Friday, 6 May 2011

Friday Five: Foods Writers Are Most Likely To Eat


Let me start this post by saying I have strange dreams. Okay. Now you can read on.

Have you ever watched Family Fortunes? It's the game show where contestants from the same family are asked to pick the most common answers to a survey. For example, they might have surveyed a group of people and asked them to name items most commonly associated with Easter. The family members then take it in turns to guess the responses. Points are awarded for not only the correct answers but how popular the answer was in the survey. So if 80 out of the 100 surveyed answered eggs, and a family member guessed eggs, they win the round.

I dreamt I was on the game show earlier in the week and that the survey was 'Foods writers are most likely to eat'. I was with my mum and dad, and was the first to answer. For some reason I couldn't think of any item of food or drink. Nothing. I woke up cursing myself - the obvious answer was coffee.

As often happens after such dreams, I started thinking about what my guesses should have been. Here they are, starting with the most popular response:

1. Coffee
2. Wine
3. Chocolate
4. Muffins
5. Doughnuts

What five items would be on your list?

27 comments:

  1. I think the Americans version of the show was called Family Feud.


    My choice would have been toast.

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  2. my list would look like this:
    1. chocolate
    2. chocolate
    3. chocolate
    4. chocolate
    5. chocolate

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  3. It's a pretty good list as it is. Those are chocolate doughnuts, right?

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  4. OK - let me start by saying I totally misread the thumbnail and thought you were talking about what food writers eat - so my first thought was beans on toast. But now I've read the real post.......

    Tea and biscuits. (though chocolate and doughnuts were close runners).

    Can't drink wine when I write. I type total gibberish after even a couple of swigs.

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  5. My choice would be cola (can't call it Coke as I buy the cheaper supermarket version) - but it's still caffeine - and I don't have to go down to the kitchen to make it.

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  6. I love that show It's still on one of the other challenge channels,
    My five would be,
    Hot chocolate.
    Water,
    Grapes
    Chips.
    BLT SANDWICHES.

    Have a nice day,
    Yvonne,

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  7. Coffee, coke, vodka, coffee, coke...in that order. Yeah, it's mostly a liquid diet when I get in 'the zone'.

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  8. Tea, toast, chocolate, more tea, more toast.

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  9. Barley cup : health drink made of roasted barley, rye & chicory because I don't drink coffee.
    Dried Fruit & nuts
    Fresh fruit
    Chocolate
    Goats cheese on toast

    Okay too healthy, I know, but I'm just making sure I live long enough to see my book in print:-)

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  10. Coffee
    Rooibosh tea (have to curb that caffeine!)
    Dried fruit and nuts
    Toast
    Martini with 3 olives

    An attempt at health and not too heavy on the calories rewarded with a cocktail!

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  11. I think it's safe to say coffee would be the #1 answer! :)

    After that, probably soda, pita chips, brownies, and good old-fashioned water.

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  12. 1) home baked cinamon/chelsea buns!
    2) home baked banana and chocolate cake!
    3) boots low fat popcorn x 6 LOL!
    4) a shot or three of drambuie!
    5) solpadeine. :-)

    Yay for strange dreams - esp when you remember them! I never remember mine - I just wake up thinking "that was a strange dream!" LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  13. Hot Tamales would be in there somewhere...

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  14. You nailed my first three.

    4)yogurt
    5)turkey and cream cheese (yes, it's sad)

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  16. I'd put chocolate up at number 1. I don't drink either coffee or alcohol, and doughnuts always make me feel bloated.

    But oreo cookies. Now there's one of my weaknesses. That would be up there for sure.

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  17. Water
    Tea
    Chocolate
    Chocolate
    Chocolate

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  18. Chip sticks
    choccy
    coffee
    mints (hard ones - I like crunching)
    boiled sweets (the crunching whilst writing thing again)

    Lx

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  19. only can speak for myself:
    coffee
    popcorn
    chocolate
    tea
    popcorn

    It is called Family Feud, here in the U.S.
    Fun post Ellie~

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  20. 1-3 for the win!!! And yep, Family Feud. :D <3

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  21. Coffee, tea, wine, cheese, fruit. And mexican food!

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  22. Fun post.

    My 5 are:
    chocolate
    Diet Coke
    edamame
    strawberries
    pizza

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  23. Food..yum...love this post.

    My 5 are
    Chocolate
    Coffee
    Sandwitches
    Chocolate Cake
    Apple Pie

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  24. Coffee
    Coffee
    Coffee
    Coffee
    Paracetamol

    Painkillers are food, right?

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  25. Maltesers, tea, chocolate raisins, tea, cheese an onion crisps (washed down by tea)!

    Congratulations on your wonderful news (below). How exciting to have a proper break from work to concentrate on that novel. I am envious! x

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  26. Very odd dreams Ellie - wonder what prompted it.

    My own list would consist only of tea and water - (though I'm sorely tempted by Margo's Martini with extra olives!) But if I ever manage to kick the nicotine habit, who knows?!

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  27. Coffee
    Chocolate
    Bananas
    Scones (cheese and fruit)
    Fruit smoothies

    Love the dream:O)

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