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