THE SUPRASTERNAL NOTCH TEST

by The Chocolate Dictionary

Similar to the Ensellure Test, this is the test in which a lover is judged by whether one would enjoy eating chocolates from their suprasternal notch – the small hollow at the base of the throat. Considered an erogenous zone by many, the suprasternal notch features in the novel and film The English Patient, where it is a point of amorous fascination for Almásy. The way he lovingly touches Katherine there, the way he wants to name it and claim it, and the fact that he buys her a silver pendant to hang there, all point to the conclusion that she would have passed the test.

“I want this, this – this place. I love this place.” – Almásy wanting to take possession of Katherine’s suprasternal notch in ‘The English Patient’. (Image from: YouTube)

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