Food, Substance or Actions that can cause Addiction

Food, Substance or Actions that can cause Addiction

1) Top of my lists is Coffee, it is as addictive as opium, if you have freshly roasted coffee brewed with a hot cup of coffee, and after a period of more than 30 days, the smell and taste is so addictive you will get withdrawal symptoms, like lack of concentration or sleepyness, and you need caffeine to stay awake, an overdose will only cause sleepless nights.

2) Likewise the next is Gui Hua Tea, the fragrance will linger after you taste it, especially brewing the real chinese way, that is why it is a very superior tea, amongst the highest prices for tea.

3) Durian, 50% of those who have a taste will never forget the taste and would like it, but the other 50% will never like the pungent smell, so if you fall under the 50% who like durians, it can be very addictive also.

4) Sex. The action of sex will stimulate the brain and cause a reaction that is transmitted in your blood to other parts of your body, and it is so addictive that you will never forget the experience, the sense of touch and foreplay will complete the experience, it is part of the human autonomy.

5) Drugs. Drugs are addictive because of prolong use, you seldom get addicted for the first time, the chemicals mess up your brain and cause a reaction that will cause very bad withdrawal symptoms, but if you can mute the response you can kill the addiction.

6) Gambling. The action of gambling is not addictive, it is the act of winning that mess up your brain that makes you think you have satisfaction from the power of control of money, and makes you think you can win all the time, that is why gamblers never quit, but gambling as an addiction can also be controlled, by messing the part of the brain that cause this reflex.

7) Alcohol. Alcohol will cause addiction because of the “high” feeling of the brain when you are intoxicated, it mess up the chemicals in your brain, and will be very problematic over prolong use.

8) Last on my lists is cigerettes, it is a lifestyle addiction problem, the smell and taste will only cause addiction over prolong use, but nowadays it is possible to kill the addiction by having patches stuck on your arm or body.

Therefore if you are able to create a perfect user experience that lingers in the mind for a long time through pleasant taste, smell, touch and experience, you would have consumers addicted to your products and services, achieving great sales. The market for Food and Beverage is huge because human beings do not like to eat the same thing or drink the same thing everyday, and will normally rotate their experience of taste, if you take this into account, and able to create the perfect user experience, you would have sales always, beating the numbers game.

– Contributed by Oogle.


Willing Hearts require Volunteers

Willing Hearts, 50 Genting Lane, #04-06, Cideco Building, Singapore 349558 Operating hours from 6am to 12pm, peak workload 7am to 10am. Our kitchen is open everyday 365 days/year. 

Our Mission Statement is:

To work with the underprivileged, the needy, and other marginalised members of society, and where relevant, to assist and guide them towards rehabilitating and reinstating themselves as useful citizens of society. 

A major part of our work is conducted through the operation of our soup kitchens. Currently, we serve an estimated total of 2700 to 3000 people daily or about 90,000 meals per month.


Willing Hearts has been a registered society since February 2005. We are a 100% volunteer-based.

Our kitchen is open everyday 365 days/year.

Dress code is kitchen-smart (casual workwear).