The Stroopwafel Rorschach Inkblot Test

A very important part of our experience in the Netherlands was the discovery of the stroopwafel.

Stroopwafel stand in Rotterdam | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

A stroopwafel is a traditional Dutch cookie. (And it is a delicious traditional Dutch cookie.)

It’s basically a flattened ice cream cone, split into two thin halves, then glued back together with a delicious filling made of syrup, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon.

UMM YES PLEASE. 😍

Eating stroopwafels in Rotterdam | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

They are available at food stands along the streets, which I HIGHLY recommend. Because omgggg they’re still warm and gooey and they practically melt in your mouth. So good.

Also, adorable bite-sized stroopwafels are frequently served with coffee! Nom.

Stroopwafel and coffee | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

And we soon discovered that they are also available in bulk from the grocery store… Soooooo yeah. We ate a lot of stroopwafels during our time in the Netherlands.

Eating them reminded me of those Reese’s commercials from the 90’s, “There’s No Wrong Way to Eat a Reese’s.” So then I started eating my stroopwafels in weird ways to see if there was a wrong way to eat a stroopwafel. (Don’t worry, there’s not.)

That was originally going to be the theme of this post.

But as I was looking back through my pictures, I started to see shapes and figures in my partially eaten stroopwafels. And so it became a Rorschach inkblot test instead.

You can play along! Here’s how it works.

The Stroopwafel Rorschach Inkblot Test

  • I’ll show the original picture
  • You say the first thing that comes to mind when you see my partially eaten stroopwafel
  • I’ll show you an illustration of what my brain came up with

 

#1

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

My interpretation:

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

#2

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

My interpretation:

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

#3

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

My interpretation:

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

#4

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

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Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

#5

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

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Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

#6

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

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Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

#7

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

My interpretation:

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#8

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

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Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

#9

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

My interpretation:

Stroopwafel Rorschach Test | The Netherlands | The Travel Medley

 

It should be noted that some psychologists use the results of the Rorschach inkblot test to examine a patient’s personality and emotional well-being. It has also been used to detect underlying thought disorder, especially when patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly.

So what do my answers say about me?

I analyzed my own results and decided that they do point to an underlying obsession…
Dutch stroopwafels. 😍

 

Um hi. Are you as obsessed with Dutch stroopwafels as I am?

Check out my hand lettered/hand drawn stroopwafel mug from Society6!

Life Is Sweet | Stroopwafel Mug | The Travel Medley

 

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