Sunday, April 23, 2006

Snacks by your birth sign

Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Fiery Aries wants a snack with a kick. Wasabi peas are right up the Ram's alley. And though this sign sometimes has difficulty finishing projects, Aries will have no trouble working their way through a bag of these babies. Best consumed with a hefty supply of water.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The Bull likes snacks with substance. Peanut butter crackers take the edge off this sign's appetite, particularly in the late afternoon. Be warned that Taurus can get extremely irritable if their favorite treats aren't readily available. If you live, love or work with this sign, you'd be wise to always keep some of these nibbles on hand.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Gemini likes a bit of variety in their snack foods. Perhaps that's why this sign is so fond of Chex Mix. This blend of cereal, pretzels, nuts, and bagel chips is enough to hold even The Twins' interest. Part of the fun for this sign is sorting through the mix to find exactly which treat they want at any given moment.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Cancer is "old school" when it comes to snacks. Potato chips are this sign's favorite vice, especially when loaded with all kinds of gooey dips. Don't try sneaking the baked or low-fat varieties past the Crab, unless you want a nasty pinch. As far as Cancer is concerned, if you're going to have a snack, it had better taste great!

Leo (July 23 - August 22)
The Lion's affinity for felines is legendary. What better snack for this sign, then, than Cheetos? Even a few handfuls of this snack will make the Lion purr with pleasure. If the jaunty tiger on the bag doesn't get this sign, then the lure of cheesy deliciousness will. Leo also enjoys licking the orange residue from this snack off their paws.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
You won't find health-conscious Virgo tearing through a huge plate of nachos. This sign prefers a snack that is both wholesome and filling. Soy nuts are just the ticket for a hungry Virgin. Choose the kind with no artificial flavoring and preservatives, please. This sign treats their body like a temple, even when it comes to snacks!

Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libra strives for balance in all things, including snacks. A bag of kettle corn is just the thing to keep this sign smiling. Coated with equal parts salt and sugar, this popcorn can satisfy Libra's desire for a treat that satisfies both sets of taste buds. Be warned, though --the only time a Libra won't share is when snacking on a favorite treat.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpio likes salty snacks, because they harken back to this sign's watery origins. That's why black olives always make a big splash with this sign. Don't bother removing the pits -- Scorpio loves rooting out the stones from their favorite snack. Tapenade, or olive paste, is also a welcome treat for this sign, particularly when richly spread over thick slices of French bread.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
The Archer delights in snacks that have a foreign flavor. Is it any wonder, then, that this sign adores tortilla chips slathered with salsa? Add a dish of guacamole to the mix and Sagittarius is in seventh heaven. This sign's snack habits are legendary. If you're having a party, it's probably a good idea to prepare two plates -- one for Sagittarius, and another for the rest of your guests.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
The Goat prefers a snack with a touch of class. That's why you'll often find a bowl filled with pistachios on this sign's desk. Not only are these nuts expensive, but they're also delicious. There's the added benefit of having to shell these snacks before popping them into your mouth, too. Capricorn loves any treat that requires a bit of work.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Independent Aquarius likes a snack that's a bit off the beaten path. Pumpkin seeds fit the bill quite nicely. Not only do they fall outside the mainstream, they're healthy, too! Pumpkin seeds are rich in amino acids, which boosts brain activity. No wonder the Water-bearer prefers this snack above all others.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces is a mutable sign, which explains their affinity for chewy snacks. Treats that can't be easily chomped and swallowed prove a welcome diversion from bothersome concerns like work or household chores. Maybe that's why this sign enjoys gnawing their way through a piece of beef jerky. Vegetarians may prefer banana chips instead.