If you are what you eat, what if you eat a box of chocolates?
The center or filling that you love can tell you a lot about yourself. What is it about the center that attracts you? These centers -- their smell, their taste, their texture -- link into your moods, your thoughts, your self-esteem. By understanding what the centers suggest, you may be able to understand your feelings better. Of course, this is just a fun exercise. But playing the game can help get you thinking along the right lines. So why not take some time out with chocolate and find your center?
Almond: Quick thinking and freedom loving, you thrive on change and variety. You can also appear flippant at times, and you may have a tendency to flit from one thing or person to another.
Apricot: Gentle and self-assured, you like to help others and create warmth and security in your surroundings. You can also lack patience and find it hard to trust others.
Brazil nut: Your life appears perfect, and you like to be seen at all the right places. But sometimes, despite outward appearances, you appear vulnerable and anxious on the inside.
Caramel, hard: People can rely on you, and you like to get things done. Routine is important to you. The downside is that you may find it hard to listen to and respect the points of view of others.
Caramel, soft: You are comfortable and easygoing -- too easygoing sometimes, and you don't get the credit or the reward you deserve.
Caramel with nuts: You are everyone's friend. You have charisma but can also be a bit of a temptress or tease.
Cherry: You have a lust for life and love. Your energy is incredible. Just watching you makes others feel tired.
Chocolate: You can laugh at yourself and don't take yourself too seriously. You enjoy the game of life and look to the future with healthy optimism.
Coconut: Creative and artistic, you feel drawn to music, dance, and the rhythm of life, but you might appear a bit flighty to others.
Coffee: A deep thinker who enjoys the art of conversation and debate, you have an open mind. You may have a tendency to be impatient or to stay so busy and focused on work that you forget to attend to loved ones.
Fudge: You have a relaxed, graceful approach to life, but it's important to you to make your mark on the world. When you can't achieve what you want, you feel stuck and frustrated.
Hazelnut: You are a nature lover and rely heavily on your intuition, which often brings you great success. You may have to fight against shyness.
Marshmallow: You are very sociable and like to party and have people around you. The danger is that you can get bored quickly.
Mint: Cool and sophisticated, you have bags of charisma. It's not that you don't want to commit, it's just that life is too exciting and you love your freedom.
Orange: You need to find meaning in life, to discover yourself and fulfill your spiritual needs. Don't forget that you have physical and emotional needs, too.
Peanut: You are an outdoor kind of person. Time is precious to you, and you fit a lot -- sometimes too much -- into your day.
Pecan: Staying young in body and mind is important to you, and this makes you an appealing and fun-loving person.
Raspberry: You like life to be fun and simple and when it gets complicated, you can feel naive and lost.
Strawberry: A loving and thoughtful person, you are an eternal optimist with lots of love to give. Your generosity means that you are often taken advantage of.
Reprinted from Better Than Sex: Chocolate Principles to Live By (Conari Press, 2005) by Theresa Cheung.