Survey Time Up in Here!

Who even likes tests or quizzes? Not me. Especially not around this time of year, aka dead week, aka the week before all hell breaks loose, aka finals time. Luckily this semester I only have one actual final, but I’m still dreading it. One thing I will never dread is taking surveys. They are so much more fun than real tests and you actually learn something about yourself and other people. Take that, weather and climate final exam!

I saw this survey on a couple blogs recently and I decided to do it while I still have brain cells left. Definitely fill it out if you get the chance because it’s fun–way more fun than a pop quiz. Oh, and I did change a few of the questions to be more veg-friendly 😉

Coke or Pepsi? Ummmm, neither?! Sorry, not a soda girl at all. Not even diet anymore (though Zevia’s an exception…), though I used to drink Diet Coke occasionally a few years ago. So I guess I’ll go with Coke, since I was never able to stomach Pepsi.

Lemonade or Fruit Punch? Lemonade, baby! It reminds me so much of summer. I haven’t had a legit lemonade in quite a few years, but I’d like to try making my own this summer with some stevia.

Caramel Apple or Cotton Candy? I actually don’t think I’ve ever had a caramel apple, so I think I’ll have to go with cotton candy. The colors always appealed to me when I was younger. Though I really do love my overnight oats version of caramel apples!

Even better than a real caramel apple!

Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate? Dark all the way. I prefer the stuff that’s between 55-75%, since I do have a major sweet tooth, but I’ve preferred dark chocolate since I can remember–yes, I was that weird kid who liked the Hershey Special Dark bars at Halloween!

Tofu or Tempeh? No question…tempeh! Some people say it tastes bitter, but to me it’s just a little nutty. Tofu weirds me out, especially the taste. I can handle the texture if it’s extra firm, but I’ve never had really good-tasting tofu, aside from the stuff they have at the Whole Foods hot bar. Now that is some good tofu!

Soy or Almond Cheese? Both are pretty good, but I’m gonna go with almond, because it’s a little healthier than soy cheese. Plus I’ve found it in awesome flavors like jalapeno jack.

Crackers or Cookies? Hmmmm, this one is tough. I like crackers, but I haven’t had any in awhile since it’s been hard to find kinds without milk in them (crazy, I know). I like cookies too, but they have to be certain kinds, like the knock-off healthier Oreos that Whole Foods makes, or really soft homemade cookies. I think I’ll say cookies, to go with my sweet tooth!

Pretzels or Chips? Uh, can I say both? I used to not be such a huge fan of pretzels, but once I discovered that they make a really good topping for sweet and salty oats (not to mention delicious dipped in almond butter), I was hooked. The only chips I really eat are the sweet potato multigrain chips from Late July, but they are beyond amazing!

A snackplate with BOTH chips and pretzels!

Mexican or Indian Food? This one’s hard. I like Mexican food a la Chipotle or Qdoba, which I know isn’t authentic Mexican, but whatever. I’m mostly in it for the pico de gallo and guacamole. I haven’t had Indian in awhile, but I’ve always loved its spiciness and curries are so good. I’m gonna say Indian.

Mediterranean or Chinese Food? No question–Mediterranean. How can you beat hummus, tabbouleh and falafel? You can’t.

Pie or Cake? Uh, pie…maybe? I actually prefer cold desserts, like sorbet and gelato, but pie is definitely better than cake for me. I hate frosting, so whenever I’d have cake at a party, I’d just eat the cake part. Which is boring. A good fruit-filled pie can be pretty delicious though.

Pasta or Pizza? Another hard one! I prefer pasta in cold pasta salads (especially quinoa pasta), and I like pizzas sans cheese, but with tons of random toppings, like artichoke hearts or olives or pineapple or hummus. Not all on one pizza though. I’ll say pizza, because I really want to experiment with making my own pizzas this summer.

Literally the best pizza I've ever had (and made)--brown rice tortilla topped with spicy pumpkin sauce, tempeh bacon, orange bell pepper and green chiles.

Green or Red Grapes? Red, obvs. They’re usually sweeter, and they’re awesome frozen. Just do it.

Salad or Soup? Come on, really? I am a salad fiend fo sho! Soup isn’t really my thing, but I love devouring huge salads, especially from places like Panera, Qdoba and my favorite place, Mad Greens.

A simple but sweet salad from Whole Foods.

Pancakes or Waffles? Waffles. There’s just something about them that reminds me of being a kid, plus they’re just more fun than pancakes to me. And easier to make!

Raw or Cooked Veggies? I’m weird because I prefer a lot of veggies raw. Like the obvious ones (baby carrots, greens) but also broccoli, cauliflower and bell peppers. Try dipping raw cauli in salsa, it’s amazing!

Oatmeal or Cereal? Oats! I used to gag just thinking about oats, but that was before I discovered how great overnight oats are and the million flavor combos. So much better than those lame Quaker packets. The only cereal I really like is peanut butter Puffins, which I’m basically addicted to.

One of my favorite overnight oats combos--dark chocolate oats topped with mint chocolate chip gelato.

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13 thoughts on “Survey Time Up in Here!

  1. Aja says:

    I hate frosting too! I actually can’t eat cake or cheesecake or certain kinds of pie. It has to be cold desserts like gelatto or frozen yogurt or really light ice cream. Everything else makes me sick. Dark chocolate ALL THE WAY! Sadly I just found out I can’t get any dark chocolate on campus at my college. It’s sad. Good luck with your final! I hate them, too, but at least it’s just one instead of multiple.

  2. I think I’m gonna have to steal this from you! I’m totally a tempeh person too. I like tofu too, but I can’t make it myself. If I get it from whole foods it’s really good! Mediterranean is the best kind of food in my opinion. I mean I like chinese but it Mediterranean tastes good and never leaves you with the heavy feeling that chinese does!

  3. I love surveys,too – so fun & a great way to get to know people better! 🙂
    I agree with you,red grapes by far beat their green siblings,and indian food is out of this world! I’ve also never had a caramel apple,by the way… Always wanted to try one though. 😉

  4. I can honestly say that I have no idea what tempeh is! I’ve never, ever heard of it in my whole life! I would try it if I had the opportunity though! I do have a special love for cotton candy and waffles though! I actually just got a waffle maker that creates cute mini-waffles in different shapes! I LOVE IT! It’s my favorite thing in the house at the moment! :’]

    • I’m jealous of your waffle maker, I would love something like that!

      Tempeh is hard to explain, but it’s basically fermented soybeans that are formed into a square. It’s really high in protein and a lot of vegans and vegetarians use it in place of meat. It’s really good, if you ever get the chance to try it!

      • It’s the best thing about the kitchen! [In my opinion]. Nothing in our kitchen makes anything as cute as that waffle maker does! It’s definitely being packed and taken to university with me!
        Ah, that sounds like something I should be eating because I know that I never get enough protein these days. Maybe I can convince someone to find it for me :]

  5. NEED to try caramel apple oats! I hate icing too! It just taste way too fake to me. I always scrape off the icing unless it’s homemade or cream cheese icing. Oh and frozen grapes<3333

  6. I think I prefer Mexican too, although Indian can be a tasty change sometimes 🙂 I definitely go with milk chocolate, the sweeter the better for me! And let’s see what else… I love me some pretzels, those paired with a good ole diet coke, yum!
    Great survey girl!

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