Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Boys have sweeter tooth than GIRLS!!

If you think you can enjoy that box of chocolates that your boyfriend gifted,all by yourself-think again!He probably is expecting his share of the goodies which is probably why he bought them in the first place(ever heard of killing two birds with one stone?)!!How naive we are......,well not anymore.
A new research conducted on school children all over Denmark by the Danish Science Communication and the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen now suggests that boys need 20% more sweetness in the food to recognize it as tasty!!
The findings also shows that girls have are better at recognizing tastes than boys. Boys also preferred wilder and more extreme flavours,whereas the girls preferred more muted flavours.
So,the next time your BF/hubby get's you a box of chocolates you can give him "that" I know-it-all smile!!
Read more:
  1. The Daily Telegraph:Boys Have Sweeter Tooth Than Girls.
  2. AusFoodNews: New research establishes different tastes of girls and boys.

17 comments:

Pearl said...

sweta! how interesting! thanks!

the ungourmet said...

That explains everything! My son is crazy for sweets!

My husband likes anything but chocolate. He's crazy!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I made Rasmalai last week and everything was fine with me and with the guest (lady) whom we visited... but he was totally unhappy cos he thought it was not sweet!!! Now understand why!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

very interesting but my hubby only got hooked on chocies after ebing with me I corrupted him!

girlichef said...

Really!? My hubby definitely qualifies.

Yasmeen said...

My toddler is already showing the signs of having a big sweet tooth, Mr.Health Nut is usually low on sugar but doesn't mind occasional sweet indulgence:)

Jenn said...

Ya. I can see that. I thought I had a bad sweet tooth. Now that I think of it. my little cousin (boy) ate three bars of chocolate I gave him on the same day.

Gina said...

My bf has a HUGE sweet tooth, but I swear he is rare! I have met so many men who don't even like sweets, and I feel like a lot of my girlfriends' bfs don't like them. Sometimes I wish Nick wasn't as addicted to sugar as me, but other times it's kind of fun :) He did buy me chocolate once, but it was dark chocolate (which he hates) so I knew it was for me and me only!

Sweta said...

Pearl-most welcome!
Kim,Ramya,Dar,Jenn:isn't this such a feel-good research result?!!I had to put a post on it:)
Reb-hmmm,I'm sure he had a soft corner for Indian sweets(ask him about payasam)!
Yasmeen:same here with my toddler!!
Gina-that's sweet of him to buy you chocolates that he won't touch:)BTW,we have the same situation here-hubby and I love sweets :(

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

this is so interesting! I've never thought men needs more sweetness!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Ha-Ha! Great study and a great find...

5 Star Foodie said...

I can easily believe that boys have sweeter tooth that girls but would the results be the same for grown men? My husband had a huge sweet tooth when he was a boy but he really doesn't care so much for sweets at all now.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That's definitely true as far as my husband is concerned! :P

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi Sweta, Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a very interesting blog...so many useful information...I loved reading all your posts...keep in touch :)

Pooja said...

How sweet! Interesting post! No wonder my hubby still buys chocolates for me. He gets his share too :)

Sweta said...

Coco,Pooja-well,now you know!!
HCOF,Gita-thanks:)
Natasha-well,there are exceptions to every rule.Maybe the next research will be on men and women ;)
Lorraine-welcome!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

LOL... thats a nice thought. Great fact too:)