Mozza's butterscotch budinoEXPAND
Mozza's butterscotch budino
Anne Fishbein

Personality Test: What Your Favorite Dessert Says About You

Check out our annual restaurant issue, which this year celebrates desserts, out this Thursday, August 8.

If you're the type of person who often orders dessert, surely you've noticed that you tend to get the same type. You're partial to cakes, maybe, or pies, or you just need a little bit of chocolate before you get on with your night.

Whatever it is, your choice -- like an awful lot of your life choices -- probably reveals a little something about you. Which is where we come in: Playing armchair psychologist, we've made a few guesses as to what your favorite dessert says about your personality. Consider this one more thing to discuss with your therapist.

Anything with chocolate

You're a single-issue voter, your favorite Beatle is Ringo, and you take far too much time picking out vegetables at the market.

Butterscotch Budino

You are damn proud to live in Los Angeles.

José Andrés, with lollipop
José Andrés, with lollipop
A. Scattergood

All of the desserts at The Bazaar's Patisserie Room

You love the macarons at Bottega Louie and sympathize with Veruca Salt more than you may care to admit. Generally, you prefer desserts that have been deconstructed and plated to resemble forest detritus.


You love people, you love celebrating, you love celebrating with people. Really, you don't want the party to end; indeed, dessert was originally served to prolong the night, a fun fact you always share with your dining companions as you order that slice of cake. In fact, you'll usually order more than one dessert just to keep the festivities going and to make sure that everyone is as happy as you are eating cake. Your Myers-Briggs personality type is ISFP, ENFJ or ESTP.

Cheese plate

Your choice Monopoly token is the iron, your favorite classic-rock band is Jethro Tull, and you find pies in jars extremely aggravating, in both concept and execution.

farmers market peaches
farmers market peaches
A. Scattergood

An organic nectarine, peach or other piece of fruit presented, whole, on a plate

In the Portlandia episode about you, you explain that, though you have had many elaborate desserts prepared by many great chefs, no one can top the work of the best chef in the world: Mother Nature.

Pie (in a jar)

One of your favorite gifts to give is vodka that you've infused with vanilla. You have a vegetable garden, or really, really wish you had one; in either case, you contemplate becoming a part-time farmer at least once a month. Your Facebook profile photo is a tasteful self-portrait, and before work got in the way, you were on a dodgeball team.

Pie (slice, new school-style)

You believe that rules are meant to be broken, boundaries are meant to be pushed, and Pop Rocks belong in ice cream. You have strong feelings about whether Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City is one of the best albums of the year, and your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was Michelangelo. Upon learning that Pluto is no longer classified as a planet, you were outraged.

Pie (slice, old school-style)

You believe that rules are meant to be followed, boundaries are meant to be respected, and Pop Rocks belong in the 1980s. You have strong feelings about whether Hall & Oates' Private Eyes was one of the band's best albums, and you don't have a favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Upon learning that Pluto is no longer classified as a planet, you were outraged.

Pizookie at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

You find comfort in big-box stores -- after all, you grew up in the suburbs and can't wait to move back -- and have attended every one of your class reunions thus far. Your favorite Muppet is Kermit the Frog, and you're a get-along sneezer. As a child, you rarely won a game of Clue, but you did pretty well at the game of Life.


Your previous favorite desserts include red velvet cupcakes, the macarons at Bottega Louie and frozen yogurt at Pinkberry. Your favorite color is glitter, you cried all over again during Titanic 3-D, and you visit Hello Giggles about as often as you add something to your Pinterest board, which is to say: at least three times a day.

See also:

- Sherry Yard's Sweet Independence: After 19 Years With Wolfgang Puck, She's Creating Her Own Empire

- Are Pastry Chefs an Endangered Species?

- 10 Legendary Los Angeles Desserts, Then and Now

- Candy for Dinner: Dining Out at the Movies

- Dessert Cocktails: Boozy After-Dinner Treats

- Dude Desserts: 5 Great Manly Sweets From L.A. Restaurants

- You Could Show L.A.'s Diversity By Mapping Its Desserts

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