""Cool names can make for cool foods," says lead author Brian Wansink of Cornell University. "Whether it be 'power peas' or 'dinosaur broccoli trees,' giving a food a fun name makes kids think it will be more fun to eat. And it seems to keep working - even the next day," Wansink said.
"Similar results have been found with adults. A restaurant study showed that when the Seafood Filet was changed to Succulent Italian Seafood Filet, sales increased 28 percent and taste rating increased by 12 percent."
So maybe I just need a cooler name! I remember when John Mellencamp was John Cougar. It must have been the same thinking. Then he became John Cougar Mellencamp. Then just John Mellencamp.
So maybe I should be April Amazing. Or April Scares Your Pants Off. [Hm, that sounds vaguely naughty.]
Your nominations for my new name welcome.