is dessert meant for before meal or after meal

@megaplaza (1438)
Nigeria
May 12, 2007 6:27am CST
was deesert meant for before meal or after meal.
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12 responses
@anonymili (3140)
12 May 07
A nice dessert - Here's a dessert I would love to eat at any time let alone after my main meal LOL!
I've always considered dessert to be something you have after your main meal but just in case you don't believe me, here's what wikipedia says: Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one, such as some cheeses. The word comes from the Old French desservir, "to clear the table." Some common desserts are cakes, cookies, fruits, and candies. The word dessert is most commonly used for this course in U.S., Canada, Australia, and Ireland, while sweet, pudding or afters would be more typical terms in the UK and some other Commonwealth countries. According to Debrett's, pudding is the proper term, dessert is only to be used if the course consists of fruit, and sweet is colloquial. This, of course, reflects the upper-class/upper-middle-class usage. More commonly, the words simply form a class shibboleth; pudding being the upper-class and upper-middle-class word to use for sweet food served after the main course, sweet, afters and dessert being considered non-U. However, dessert is considered slightly better than the other two, owing to many young people, whose parents say pudding, acquiring the word from American media.
@angelco (347)
• Philippines
18 May 07
dessert should be eaten after meal but for me i eat it anytime of the day :)
@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
16 May 07
dessert is after a meal.Because when you eat dessert before meal you cannot eat anymore because you eat sugar.And usually dessert is after meal.
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
12 May 07
I think it was meant for before meal.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
12 May 07
Generally dessert is meant to be eaten after your main meal.
• India
12 May 07
Dessert is meant after meal only as far as I think ...but for me dessert means anytime....it works
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
12 May 07
We eat our dessert after the meal. We dont have dessert every day though. Just occasionally. Also we usually have dessert after Sunday dinner.
@amoreco (180)
• United States
12 May 07
After..but I feel free to eat anytime!Humm
@thai11 (239)
• United States
12 May 07
I think people should eat it whenever they see fit to eat dessert in their meal!! Is there a "Meal Law" we are suppose to abide by? How crazy if there were..well I wouldn't put it past some cultures....
@brimia (6588)
• United States
12 May 07
I always consider dessert to be an after meal treat. I don't eat dessert very often but if I do, it's usually some sort of fruit, fruit sorbet, or fruit pie...to keep it healthy.
@samson1967 (7423)
• India
12 May 07
Well the course of meal goes in this order. The Appetisers, Starters, Main course and Desert. My favourite desert is jackfruit juice.
@wolves69 (756)
• United States
12 May 07
I've never believed in that convention, but still get yelled at for "spoiling" the meal...LOL, I've always finished anyway...lol