Choice of music: AM radio
Relationship with chocolate: mutual antipathy
Choice of chocolate: WHITE (or jelly beans)

6.   The Omnivore
Profile: Enthusiastic, generous, inclusive
Favorite time of day: Lunchtime/dessert
Favorite Season: Baseball/football
Color preference: Orange
Social orientation: Sports teams/fans
Preferred activities: Baseball, watching football
Choice of music:   Musicals, pop music
Relationship with chocolate: Playful, hedonistic
Choice of chocolate: ANY, even nougat

7.   The Melancholy Elitist
Profile: Discriminating, exclusive, retrospective
Favorite time of day: Dinner at 8pm
Favorite Season: Indian summer
Color preference: Black
Social orientation: Epicurious
Preferred activities: Cooking, wine tasting, elevated conversation
Choice of music:   Liturgical
Relationship with chocolate: Black tie
Choice of chocolate: UNSWEETENED, single source chocolate truffles