London, Jul 19 (IANS): Our favourite ice cream flavour can explain something important about us. A study has found it can reveal the kind of personality we have.
The study found how the ones fond of vanilla flavour were more likely to be impulsive and idealist, while chocoholics were dramatic and flirtatious, while Rocky Road lovers were good listeners. Praline 'n Cream fans are loving and supportive, Daily Mail reported.
In the study, conducted by Baskin Robbins ahead of the National Ice Cream Month, Alan Hirsh, founder of Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, tried to identify how some ice cream flavours may suggest about individual personalities.
Hirsch said that they uncovered quite a few surprising finds. "For instance, we found that people who prefer Rainbow Sherbet are more pessimistic than you would think, in spite of the flavour's bright taste profile, and that those who prefer Rocky Road are actually very good listeners."
And, the ones preferring Mint Chocolate Chip tend to be argumentative.
"National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to enjoy your favourite ice cream flavour, and this year we wanted our guests to have fun by learning what their favourite flavour says about them," said Dan Wheeler, from the ice cream chain.
In 1984, president Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.
He recognised ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 per cent of the nation's population.